Amazon Adds Shutterfly Photo Services

    August 22, 2005

The folks out at Amazon added Shutterfly photo services to the world’s largest online retailer’s list of services. The new service will allow Amazon users to order a wide variety of custom image based products to their basket.

“Amazon is looking forward to working with Shutterfly,” said Glenn Cunningham, Vice President of Amazon’s Electronics store. “Our customers have come to expect a superior shopping experience from and we believe, with the addition of Shutterfly’s digital photography products and services, this will serve to enhance their shopping experience with us.”

-Professionally developed photographs ranging in sizes from wallets to 20×30 large-formats

-Design-it-yourself photo cards, calendars, photo books and photo gifts, including mugs, t-shirts, and a variety of other personalized products, that can be shipped directly to friends and family all over the world

-Free online picture sharing including sharing a single album at a time and creating up to two free “Collections,” a personal address for storing and sharing an unlimited number of photo albums

-Easy-to-use image organization and uploading tools

-Free, unlimited online image storage

-Free image editing tools (i.e. cropping, red-eye removal, enhancing color effects and adding borders)

“We are very excited to welcome Amazon’s tens of millions of shoppers into Shutterfly’s community of users and to introduce them to all that they can accomplish with their digital images, online,” said Jeffrey Housenbold, President & CEO of Shutterfly. “Together, Amazon and Shutterfly will enable consumers to easily turn their precious memories into distinctive photographs and gifts.”

This will be a nice feature for Amazon users. This allows them to get even more of what they want and not have to fool with running all over town.

John Stith is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.