Flickr from Yahoo! Selects Snapfish by HP as Its Preferred Partner for Global Photo Printing and Gift Fulfillment
— As part of Yahoo!’s commitment to be the center of people’s online lives, Flickr, a division of Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) and one of the world’s largest photo sharing communities, today announced it is partnering with Snapfish by HP to provide Flickr members worldwide with a wider range of photo printing and gift creation options. As Flickr’s preferred printing partner, Snapfish will now enable Flickr members to quickly transfer, organize, and print photos, as well as create unique photo gifts using their existing Flickr photostream. This is the first time that most of Flickr’s international members will have an option to print photos directly from their photostream — an advantage of Snapfish’s international presence in 22 countries worldwide.
With this agreement, Flickr has made easy printing a priority for its more than 40 million members worldwide. Flickr and Snapfish have developed an integrated and intuitive experience that combines Snapfish’s printing capabilities with Flickr’s online photo organization features, such as Organizr, Sets, and Photo Page. For example, from the Flickr Organizr, members can easily select individual or batches of photos for editing or printing through Snapfish, where they can produce a variety of photo products using their personal Flickr images.
“At Flickr, it’s important that all our members across the globe have the ability to bring their images to life through printing and sharing,” said Douglas Alexander, general manager, Flickr. “We’re excited to partner with Snapfish in this effort, as we feel the company provides the value and choice we know our members expect when it comes to their photos.”
In addition to enhanced printing capabilities and photo gifts, Flickr’s collaboration with Snapfish will give members more flexibility in shipping photos. Not only can members print photos from anywhere in the world, but they can also ship photos to anywhere in the world. Additionally, members in the U.S. have the option to pick up their prints locally at any of Snapfish’s retail partners’ stores, including Walmart, Walgreens, Staples, Duane Reade, and others.
“We are thrilled to bring the Snapfish service to Flickr’s member community and align with a leading online photo and video sharing partner in the industry,” said Ben Nelson, general manager, Snapfish by HP. “Flickr is an ideal partner for us in our goal to reach consumers and digital photography enthusiasts where they interact and share their digital memories online.”
For more information on Flickr’s work with Snapfish, please visit the Flickr blog at http://blog.flickr.net/2009/11/12/snapfish.
Flickr is one of the world’s leading online photo and video sharing communities where people explore, find, and manage pictures and video clips of life’s daily moments with friends, family, and the world. With 82 million worldwide visitors each month and more than 4 billion photos and videos stored by more than 40 million members, Flickr serves as the “eyes of the world” and has revolutionized the sharing and discovery of what people see and experience through digital imagery. To share and explore the world’s photos and videos, visit www.flickr.com.
Yahoo! attracts hundreds of millions of users every month through its innovative technology and engaging content and services, making it one of the most visited Internet destinations and a world-class online media company. Yahoo!’s vision is to be the center of people’s online lives by delivering personally relevant and meaningful Internet experiences. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit pressroom.yahoo.com or the company’s blog, Yodel Anecdotal (yodel.yahoo.com).
SOURCE: Yahoo! Inc.
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