Online Photo Printing in the US: Market Research Report

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Online Photo Printing Market Research Report | Online Retail | Online Lifestyle Services | Dec 2013

Picture perfect: Increasing internet access and photo sharing will keep revenue on the rise

IBISWorld’s Online Photo Printing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The shift toward online photo sharing has supported growth for online photo printers. Increasing access to the internet is giving more consumers access to the industry's websites. As a result, the industry has continued to grow, despite decreased consumer income during the recession. In the coming years, technological innovation is expected to provide even more customization options for consumers and professional photographers. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to continue rising.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The initial setup costs for a new retail establishment in the traditional Photofinishing industry can be very high, since the photo processing equipment can cost between $50,000 and $250,000 for a small retail operation. These costs can be lower if buying secondhand equipment. Some new establishments also invest in a website, which can cost about $2,500. Costs are also significantly lower if setting up a digital printing establishment, as available computer supplies would most likely cost less than $10,000.

In the Online Photo Printing industry, entry is relatively easy, especially for operators that outsource the photofinishing process to a wholesale lab... purchase to read more


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What is the Online Photo Printing Industry?

This industry offers photo printing services online. It does not include brick-and-mortar stores, such as Target and CVS. Online photo printing is different from digital photo printing. However, online photo printing is part of overall digital photo printing, since photos must be in a digital form to order prints online. Commercial web-enabled printing services are excluded from this industry.

Industry Products
PhotobooksPrints on paperCanvas printsOther services
Industry Activities
Making photographic prints on traditional photo paperMaking photographic prints on other media, including ceramic, cardboard, metal and fabric

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