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Photo specialty can compete – and win – against big players Feature Opinion Sponsored post 

Photo specialty can compete – and win – against big players

Guest post by Steve Giordano Jr., president, Photo Finale. I spend my day talking to photo specialty retailers. Many share their triumphs and challenges being an imaging industry entrepreneur. One common thread is frustration over the apparent competitive advantage enjoyed by Shutterfly, Snapfish, Walgreens, and other large-scale photofinishing brands. I say “apparent” because, the truth is, an independent retailer can beat a... Read More
London firm Popsa gets £3 million to automate photobooks News 

London firm Popsa gets £3 million to automate photobooks

The U.K. Standard reports London tech firm Popsa has raised £3 million from top investors to develop an automated way to make photobooks. Popsa, founded in 2016, has clinched £2.2 million in a seed funding round led by Pembroke Venture Capital Trust, a backer of brands like Five Guys and Alexa Chung’s fashion label. Famous ad man Sir John Hegarty, co-founder... Read More
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
For the second year, Tom’s Reviews chooses Mixbook as top photo card pick News Opinion 

For the second year, Tom’s Reviews chooses Mixbook as top photo card pick

Popular consumer ratings site, Tom’s Guide, has for the second-straight year selected Mixbook as the top choice for photo cards. Unlike other reviews we’ve criticized here at The Dead Pixels Society, the Tom’s Guide review at least has someone knowledgeable – veteran photo-industry writer, Sally Weiner Grotta – conducting the test. The list of tested companies, however, was a little on... 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
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
Snapfish Selects Tuangru to Gain Full Visibility into Their Data Centers Press releases 

Snapfish Selects Tuangru to Gain Full Visibility into Their Data Centers

Digital photo printing company replaces homegrown solution with next-generation data center infrastructure management software VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwired – September 12, 2017) – Tuangru, a next-generation data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software company, has been selected by Snapfish to enable full visibility into the facility, IT and virtual layers of their data centers. Tuangru’s RAMP DCIM software will replace their homegrown solution.... Read More
Photo Printing and Merchandise Market Will See a Decelerated Revenue Growth at 2.6% CAGR by the End of 2026 | Jun 20, 2017 – ReleaseWire Market research Press releases 

Photo Printing and Merchandise Market Will See a Decelerated Revenue Growth at 2.6% CAGR by the End of 2026 | Jun 20, 2017 – ReleaseWire

Valley Cottage, NY — (SBWIRE) — 06/20/2017 — According to Future Market Insights, Advent of digital imaging technology can be identified as the point from where roll films were ordained to go out of business.The declining demand for cameras with film rolls is directly associated with growing adoption of digital cameras. Consumers grew more inclined towards digital cameras, thereby making... Read More
Shutterfly earnings report reveals overall printing market trends and challenges Earnings reports Opinion 

Shutterfly earnings report reveals overall printing market trends and challenges

Yesterday, photo-printing industry leader Shutterfly Inc. released its first quarter earnings, which revealed once again the on-going struggles of making a year-round business out the typically seasonal photo-printing business. Shutterfly has invested millions in photo-printing plants with national reach, and then watch much of the equipment sit idle until the fourth quarter. The challenges faced by Shutterfly, however, are also mirrored... Read More
Independent retailers embrace Photo Finale Enterprise Sponsored post 

Independent retailers embrace Photo Finale Enterprise

Modern technology lets photo retailers compete with the big players The online photo business has change a lot over the past few years. Mobile-enabled responsive sites are now a requirement, not a luxury. Modern UI and backend reliability can make the difference between getting an order and losing out to a competitor. Features that were once just “nice to have,”... Read More
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