November 15, 2004

Digital Photo Service to Web

Wal-Mart takes one-hour photo printing multi-channel with a web service. Wal-mart's partner in this endeavor is Fujifilm.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. today rolled out a one-hour digital photo service that allows customers to upload photos to Walmart.com or Samsclub.com and pick them up in a store an hour later. Wal-Mart expects the service to be available in 3,000 stores by the end of the year. The new offering takes to the web the one-hour digital printing service that is available in stores.

"We are taking our one-hour photo service to a whole new level by making this technology available nationwide through our web sites and the One-Hour Photo Centers in our stores and clubs, said Dave Rogers, vice president of Wal-Mart. We believe it will revolutionize the way our customers process digital photo prints."

The price for online service will be the same as the price for in-store service24 cents for a 4x6 print.

Wal-Mart and Sams Club are giving away software titled, "My Wal-Mart or Sams Club Digital Photo Center at Home," which equips home computers with functions similar to those on photo kiosks inside Wal-Mart and Sams Club stores. The software is available from Walmart.com or Samsclub.com. Customers can also obtain a hard copy, also at no charge, at Wal-Mart stores.

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Posted by Craig at November 15, 2004 02:30 PM