Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Camera Stores industry contracted significantly over the past decade. Intensified competition from online retailers and consumer electronic stores has considerably reduced the number of consumers that purchase items from camera stores, forcing several companies to exit the industry. In the coming years, the shift toward new technologies and large-scale retailers is projected to continue, restricting industry growth and cutting into revenue... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Barriers to entry into the Camera Stores industry are fairly low. As a result, the industry is characterized by a high number of small operators. Heightened competition from e-commerce and consumer electronics stores, however, has deterred potential entrants in recent years. The industry has a low level of regulation and the investment requirements for a new camera store are moderate.
Traditional photofinishing equipment can be a significant investment, costing between $50,000 and $250,000 for a small retail operation; however the cost of digital printing systems is lower, at about $10,000 depending on the equipment. These costs can be lower if buying second-hand equipment. Some new establishments also invest in a web site, which can cost about $2,500... purchase to read more