Camera Stores Headed for Extinction

petapixel_another-big-camera-store-fails_-why-are-so-many-closing_20170302Camera stores have reached a point in their evolution where they are no longer able to breed and produce new camera stores; consequently extinction is inevitable. This species of retail outlet has a business model is no longer viable. Margins have been reduced to a point that independent camera stores can no longer survive in the face of mail-order competition. Sales taxes contribute to the problem as does showrooming. The combination of these factors means the end is near. See Another Big Camera Store Fails: Why Are So Many Closing? for more details on the decline of the camera store.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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1 Response to Camera Stores Headed for Extinction

  1. Kathy Baids says:

    Unfortunately, that seems to be the way of most brick and mortar stores! )o:

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