REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. – (February 16, 2006) — In a recent InfoTrends survey of US professional photographers, Shutterfly’s Pro Gallery Service was cited as the most widely used online photo service. Pro Gallery is an end-to-end fulfillment service from Shutterfly, the leading independent online photo service. The survey, The North American Professional Photography Study, 2005; was conducted by InfoTrends, the leading market research and consulting firm for digital imaging technologies and markets.
“With Pro Gallery, I get to focus on what I love and Shutterfly manages the ecommerce, fulfillment and customer service so my business can thrive and grow,” said Gregg McIntosh, professional photographer (www.mrmack.com). “I’m excited about using Shutterfly Pro Gallery because it lets me focus on what I’m passionate about – capturing and bringing people a lifetime of fond memories.”
Today, approximately half of professional photographers are using an online photo service provider as part of their business. “Pro photographers use on-line photo services to help drive sales by broadening their reach, and save time on print fulfillment, accounting, customer service and record keeping,” commented Jeff Hayes, Group Director InfoTrends. “Shutterfly has a strong brand presence among consumers, and is doing a great job at attracting professional photographers to its Pro Gallery Service.”
Shutterfly Pro Gallery photographers manage their own galleries (e.g., upload images and set print pricing); while Shutterfly hosts the galleries and services the purchasing/payment, printing and order fulfillment functions. Photographers have the option to host images in multiple galleries, each protected with a password, or in multiple albums in one gallery. Shutterfly’s stringent security measures, including a variety of watermarking options, prevent public access to photographers’ high-resolution images.
To learn more about Shutterfly’s Pro Gallery Service, where customer satisfaction is guaranteed, please visit www.shutterfly.com/progallery
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Founded in 1999, Shutterfly, Inc. (www.shutterfly.com ) is a premium photo service specializing in the consumer and professional photography markets. The company provides customers with simple and fun ways to organize, enhance and archive images; share pictures with family and friends; order professional-quality prints and create an assortment of personalized items such as Photo Books, Calendars and Greeting Cards. In 2005, Shutterfly ranked no. 170 on the 24th annual Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.
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