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NRF: January retail sales grew 2.7 percent over last year Market research Press releases 

NRF: January retail sales grew 2.7 percent over last year

Retail sales in January increased 0.2 percent seasonally adjusted over December and were up 2.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “The strength of consumer spending continues to be the anchor of the current economic expansion,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “January’s retail sales results reflect a... Read More
Confident consumers, broader buying lead to record Valentine’s Day spending plans Market research Press releases 

Confident consumers, broader buying lead to record Valentine’s Day spending plans

Coming off a strong holiday season, Americans are expected to set another record for Valentine’s Day spending this year as they continue to widen the range of those they’re buying for, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “Valentine’s Day is a sentimental tradition, but gift-giving can be driven by... Read More
photobook.ai develops GoBooks mobile photobook app for Entourage Yearbooks News Press releases 

photobook.ai develops GoBooks mobile photobook app for Entourage Yearbooks

Yearbook leader launches AI mobile photobook app for the yearbook mom Las Vegas, NV and Singapore – photobook.ai, developer of AI-powered photobook technology, announces Entourage Yearbooks has released the  GoBooks white-label app based on the industry-leading Albumstory AI-SDK. The iOS and Android apps come with an end-to-end photobook.ai business platform which integrates CRM, marketing, m-commerce, payments and print submissions system... Read More
photobook.ai launches Visual Intelligence for Sports at SPAC 2020 New Products Press releases SDKs and APIs 

photobook.ai launches Visual Intelligence for Sports at SPAC 2020

Visual Intelligence pioneer showcases SDK to sort through athlete galleries using Computer Vision AI Las Vegas, NV and Singapore: photobook.ai, developer of Visual Intelligence technologies, will be showcasing new Computer Vision AI toolkits developed specifically for the volume photography market at SPAC 2020 Jan. 22-25, 2020 in booth #308. SPAC is the annual School Photographers Association Convention held in Las... Read More
NRF says 2019 holiday sales were up 4.1 percent Market research News Press releases 

NRF says 2019 holiday sales were up 4.1 percent

Holiday retail sales during 2019 grew 4.1 percent over the same period in 2018 to $730.2 billion, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. Online and other non-store sales were up 14.6 percent over the year before at $167.8 billion and are included in the total. “Having spent the last week with... Read More
NRF: Growing emphasis on convenience for today’s consumers Marketing Press releases 

NRF: Growing emphasis on convenience for today’s consumers

Today’s consumers increasingly prioritize convenience when it comes to purchases, and expect retailers to continue to offer innovative ways to save them time and effort, according to the latest issue of the Consumer View report released today by the National Retail Federation. “Time is a precious commodity for today’s consumers,” NRF Vice President for Research Development and Industry Analysis Mark Mathews said.... Read More
Startup to nationwide: MailPix 1Hour Photo App reaches more retail consumers than any other photo site News Press releases 

Startup to nationwide: MailPix 1Hour Photo App reaches more retail consumers than any other photo site

Startup to nationwide: MailPix 1Hour Photo App reaches more retail consumers than any other photo site Huntington Beach, CA – MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, enters its eighth year in business with the broadest retail reach of any mobile photo printing app. Through its award-winning 1 Hour Photo app, MailPix is the only company working with all five... Read More
Volume photography leaders launch free educational community Events News Press releases 

Volume photography leaders launch free educational community

“Speaking Volume” is a new Facebook Group to teach the volume photography business The school and sports photography business – commonly called “volume photography” – has seen tremendous growth over the past decade. Digital capture, green screens, downloads and more have opened up new profit potential, but the learning curve can be steep. A new Facebook Group called “Speaking Volume”... Read More
MailPix wins Best of 2019 Mobile Star Award for 1 Hour Photo App News Press releases 

MailPix wins Best of 2019 Mobile Star Award for 1 Hour Photo App

MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, announced its 1 Hour Photo app won the Best Specialty Shopping App Award and, further, was recognized as New Mobile Business Innovator in the Best of 2019 Mobile Star Awards™. 1 Hour Photo was recognized as the only photo print app that works with all five of the largest U.S retailers with photo services – CVS, Walmart,... Read More
Nearly 148 million Americans plan to shop super Saturday Market research Press releases 

Nearly 148 million Americans plan to shop super Saturday

Super Saturday continues to be the biggest shopping day of the year with an estimated 147.8 million U.S. consumers expected to participate, up from 134.3 million last year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “While many people started holiday shopping early, those who waited until Thanksgiving weekend are feeling... Read More
MailPix personalized yoga mats featured on “The Today Show” News Press releases 

MailPix personalized yoga mats featured on “The Today Show”

Huntington Beach, CA – MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, announced its photo yoga mat was featured today, Dec. 10, on “The Today Show” as part of a segment on holiday gifts. During the segment, Jill Martin presented hosts Hoda Kotb and Maria Shriver with personalized yoga mats featuring their own images and inspirational quotes like “Stop asking why... Read More
China’s surge to 5G will push worldwide smartphone growth in 2020, according to IDC Market research Press releases 

China’s surge to 5G will push worldwide smartphone growth in 2020, according to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. November 26, 2019 – Following three straight years of market contraction, global smartphone shipments are expected to return to growth in 2020 fueled by ambitious 5G plans in China. According to the latest forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the worldwide smartphone market is expected to grow 1.5% year over year in 2020 with... Read More
MailPix announces top five photo gifts for 2019 Press releases Promotions 

MailPix announces top five photo gifts for 2019

MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, announced the most-popular photo gifts for the 2019 holiday season: Photo ornaments make great gifts. Choose from a variety of photo layouts, shapes and materials to fit in with any distinctive style and add text to further personalize the holiday ornament creation. Photo calendars are great gifts to share. Personalized calendars show off your best... Read More
NRF: Half of holiday shoppers have already started   Marketing Press releases 

NRF: Half of holiday shoppers have already started  

More than half of consumers have already started their holiday shopping and nearly a quarter of purchases have already been made, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “This is further evidence that the holiday season has grown far beyond the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas,” NRF President and CEO... Read More
From wall to floor, MailPix has unique gifts for holidays Press releases Promotions 

From wall to floor, MailPix has unique gifts for holidays

MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, announced new and unusual photo gifts for the 2019 holiday season. MailPix is well-known for offering affordable canvas prints, metal prints, posters and other personalized photo products. Now you can have your favorite photo underfoot! Personalize your ride with custom photo car mats from MailPix. These easy-to-clean latex car mats come in sets... Read More
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