Huntington Beach, CA—MailPix, a photo printing and gifting site, acquired Winkflash. The 12-year-old photo printing website is based in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Terms of the purchase weren’t disclosed.
“The MailPix team is happy to continue service to Winkflash customers,” said Fred H. Lerner, CEO as well as founder of MailPix. “To kick off the ‘new’ Winkflash, there’s a dedicated ‘deals’ area at winkflash.com/deals. We know they’ll be delighted with the MailPix array of choices, including ship-to-home, ship-to-retail and mobile printing and gifting for Android and iOS platforms.”
Lerner notes the recent news of industry leaders Shutterfly and Snapfish by HP seeking buyers is continued evidence of ongoing consolidation of the online photo personalization and printing market.
“MailPix is well-positioned to continue its accelerated growth path, through both acquisitions and organic expansion via mobile and technical innovation,” he added. “Our executive team is prepared to act swiftly on appropriate opportunities.”
MailPix.com enables the printing of photos at thousands of retailers from a phone app or PC and offers mail-to-home delivery. MailPix’s mission is to preserve photo memories as photo books, canvas, prints, cards, enlargements and other photo gift products. The service is integrated to print Facebook and Instagram photos, as well as photos from any phone, device or computer.
Fred H. Lerner is the founder and CEO of MailPix. He previously founded Ritz Interactive, which included RitzCamera.com, WolfCamera.com and others. He also founded two imaging companies that were acquired by Kodak, and he became the CEO of Kodak Processing Labs.
Peter Tahmin, cofounder and also COO of MailPix.com, was the former vice president at Ritz Camera & Image. He was also cofounder, senior vice president and COO of the Ritz Interactive e-commerce network. mailpix.com