Kurt Peters , Senior Executive Editor
EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 22 -- KODAK Gallery, a leading online photo service with nearly 60 million members, today announced that they are offering customers the ease and convenience of same-day pick-up of digital print orders at CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide. KODAK Gallery users will now be able to order their photos and pick them up within hours at any one of 5,300 participating CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide.
"Our customers deserve choice in how quickly they can receive their online print orders," said Madhav Mehra, General Manager of KODAK Gallery. "With this partnership, our customers can now pick up their prints shortly after ordering at a CVS/pharmacy near them."
"Our expanded partnership with Kodak allows their customers the flexibility and convenience of picking up their prints within hours while they are filling a prescription or shopping for other everyday necessities at CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide," said Grant Pill, Divisional Merchandising Manager, Photo and Store Brands, CVS/pharmacy.
According to the Photo Marketing Association*, digital print orders placed online and picked up at retail are continuing to account for a growing percentage of the market. In the 12 months ending January 2007, 9.3 percent of all digital print orders were placed online and picked up at retail -- an increase of 4.5% or nearly double from a year ago. The number of digital print orders placed online and received by mail increased by just over 2% to 11.5% in the same time period.
About Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is the world`s foremost imaging innovator. With sales of $10.7 billion in 2006, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak`s system of digital and traditional products and services to take, print and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; Businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using Kodak solutions for prepress, conventional and digital printing and document imaging; and Creative Professionals rely on Kodak technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images.
Kodak is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company.
*PMAI Monthly Printing and Camera Trends Report: Highlights and Overview through January 2007.