ATLANTA , July 1, 2008-- myPhotopipe.com, Inc., a web-based online provider of digital photo processing and related services, today announced that industry data released this week by PMA, a trade organization of photo manufacturers and retailers, reports that the number of prints made from digital photos continued to grow at double-digit percentage rates during April 2008 .
The report also shows that growth in online ordering with mail delivery again outpaced all other methods of ordering prints, including in-store kiosks and other retail models. According to the PMA report, the number of prints made from digital photos increased 19% in April 2008 versus prior-year levels, while online ordering with home delivery rose 37%. The share-of-market for online ordering with mail delivery grew to 16.5 percent, or about one out every six prints made from digital images. Kiosks were flat at 14.8%, the second consecutive month where they fell behind online.
"Photography has interlocking links that spread across the Web in ways that keep people on their computers and within the Internet like no other retail product," stated L. Douglas Keeney , Chief Executive Officer of myPhotopipe.com, Inc. "Photography has become more computer- and online-centric than most people realize, and we think that means important things to our future. We get advice instantly from blogs and forums. We share photographs on Facebook and mySpace and flickr. We organize photos with Google's Picasa, and we use services like Blurb to make our photobooks, SmugMug to host our professional events, and jalbum to skin our own websites. And that's not counting all of the resources online that touch our world of digital images."
Keeney confirmed that myPhotopipe.com had an excellent April as well,
paralleling the industry's overall growth. "Our sales rose 26% versus
year-ago levels in a month when the industry was up 19%. This reflects the
power of the professional photographer. Professional photographers generally
lagged the consumer in the adoption of digital cameras, waiting for higher
quality models to reach the market. Then they again lagged consumers as they
integrated digital management into their workflow. When they finally turned
to online services, they found soccer mom web sites and photo mousepads.
myPhotopipe.com believes professional photographers do not spend upwards of
About myPhotopipe.com, Inc.
myPhotopipe.com, Inc. is a web-based online provider of digital photo processing, photo finishing, photo sharing, and related services. The Company's unique blend of 1000 print options, combined with manual print inspections and professional color management, have positioned myPhotopipe.com as one of the fastest-growing providers of digital photography services for professionals and serious amateurs.
The Company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia , and its common stock is listed on the OTC Pink Sheets under the symbol "MPPC". Additional information is available on the Internet at http://www.myPhotopipe.com.
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