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Exclusive: Expansion-minded CanvasPop raises $3.3 million funding Feature Press releases 

Exclusive: Expansion-minded CanvasPop raises $3.3 million funding

CanvasPop, the decade-old Canadian photo canvas shop, has taken its first funding round with an eye for expansion.The $3.3 million infusion from some of Canada’s most-established VC firms will provide capital for future expansion into new product areas and possible acquisitions, says Adrian Salamunovic, co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, CanvasPop. (See the full press release below). “We started the company originally... Read More
Winners and losers of the Shutterfly/Lifetouch combination News Opinion 

Winners and losers of the Shutterfly/Lifetouch combination

The photo industry’s biggest merger in years has brought up rampant speculation among competitors, vendors and gadflies about the Shutterfly acquisition of Lifetouch. Details of the combination are still coming out, but it’s clear there is a short-term positive reception. Shutterfly’s stock rose to more than $70 a share, after being mired in the mid-$50 range for months. From a... Read More
Lifetouch purchase brings immediate benefits to Shutterfly News Opinion 

Lifetouch purchase brings immediate benefits to Shutterfly

Shutterfly shares jumped nearly 20% last night on the news the leading photo-personalization company was buying the billion-dollar company in the school photography space, Lifetouch National School Studios for $825 million, as well as the report the company beat its fourth-quarter forecasts. The deal includes Lifetouch’s school business, as well as it’s ancillary businesses of church directories, preschool photography, JC Penney retail... Read More
Shutterfly Inc. announces definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Lifetouch News Press releases 

Shutterfly Inc. announces definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Lifetouch

Combination significantly expands customer base and product range Lifetouch achieved revenue of $963.9 million and EBITDA of $111.3 million for the period ended June 30, 2017 Acquisition adds significant Revenue, Adjusted EBITDA, and Cash Flow in the next twelve months with attractive future revenue and cost synergies Combined company total Adjusted EBITDA of at least $450 million targeted in 2020... Read More
Shutterfly announces fourth quarter and full year 2017 financial results Earnings reports Press releases 

Shutterfly announces fourth quarter and full year 2017 financial results

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), the leading online retailer and manufacturer of high-quality personalized products and services, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017. “Q4 was a strong conclusion to a year in which we made significant strides in positioning Shutterfly for long-term, profitable growth,” said Christopher North, President and Chief Executive... Read More
Shutterfly customer cries foul over Groupon deal News 

Shutterfly customer cries foul over Groupon deal

Legal NewsLine is reporting an Illinois woman is suing photo personalization leader Shutterfly Inc. for deceptive Groupon advertising practices. The article states Megan Taylor, individually and on behalf of all those similarly situated filed a complaint Dec. 12, 2017, in the Superior Court of California naming Shutterfly and “Does 1 through 50” in alleged violations of the California Consumers Legal Remedies... Read More
Top 10 Dead Pixels Society photo industry stories of 2017 News Opinion 

Top 10 Dead Pixels Society photo industry stories of 2017

It’s been a busy year for the Dead Pixels Society, with the launching of the full blog and a weekly newsletter. Here are the top 10 stories from the website, based on hits and shares: 10) Costco gets into business printing Costco has added business printing to its online Photo Center. The company notified customers of the addition of business... Read More
Tiny Prints Teams Up with Baby2Baby to Support Children in Need Press releases Promotions 

Tiny Prints Teams Up with Baby2Baby to Support Children in Need

Julie Bowen, Baby2Baby Board Member and Tiny Prints Holiday Card Collection Ambassador, to Host Day of Giving for Baby2Baby Supporters REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tiny Prints, a leader in premium personalized stationery, today unveiled an exclusive charitable holiday card collection, benefiting Baby2Baby, a non-profit organization that provides low-income children ages zero to 12 years with diapers, clothing and basic necessities that... Read More
Shutterfly and David’s Bridal Announce Expanded Marketing Partnership News Press releases 

Shutterfly and David’s Bridal Announce Expanded Marketing Partnership

Three-Year Deal Names Shutterfly the Exclusive Wedding Stationery Provider to David’s Bridal REDWOOD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), the leading manufacturer and online retailer of high-quality personalized photo products and services, and David’s Bridal, the leading bridal and special occasion retailer in the United States, today formally announced an expanded partnership. The new collaboration builds off an already successful standing relationship,... Read More
Shutterfly CMO discusses how data boosted a “Web 1.0” brand News 

Shutterfly CMO discusses how data boosted a “Web 1.0” brand

In an interview with Adexchanger.com, Shutterfly Inc. CMO John Boris says the nearly two-decade-old photo site “probably shouldn’t have made it” in the transition to a mobile-centric world, but recent revenue increases have shown the company is competing with giants like Apple, Google and Facebook. Some highlights from the interview: How iterative is Shutterfly as a marketing organization? We are pretty... Read More
Photo Printing & Merchandise Market Is Expected to Represent US $3,000 Mn by 2026 End Market research Press releases 

Photo Printing & Merchandise Market Is Expected to Represent US $3,000 Mn by 2026 End

Future Market Insights’ recent report predicts a very unavailing future for the global photo printing & merchandise market. Valley Cottage, NY — (SBWIRE) — 10/30/2017 — Although, almost half of global photo printing & merchandise revenues are likely to be coming from online sales. While instant kiosks account for less than 10% of the market value, online distribution of photo... Read More
Takeways from Shutterfly’s third-quarter earnings News Opinion 

Takeways from Shutterfly’s third-quarter earnings

Shutterfly reveals move to AWS, will retain BorrowLenses Shutterfly reported its third-quarter earnings last week, and gave insight into the progress of its brand consolidation and business-solutions expansion. As reported earlier, the Redwood City, Calif-based company trimmed its brands down to just Shutterfly, TinyPrints and Weddings, while combining these on to a single technical platform. Doing so caused an expected... Read More
Consumer Reports does another strange photo print test Opinion 

Consumer Reports does another strange photo print test

For 80 years, Consumer Reports has been the bellwether of reliable consumer product reviews. From washers and dryers to cars and trucks, CR was the go-to resource for unbiased information. Every year, the annual buyers guide – available on newsstands – influenced camera purchases, as the reviewers were seen as unbiased and truthful. Sometimes the recommendations were head-scratchers – like... Read More
Shutterfly Announces Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results News Press releases 

Shutterfly Announces Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), the leading online retailer and manufacturer of high-quality personalized products and services, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017. “Q3 marked an important milestone for the company as we substantially completed the platform consolidation and the restructuring announced earlier this year in February,” said Christopher North, President and Chief Executive... Read More
MacOS High Sierra expands built-in photo printing New Products News 

MacOS High Sierra expands built-in photo printing

Apple Inc. rolled out a MacOS update amidst the flurry of product introductions in recent weeks. Among them, Mac OS High Sierra offers expanded photo functionality that companies are already taking advantage of. Deployed as an extension to the built-in Photos app, the new functionality was introduced at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference in June. (Hans Hartman does a nice... Read More