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How AI is going to shake up the volume photography market Events Opinion Sponsored post 

How AI is going to shake up the volume photography market

Recently, the photobook.ai team had the opportunity to attend the Sports and Schools Annual Conference (SPAC) in Las Vegas, Nev. It was our first time attending the show, and we were impressed by the opportunity for artificial intelligence and, in particular, for facial recognition to reinvigorate the industry. It’s no secret the buy rates in the school and events industry... Read More
Differentiation of services in a commodity market Marketing Opinion Sponsored post 

Differentiation of services in a commodity market

Every consumer product today is lending itself to personalization. Smartphones are essentially slabs of plastic, glass and metal, yet consumers spend a lot of money on cases, on pop sockets and on other adornments to customize them. Clothes can be ordered online with custom designs, custom fit and even custom labels. According to The State of Fashion 2018 report from... Read More
Improving customer acquisition and customer engagement online Opinion Sponsored post 

Improving customer acquisition and customer engagement online

The art of selling is a constant, regardless of the area. According to Zig Ziglar, according to one of the chief authorities on the selling, real success stems from getting people to trust you in order for them to want to do business with you. Though Ziglar developed this concept long before the emergence of e-commerce, it is still true.... Read More
Photo Finale reports customers sales up this season Market research News Opinion Sponsored post 

Photo Finale reports customers sales up this season

Photo Finale customers are looking at impressive sales increases so far this holiday season. The number-one question this time of year is “how is everyone doing?” You know I love data, so I thought I would share some overall data from Photo Finale customers. Photo Lab Sales Nov. 5 – 27 Average customer desktop sales are up 6% Average customer... Read More
Photo Finale announces updates Prestige Lab cutoff, system updates News Press releases Sponsored post 

Photo Finale announces updates Prestige Lab cutoff, system updates

Photo Finale announced Prestige Outlab Holiday Deadline: For guaranteed Christmas delivery, customer orders need to be placed by Friday, Dec. 14 at midnight. Prestige Outlab offers a number of premium-product catalogs that you can add to a Photo Finale site. Prestige Outlab orders are fulfilled centrally by Photo Finale partners and sent to a  store for pickup or directly to the... Read More
Vivid-Pix promoting Black Friday as day to celebrate family memories Marketing Promotions Sponsored post 

Vivid-Pix promoting Black Friday as day to celebrate family memories

In recent years, there’s been a backlash against Black Friday as a dedicated shopping day. More and more brick-and-mortar retailers are electing to stay closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday while maintaining sales and promotions for websites and apps. Our friends at Vivid-Pix are taking things a step further, promoting the idea the day could be spent reliving family memories.... Read More
Visual 1st conference continues fellowship, innovation focus Events News Opinion Sponsored post 

Visual 1st conference continues fellowship, innovation focus

Since it’s evolution from Mobile Photo Connect to “Visual 1st,” this annual fall conference has become a must-attend event for imaging-industry executives. An eclectic mix of retailers, labs, developers, suppliers, and investors gather each year at the Golden Gate Club to share ideas, to network and get a glimpse into the future of the imaging business. In addition to the... Read More
Vivid-Pix announces API for patented image-correction technology News Press releases SDKs and APIs Sponsored post 

Vivid-Pix announces API for patented image-correction technology

Improved photos and documents help Baby Boomers relive memories Atlanta, GA – Vivid-Pix, the inventor of easy-to-use image-improvement software, announces the availability of an API for its patented Picture-Fix image-correction technology. The one-click-fix technology is already in use in the company’s own LAND & SEA series and RESTORE software products. The addition of an API offers developers Vivid-Pix’s proven consumer-friendly image-correction... Read More
Photo Finale releases version 13, with SMS notifications, performance enhancements Sponsored post Updates 

Photo Finale releases version 13, with SMS notifications, performance enhancements

Photo Finale has updated Photo Finale web software to version 13, featuring dozens of new features. Among the highlights: SMS: Customers can now opt-in to receive a mobile notification via SMS when their order is ready for in-store pickup or has been shipped. Now, faster: Platform enhancements, CDN, static asset servers, HTTP 2.0, etc. View wholesale costs: Photo Finale has added... Read More
Visual 1st announces top-flight speaker, sponsor lineup for its Oct. 22-23 consumer imaging conference Events Press releases Sponsored post 

Visual 1st announces top-flight speaker, sponsor lineup for its Oct. 22-23 consumer imaging conference

Oakland, August 15, 2018 – Visual 1st, the premier worldwide executive conference focused on promoting innovation and partnerships in the photo and video ecosystem, announces its 2018 program featuring an outstanding lineup of speakers and sponsors. Originally named Mobile Photo Connect, the 6thannual edition of Visual 1st will be held October 22-23 in the Golden Gate Club in the San Francisco Presidio... Read More
PhotoFinale announces Prestige Outlab New Products Press releases Sponsored post 

PhotoFinale announces Prestige Outlab

PhotoFinale announced the expansion of the Prestige line of products: The response to Prestige Books has been phenomenal, and we know you will love these new catalogs just as much. Available for dealers in the US and Canada, we now have a total of five Prestige Outlab catalogs to offer: Prestige Wall Décor – Premium canvas wraps, framed canvas, easel back... Read More
Marchand brothers bring new life to PixM Photo Video Feature Sponsored post 

Marchand brothers bring new life to PixM Photo Video

Quebec photo retailer PixM Photo Video has had to make changes to respond to market conditions. The Dead Pixels Society recently spoke with Marc-Antoine Marchand, co-owner, of the Victoriaville, Quebec, shop to discuss how the business is adapting to changing consumer habits and business trends.  Marc-Antoine and his brother, Jean-Philippe, are co-owners, having spent 10 and 25 years, respectively, in... Read More
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
Flip-Pal mobile scanner, Vivid-Pix RESTORE software bundle makes ideal Mother’s Day gift Press releases Promotions Sponsored post 

Flip-Pal mobile scanner, Vivid-Pix RESTORE software bundle makes ideal Mother’s Day gift

Help Mom relive her family moments with Vivid-Pix software and Flip-Pal scanner Atlanta, GA – Vivid-Pix, the inventor of easy-to-use image-improvement software, announces a special Mother’s Day promotion offering the company’s Vivid-Pix RESTORE software with the Flip-Pal mobile scanner for a special $199.99 price. This represents a 14% savings if purchased separately. “Moms are the center of family activity,” says... Read More
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