September 6, 2005, 12:00 AM

Snapfish and Walgreens extend their relationship

HP Snapfish, the online photo service, has reached agreement with Walgreens for customers to upload photos to Snapfish.com for printing and pick up at a Walgreens store an hour later.

Kurt Peters

Executive Editor

 

Snapfish, the online photo service owned by HP, has reached an agreement with pharmacy chain Walgreen Co. for customers to upload photos to Snapfish.com for printing and pick up at a Walgreens store an hour later. Snapfish is starting with select Walgreens stores in Boston, New York and San Francisco but expects 4,000 Walgreen’s stores to be participating by the end of this month.

Snapfish says it expects other retail chains to become part of its network.

This agreement follows a recent agreement by which Snapfish provides the Walgreens chain`s own online photo service at www.walgreens.com/photo.

Snapfish also announced a free print-at-home feature for customers to print their Snapfish photos on their home printers. Customers select photos from their account, choose a print size, edit and print. Snapfish says this is aimed at recipients of shared photos who don`t have the original image on their PC`s hard drive.

Snapfish also launched a new web-to-phone photo-sharing feature that allows customers to send photos, along with a personalized message, from the Snapfish web site to up to 10 mobile phone numbers.

"With these enhancements to our service, Snapfish is leading the way in providing consumers with the ultimate choice of when, where and how they print their photos," said Ben Nelson, vice president and general manager, Snapfish, HP. "In the end, we`re breaking down the silos of how consumers manage their photos-online, at home or at retail."

 

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