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Acquired byHewlett-Packard
Price$300M
Date4/2005
TermsCash

General Information

Offices

San Francisco, USA
303 Second Street
South Tower, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA, 94107
USA

People

CFO
VP of Marketing & Sales
Director
Director of Engineering
General Manager
Managing Director (Snapfish EMEA)
CM and CMO
Head of Technical Operation
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Acquisitions

Motionbox, 7/2010

Funding

TOTAL $43.5M
FUNDING TOTAL $43.5M
Series A, 11/1999
Mayfield Fund
$7.5M
Series B, 5/2000
Audax Ventures
CMGI @Ventures
Mayfield Fund
TransCosmos
$36M

Competitors

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Snapfish

Snapfish is a photo sharing and storage service that was acquired by HP in 2005. Users can upload, print, and share photos with friends. Printing photos is Snapfish’s main focus for the site. This is a different focus than most photo sharing and storage sites that usually have a strong focus on the community aspect, like Flickr.

Snapfish has even partnered with retail stores like Costco and Walgreens so you can pick up your prints locally. Users can also easily create gifts, photo books and cards using their photos.

Users are encouraged to upload as many photos as they want since they have unlimited uploads. However, to keep unlimited upload status users are required to buy prints at least once every year or their photos will be deleted. This is easy to get around since you can buy a single print for around $0.12.

Main competitors include Flickr, Zooomr, Shutterfly, and Photobucket.

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Products

Snapfish

Websitesnapfish.com
StageLive
Launch DateApril 1, 2000
Tags photos

The one thing that is blaringly absent from the Snapfish home page is the Snapfish community. When you are done signing up for an account, which you are required to do before you can explore the service, you can upload photos and order prints but there is no sign of other Snapfish users.

The only way you can connect with other Snapfish users is if you share a photo album with them via email. You can’t view or search everyone’s photos like you can on Flickr.

However, Snapfish does score some points by giving users two nice tools. They have a photo uploader called QuickUpload that users can download to their desktop for streamlining mass uploads. They also have a tool called PictureMover that uploads photos from your cameras and devices straight to your Snapfish account.

Snapfish screenshot
Above: Snapfish Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08

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Compete

Snapfish

Sources

  1. siliconindia.com [edit]
  2. HP’s Snapfish Buys Video Sharing Site Motionbox (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  3. snapfish.com [edit]
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