MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting ecommerce company, announces the purchase of the printing division of Photobucket Corp. Terms were not disclosed. PrintShopLab, at http://www.printshoplab.com, continues in partnership with the privately held Photobucket.
“MailPix is excited to partner with one of the premier online photo hosting sites,” says Fred H. Lerner, CEO and founder. “In operation since 2003, Photobucket hosts more than 100 billion images from 100 million users (according to Wikipedia) and has recently embarked on a vigorous campaign to reengage them.
“MailPix staff have the expertise in customer service, in order fulfillment and in digital marketing to exceed the expectations of Photobucket print customers,” added Lerner, adding the full complement of photo products, from prints, canvas and enlargements, photo books photo gifts, photo decor, and business products, can be ordered from the convenience of the user’s Photobucket account.
MailPix has made five acquisitions in as many years: 1 Hour Photo, Winkflash, MyPix2, RitzPix and now Photobucket’s PrintShopLab. With the addition of Photobucket’s PrintShopLab, MailPix has become an industry leader. Apps in the MailPix family deliver to more than 18,000 U.S. retail locations.
MailPix.com is the pre-eminent site for printing photos instantly at thousands of retailers from phone app or PC and also offers convenient mail-to-home. MailPix preserves photo memories as photo books, canvas, prints, cards, enlargements and other photo gift products. The service is seamlessly integrated to print photos from any phone, device or computer. MailPix offices are located in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Fred H. Lerner is the founder and CEO of MailPix, his latest startup. He previously founded Ritz Interactive, which included RitzCamera.com, WolfCamera.com and others. Fred also founded two imaging companies which were acquired by Kodak and became the CEO of Kodak Processing Labs. He is a United Nations’ Hall of Fame recipient from the International Photographic Council and Past President of the Photo Marketing Association International.
Peter Tahmin, co-founder and COO of MailPix, was the former vice president at Ritz Camera & Image and co-founder, senior vice president and COO of the Ritz Interactive e-commerce network, which included RitzCamera.com, WolfCamera.com, BoatersWorld.com and others. He brings more than 25 years of e-commerce experience and a lifetime of imaging industry experience to MailPix.