Mobile sales and acquisitions drive double-digit profit and sales
Huntington Beach, CA – MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, announced 2018 sales revenue were up 38 percent and profits up 53 percent, compared to the prior year. The privately-held company attributed the revenue and margin growth to the recent acquisitions of Photobucket’s PrintShopLab.com and RitzPix.com and to the continued growth of its 1 Hour Photo app <link>.
“Despite the news in the business press reporting disappointing results for Shutterfly, MailPix is optimistic about the future potential of the photo printing, gift and decor markets,” says Fred H. Lerner, founder and CEO. “We are continuing to manage our growth with strategic brand acquisitions and mobile app development.”
MailPix added five brands since 2014: 1 Hour Photo, MyPix2, RitzPix, Winkflash and Photobucket’s Print Shop Lab. The MailPix brand portfolio of websites and mobile apps is an industry leader. Apps in the MailPix family deliver to more than 20,000 U.S. retail locations.
MailPix.com is the pre-eminent site for printing photos in one hour at more than 20,000 retailers from phone app or PC and also offers convenient mail-to-home. MailPix preserves photo memories as photo books, canvas, prints, cards, enlargements and other photo gift products. The service is seamlessly integrated to print photos from any phone, device or computer. MailPix offices are located in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Fred H. Lerner is the founder and CEO of MailPix, his latest startup. He previously founded Ritz Interactive, which included RitzCamera.com, WolfCamera.com and others. Fred also founded two imaging companies which were acquired by Kodak and became the CEO of Kodak Processing Labs. He is a United Nations’ Hall of Fame recipient from the International Photographic Council and Past President of the Photo Marketing Association International.
Peter Tahmin, co-founder and COO of MailPix, was the former vice president at Ritz Camera & Image and co-founder, senior vice president and COO of the Ritz Interactive e-commerce network, which included RitzCamera.com, WolfCamera.com, BoatersWorld.com and others. He brings more than 25 years of e-commerce experience and a lifetime of imaging industry experience to MailPix.