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Smilebox and Sam's Club(R) Announce Partnership to Give Customers Creative Photo Sharing and Printing Options in Time for the Holiday Season(November 12, 2009)
MONTEREY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/09 -- 6Sight Conference -- Smilebox Inc., a leading photo services company, and Sam's Club announced today they have teamed up to give customers of both companies a more creative, personal and affordable way of preserving and sharing memories. Starting this week, Sam's Club members nationwide will be able to select from more than 900 Smilebox designs and order prints of their Smilebox creations from the comfort of their homes. They will be able to pick up prints in as little as an hour from more than 550 Sam's Club locations.
Sam's Club is the first membership warehouse club to offer this direct print-to-club path from Smilebox. Just in time for holidays, Sam's Club members will be able to combine their photos with high-quality designs and print holiday greeting cards, invitations, collages, calendar pages, scrapbook pages and more at Club locations with a photo lab.
"We're pleased to partner with Smilebox and to be able to offer our members a broad selection of high quality designs and an easy way to create more personal printed keepsakes at a tremendous value," said Michael Chaney, senior director, photo center, wireless and tech services at Sam's Club.
Sam's Club members also receive 15 free premium Smilebox designs (a $50 value) that they can email or post to Facebook or a web site without ads or save to a digital picture frame. They can also choose from more than 2,000 songs or their personal music and get more printing options. Customers will receive the co-branded Sam's Club version of Smilebox on their photo CD included with their print order or from the Sam's Club website at www.samsclub.com/smilebox.
"We're delighted to be working with Sam's Club for our first print-to-store rollout," said Andrew Wright, founder and CEO of Smilebox. "Smilebox gives Sam's Club members an integrated print-to-Club feature that's affordable, convenient and as easy as home printing," he added.
Smilebox lets customers quickly turn life's moments into digital creations to share with others or to save. Smilebox users can email or post to a blog or Facebook any design for free. For $1.99 to $3.99 customers can purchase premium designs to print at home or retail, get more music choices, share full screen without ads and more. Customers can also subscribe to Club Smilebox for $5.99/month or $39.99/year to make all designs premium, burn their Smilebox creations to DVD or save video files to an iTouch or iPhone. Smilebox is available for both PC and Mac platforms.
About Smilebox Inc.
Founded in 2005 by Andrew Wright, Smilebox is the leading way friends and families celebrate, share and preserve special moments in their lives. Since the service's launch in June 2006, more than 8 million people have installed Smilebox and more than 70 million Smileboxes have been played worldwide. Smilebox is the only service that supports all personal media (photos, videos, music), all content types (ecards, invitations, slideshows, scrapbooks, photobooks and postcards) and all sharing methods (email, print, burn to DVD, blog and post). Smilebox is a privately held company and headquartered in Redmond, Washington.
About Sam's Club
Sam's Club is a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., (NYSE: WMT). The first Sam's Club opened its doors in Midwest City, Okla., in 1983. Today, Sam's Club serves more than 47 million U.S. Members with locations nationwide, as well as in Brazil, China, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Sam's Club saves its members on average 30.4 percent over grocery and specialty retailers by offering superior values on quality merchandise and services for home or work. Saving is made simple at Sam's Club. Visit samsclub.com for more information.
Smilebox is a trademark of Smilebox, Inc. All trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
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