Redwood City, Calif. - Online personal photo sharing, publishing and storage resource Shutterfly said Monday it has entered a strategic partnership with Best Buy to offer Shutterfly services to customers.
Best Buy will kick off the partnership today by offering customers a free 8-inch by 8-inch photo book from Shutterfly when they purchase from Best Buy's selection of qualifying digital cameras and camcorders.
"We know our customers are seeking ways to enjoy, share and preserve their photos," said Jeffery Housenbold, Shutterfly president and CEO. "Everyone who has ever had the experience of making, giving or receiving a Shutterfly photo book is amazed and delighted at the power of the stories told by their favorite images gathered in one place. Our partnership with Best Buy gives us the opportunity to share this experience with more consumers at the moment they are purchasing the devices for capturing and sharing the images they'll cherish for years to come."
"We know our customers are seeking ways to enjoy, share and preserve their photos," said Lisa Farrell, Best Buy portable electronics general manager and senior VP. "Best Buy continues to be committed to helping customers find the right camera, and now we can offer them easy ways to share their special memories with family and friends by offering Shutterfly products in our stores and online."
Best Buy employees will be trained on Shutterfly products and services in order to make suggestions to customers about doing more with their digital images, the companies said.
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Best Buy customers who purchase a digital camera or camcorder can redeem a free 8-inch by 8-inch photo book at Shutterfly.com and make a personalized photo book using Shutterfly's photo book creation tools. Customers can use photos from their Shutterfly account, camera, computer, ad Facebook and Picasa accounts.
Users will be able to make selections for backgrounds and designs to suit snapshots.