MailPix acquires archrival RitzPix

MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, announced the acquisition of the brand, formerly part of Ritz Camera. Terms were not disclosed.

“Bringing the RitzPix name home to the MailPix family is a great way to start 2018,” says Fred H. Lerner, CEO and founder. “Our management team has a long history with the Ritz brand, and look forward to continuing its long history of helping families preserve their precious photo memories.”

MailPix acquired three brands in 2017 – 1 Hour Photo, Just4MyPet, MyPix2 – and had previously acquired Winkflash. Under MailPix management, RitzPix will offer ship-to-home photo printing and gifting services, as well as a retail pickup mobile app.

“MailPix is in a strong position to grow in 2018, by both organic growth and acquisitions,” says Lerner.

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ABOUT MAILPIX.COM is the pre-eminent site for printing photos instantly at thousands of retailers from phone app or PC and also offers convenient mail-to-home. MailPix preserves photo memories as photo books, canvas, prints, cards, enlargements and other photo gift products. The service is seamlessly integrated to print photos from any phone, device or computer. MailPix offices are located in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Fred H. Lerner is the founder and CEO of MailPix, his latest startup. He previously founded Ritz Interactive, which included, and others.  Fred also founded two imaging companies which were acquired by Kodak and became the CEO of Kodak Processing Labs. He is a United Nations’ Hall of Fame recipient from the International Photographic Council and Past President of the Photo Marketing Association International.

Peter Tahmin, co-founder and COO of MailPix, was the former vice president at Ritz Camera & Image and co-founder, senior vice president and COO of the Ritz Interactive e-commerce network, which included,, and others. He brings more than 20 years of e-commerce experience and a lifetime of imaging industry experience to MailPix.

(Disclosure: MailPix is a client of InfoCircle LLC, publisher of The Dead Pixels Society.)