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PhotoBox Powers Photoconomy

PhotoBox Powers Photoconomy

A credit crunch buster – everybody can make money with

Thursday 19th February, the UK and Europe’s number one online community for photo printing and personal publishing, today gives every budding photographer the tools to sell their photographs online. The company has unveiled its new Pro Gallery service which allows photographers to create their own customised online gallery, personally selecting the products they sell and prices that they charge. Pro galleries are totally free to set up, PhotoBox charges a simple 10 % commission for each gallery sale.

Photographers can upload and manage their photos on as normal and then simply head to the PhotoBox Pro Gallery site to convert their albums into collections that are displayed for sale. Each gallery can be personalised with the photographer’s own logo design, gallery description and contact details. By sharing a link to the gallery, collections can be viewed and purchased by the photographer’s own customer base. The entire range of print sizes plus a selection of simple gifts are available to sell at prices set by the gallery owner. PhotoBox handles all of the order processing, printing, posting and packaging and after sales customer care on behalf of the gallery owner. The gallery owner simply checks their admin page to see their sales and revenue.

Commenting on the new Pro Gallery service, Mark Chapman, PhotoBox Managing Director, said: “The new Pro Gallery service gives all photographers an easy to use and free to set up service, allowing them to create their gallery and start selling in just a few minutes. If you are a photographer who wants to sell your work, PhotoBox gives you the tools to create and manage a customised gallery that you can share with your customer base, maximising sales.”

The new Pro Gallery service has been co-created with photographers and works alongside PhotoBox’s web 2.0 consumer personal printing and publishing service. The original Pro Gallery service launched in 2002 with thousands of photographers using the service and contributing their ideas, many of which are now available with the new service and many more powerful selling and customisation features will be available throughout 2009.

Start earning from your photos in two easy steps.

Step one: Join PhotoBox and upload your images at

Step two: Go to sign in using your PhotoBox details and follow the simple set up wizard to create your gallery.

About PhotoBox

PhotoBox is the leading online photo service in the UK where it pioneered online printing, storing, sharing, community and publishing services for digital photos before extending its range to innovative products such as photo books, calendars, and greeting cards.

The company merged with Photoways, the leading French service, in April 2006 thereby creating the European market leader with over 5 million members and nearly 200 million photo prints in 2007. The group is backed by leading Venture Capital firms Index Ventures, Highland Capital and HarbourVest. Stan Laurent, formerly Chief Operating Officer at AOL Europe, is President and C.E.O. and Mark Chapman, co-founder of PhotoBox, is Managing Director of the UK business.

For further information please contact Custard PR
+44 (0)20 7949 6588

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