August 26, 2008
Target and Photobucket Unite to Expand Creative Photo Options
Target and Photobucket, the leading stand-alone photo and video sharing site, today announced the agreement that offers expanded online photo services for Target guests and new in-store print options for Photobucket users.
Beginning today, Target will offer print-to-store services to Photobucket users through www.photobucket.com and www.target.com/photo. After creating a free account on Photobucket, users can upload and organize their photos, edit their images and order prints for pickup - in about an hour - at most Target stores nationwide. Photobucket also enables users to organize videos; create slideshows and group albums; customize unique photo gifts; and share photos with friends and family through e-mail, IM, social networks, blogs or mobile phones."Photobucket has emerged as a leader in online photo and video sharing," said Mark Schindele, senior vice president, Target. "The site has an active community of more than 22 million monthly visitors in the U.S. Through this collaboration, our guests can now combine Photobucket's creative tools with the convenience and quality they have come to expect from Target Photo."
"Photobucket is thrilled to provide people with more easy ways to enjoy and share photos and easily get prints," said Alex Welch, president, Photobucket. "As much as people love the convenience of going online to store and share photos and videos, there is always the need for great prints to capture special memories." Welch continued, "Target is a world-class retail organization. We share a goal of bringing fun and convenience to our customers, and this relationship will extend that experience to photos - both online and off."
Minneapolis-based Target serves guests at 1,648 stores in 47 states nationwide by delivering today's best retail trends at affordable prices. Target is committed to providing guests with great design through innovative products, in-store experiences and community partnerships. Whether visiting a Target store or shopping online at Target.com, guests enjoy a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to thousands of unique and highly differentiated items. Since 1946, the corporation has invested five percent of its income in the communities it serves. Target (NYSE:TGT) gives more than $3 million a week to its local communities through grants and special programs. Target partners with nonprofit organizations, guests and team members to help meet community needs.
Photobucket is one of the Web's most popular sites, with more than 46 million unique users worldwide(a) linking billions of personal photos, graphics, slideshows and videos daily to hundreds of thousands of Web sites, including Bebo, Blogger, Craigslist, eBay, Facebook, Friendster, hi5, MySpace, Orkut, Xanga and many others. In addition to linking content, Photobucket users share their personal digital media by email, instant messaging, and mobile devices. Every day, more than 10 million personal photos, graphics and videos are uploaded to Photobucket for sharing with family, friends and the online world. The company actively moderates content to create a safe environment for its users, partners and advertisers. Photobucket has offices in San Francisco, California and Denver, Colorado and is located online at http://www.photobucket.com. For the latest feature announcements and news, please visit the Photobucket blog at http://blog.photobucket.com.
(a) comScore Media Metrix, June 2008