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Rise Above Research announces industry reports News 

Rise Above Research announces industry reports

The photo merchandise market is expected to show growth over the next few years despite challenges from inflation and economic uncertainty, according to Rise Above Research’s 2023 U.S. Photo Merchandise Forecast. The year 2023 will see an overall increase of just under 3% in unit sales, driven by increases in every product area. Sales of photo cards, photo books, photo... Read More
Rise Above Research estimates 1.6 trillion photos  will be taken in 2023 Market research News 

Rise Above Research estimates 1.6 trillion photos will be taken in 2023

The number of photos captured globally has continued to grow after a decline caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, with Rise Above Research estimating 1.6 trillion photos will be taken in 2023. This represents a 7.5% increase over 2022 and growth is expected to continue, driven by the popularity of smartphones. “Photography is more popular than ever, when you... Read More
Product quality as important as price for US photo merchandise buyers News 

Product quality as important as price for US photo merchandise buyers

A new consumer study from Rise Above Research has found product quality is nearly as important as price when choosing a vendor. When study respondents were asked about the most important considerations when choosing which company to buy from, “product quality” ranked second at 62%, just behind “price” at 63%. Product quality was also the leading consideration among 25-to-34-year-olds in... Read More
Rise Above Research: U.S. photo print market in steady state amid market challenges Market research 

Rise Above Research: U.S. photo print market in steady state amid market challenges

The photo print market has reached a state of equilibrium over the last several years, but prints remain a very relevant segment of the photo imaging market as they still appeal to consumers young and old, and still present opportunities to vendors, according to Rise Above Research, an industry marketing research firm. 2022 will see an overall volume increase of... Read More
Rise Above Research: Photo printing still important to consumers Market research 

Rise Above Research: Photo printing still important to consumers

According to a new study from Rise Above Research, most consumers still print photos, despite the ability to view and share the photos electronically on mobile devices or computers. This is true across all age groups, which leaves the door open for opportunities to get consumers to print more than they do now. The 25-34-year-old age group has the highest... Read More
Rise Above Research: US Photo Merchandise on Strong Road to Recovery After Pandemic Downturn Market research News 

Rise Above Research: US Photo Merchandise on Strong Road to Recovery After Pandemic Downturn

The photo merchandise market has been recovering well from the downturn it experienced during the heights of the COVID-19 pandemic, with growth predicted in both unit sales and revenue through 2026, according to Rise Above Research’s 2022 US Photo Merchandise Forecast. 2022 will see an overall increase of 4% in unit sales, driven by an increase in photo cards that... Read More
Rise Above Research: U.S. photo merchandise market bolstered by repeat buyers Market research News 

Rise Above Research: U.S. photo merchandise market bolstered by repeat buyers

  A new study from Rise Above Research finds an average of 70% of buyers of photo merchandise products plan to buy again in the next year. This demonstrates the staying power and resiliency of the photo merchandise market even as it has matured and shows that most consumers still value printed photo products. Examining the five of the main... Read More
Rise Above Research study finds adding value to prints can boost photo printing Market research News 

Rise Above Research study finds adding value to prints can boost photo printing

According to a new study from Rise Above Research, nearly half of all respondents are interested in printing more information on the back of their photos. This shows the U.S. photo print market still has opportunities for growth and sustainability through new features that add value to printed photos. The interest level in the ability to print more information on... Read More
PI CONNECT Imaging conference updates speakers, sessions News 

PI CONNECT Imaging conference updates speakers, sessions

Pro Imaging CONNECT, the executive conference for the photo/imaging industry, has announced additional speakers for its free Worldwide Photo Imaging Market Trends virtual conference starting tomorrow. Entrepreneur Matt Sweetwood will lead off the event at 11 a.m. EST with a motivational address, “Successful Business is All About You.” Sweetwood, currently the CEO and co-Founder of Insurious, has more than 30... Read More
Photo Imaging Trends conference announces leading speakers Events 

Photo Imaging Trends conference announces leading speakers

The Dead Pixels Society announces the Pro Imaging CONNECT: Worldwide Photo Imaging Market Trends virtual conference May 4-6, for a global look at the photo/imaging markets featuring some of the top industry research firms. Each of these sessions, starting at 11 a.m. EST, is designed to be information-packed in a less-than-two-hour program format. Registration is free at this link. The free... Read More
Worldwide Photo Imaging Market Trends conference announced for May 4-6 Events 

Worldwide Photo Imaging Market Trends conference announced for May 4-6

The Dead Pixels Society announces the Pro Imaging CONNECT: Worldwide Photo Imaging Market Trends virtual conference May 4-6, for a global look at the photo/imaging markets featuring some of the top industry research firms. Each of these sessions, starting at 11 a.m. EST, is designed to be information-packed in a less-than-two-hours program format. Registration is free at this link. The free... Read More
U.S. photo merchandise market boosted by young people, first-time buyers Market research 

U.S. photo merchandise market boosted by young people, first-time buyers

According to the new 2020 US Photo Merchandise Study from Rise Above Research, 63% of respondents in the 18-24-year-old age group had bought photo products in the last year and almost half of them ordered photo cards for the first time. This demonstrates the U.S. photo merchandise market is healthy and resilient, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. In these challenging times,... Read More
Vecnos launches ultra-slim 360-degree camera IQUI designed for easy shooting and sharing New Products 

Vecnos launches ultra-slim 360-degree camera IQUI designed for easy shooting and sharing

Vecnos Inc. announced the availability and specifications of its ultra-slim, 360-degree IQUI camera, designed for use with the previously launched IQUISPIN app. The new IQUI camera and IQUISPIN app provide a completely new experience for consumers, making the creation of and sharing one-of-a-kind 360 images a snap. The camera-app duo overcomes the significant limitations associated with sharing 360-degree photos over... Read More
Photo merchandise market expected to return to growth in 2021, according to Rise Above Research Market research 

Photo merchandise market expected to return to growth in 2021, according to Rise Above Research

The U.S. photo merchandise market has had an uncharacteristically down year in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but according to Rise Above Research, photo merchandise product sales are expected to recover quickly and return to growth in 2021. “Photo merchandise product sales have certainly been impacted by COVID-19, but the market has shown its resiliency amid significant challenges,” said... Read More