Club Photo Online is Alive and Thriving! By
Kim Brady, The Imaging Resource
(Saturday, February 10, 2001 - 18:07 EST)
Club Photo, a grass-roots photo processing and image sharing website, has proven that growth is indeed possible in the somewhat tenuous dotcom world. Club Photo's unique approach to providing free, customer-driven services increased user activity by more than 450 percent in 2000! Read the press release for full details...
Original Source Press Release:
Club Photo's Online Photo Finishing and Sharing Services Grow by Over 450%
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SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 9, 2001--In the wake of dotcom layoffs and e-tail business closings, Club Photo today announced consistent growth for its online photo finishing and sharing services. For Q4, 2000 over Q4, 1999, new customer acquisitions were up more than 250% while activities including page views, shared photos and user albums were up by more than 450%. Club Photo is redefining photography by integrating the traditional film and printing process with an extensive sharing foundation. This enables people to easily get their pictures processed the way they want, whether from digital images or film, and instantly share them anywhere, anytime for friends and family to enjoy around the world. The rapid growth is a clear endorsement of the compelling added-value approach that combines traditional and digital photo processing, printing, personalized gifts, and online photo sharing via desktop and Palm or Handspring devices. "We're growing because we focused on providing real solutions," said Andrew Wei, president and CEO of Club Photo, Inc. "As consumers ourselves, we built an infrastructure and service that helps people stay in touch with friends and family all over the world. We expect this phenomenal growth to continue because consumers want and will support a solution that simplifies today's tedious photo developing, finishing and sharing processes, to help loved ones stay connected."
The Award-Winning Club Photo Difference
Club Photo offers film developing, high quality prints, special photo gifts, electronic photo greeting cards, and a free personal photo album Web site, to help users share the magic of pictures. Club Photo's Pick Your Photos service allows users to send in film, share selected photos online in free digital "photo albums," and only order the prints they want. Whether from a film or digital camera, scanner or CD, the company's free software allow users to easily organize and annotate albums on the Palm, Visor, Windows PC, or Apple platforms, then share them on a their own Web site for all to enjoy with a few clicks of the mouse. Club Photo has aligned with key industry leaders including Palm Inc., Travelocity.com, Acer, Ricoh, Imaging-Resource, Qwest and PalmGear. Club Photo is located at 650 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, California and can be reached at 408/557-6743 or www.clubphoto.com.
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