Shutterfly succeeds with innovation and product quality

“Our unwavering commitment to innovation, outstanding product quality, stylish designs, exceptional customer service and overall value, combined with our focus on strong execution led to another year of record revenues, adjusted EBITDA, and free cash flows,”

Jeffrey Housenbold, President and CEO, Shutterfly

ShutterflyIn case you missed the news, Shutterfly reported extremely good results this week, with sales expected to increase 17% this year. Their stock is up 13%, and earnings are expected to beat analysts expectations. These numbers are on top of last year’s performance, with revenue for the fourth quarter up 33% and a 50% increase in profits to $53 million.

With the news about the poor performance of Kodak, HP, and others in the photo industry, I am glad to see that Shutterfly has found the right mix of promotions, value, and technology to drive sales. Shutterfly’s results also provide a definitive indication that at least some people are doing more with their photos than leaving them on their cameras and cell phones. Shutterfly recognizes that The Camera Phone is Taking Over and is well positioned for the future..

About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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6 Responses to Shutterfly succeeds with innovation and product quality

  1. Karen McDougall says:

    But are Shutterfly books acid-free and lignin free? Are they sewn bound?

  2. Mark Mizen says:

    Essentially all paper used in digital presses is acid-free and lignin-free, so I wouldn’t worry there. Your question about binding is a good one, and I do not know the answer. Stitching and PUR adhesive produce high-quality books. If the book is held together by hot melt adhesive, I would worry. The worst quality books are generally produced in camera stores and similar locations that cannot justify high-quality binding equipment,

  3. Monica Lee says:

    I recently made two large albums with Shutterfly and I was pleased with the process and the results so I can see why they’re succeeding.

    • Mark Mizen says:

      Were the books you received stitched or adhesive bound, that is when you open the spine do you see the stitches that are usually visible in stitched books? Thanks.

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