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Duane Reade to offer photo pickup via Snapfish
October 29th, 2009
PALO ALTO, Calif. – Duane Reade Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are enabling customers to order photos online through Hewlett-Packard's Snapfish by HP service and pick up their prints in the chains' retail stores.
The online photo service said Thursday that starting Nov. 14, customers will be able to order photos through Snapfish.com and pick up them up at any of the 200 Duane Reade locations in the greater New York City area. They also will have the option to order and pick up large poster prints, wall calendars, hardcover photo books and photo cards at select stores.
The agreement expands Duane Reade's existing photo products relationship with HP. In July, the companies announced plans for the drug store chain to roll out HP Photo Center solutions in more than 200 metro New York locations, following the retailer's pilot of the technology last year in some of its stores.
In HP's arrangement with Wal-Mart, customers can now pick up photo prints or photo cards ordered on Snapfish.com in one hour from any of the discount store giant's 3,350 participating locations nationwide.
HP noted that the new relationships stand to make Snapfish the nation's largest print-to-store web destination.
"Our relationships with Wal-Mart and Duane Reade extend our reach and leadership in the print-to-store category, making our prints available for pickup in more than 10,000 retail locations nationwide," Ben Nelson, general manager at Snapfish by HP, said in a statement.