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Photobooks: Snapfish vs. Shutterfly

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#21 merocket59

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    Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:56 PM

    I appreciate the above comments since I didn't know that much about high resolution but I just wanted to add that I am using snapfish for my photoshare (I have not ordered a photobook from them tho) and they send me coupons all the time. The reason I signed up for them is that one year when McDonalds had their Monopoly game I won a bunch of free prints from Snapfish.. I don't know if they are prizes every year but if they are it might be worth buying a free large drinks...

    #22 MelanieS

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      Posted 08 July 2008 - 10:39 PM

      Mandy did her photoshare through Snapfish because of the price - 9 cents per photo. However, I've ordered photos from both Snapfish and Shutterfly, and the pics from Shutterfly are consistently better color and quality. Their price is 15 cents a photo right now.

      #23 jreule

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        Posted 09 July 2008 - 12:45 AM

        Wow girls! This is a tough one!! I haven't even considered or used anything like this, but it sounds like a great idea!! Thanks for all your input!

        #24 Maura


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        Posted 09 July 2008 - 02:58 PM

        Originally Posted by MelanieS
        Mandy did her photoshare through Snapfish because of the price - 9 cents per photo. However, I've ordered photos from both Snapfish and Shutterfly, and the pics from Shutterfly are consistently better color and quality. Their price is 15 cents a photo right now.
        thanks for posting that melanie -- i think i may upload the same pics from my most recent shower to order the same prints from each service and see if i can notice a difference.

        i definitely like that snapfish has the high res option for uploading so i would want my guests to upload there, but if shutterfly's prints are nicer looking, i may just have some of the prints for relatives done through shutterfly. will get on that sometime this week and let you guys know the results!

        #25 MelanieS

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          Posted 09 July 2008 - 03:14 PM

          Both places are super easy to use to upload your pics, but I literally had to go to 3 people's houses and do it for them because they said they couldn't figure it out, so just be prepared. It was either do it myself, or it wouldn't get done.

          #26 Rache1124

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            Posted 10 July 2008 - 03:00 PM

            This is great girls - thanks for sharing all of the info...I clearly know nothing about this stuff, but am trying to learn and I really appreciate all of the insight/advice!!! Just the kind of info I was looking for!!!!!! Thanks Maura for leading me to this thread!

            #27 RBakker

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              Posted 10 July 2008 - 03:52 PM

              Hi All,
              My name is Rachel and I actually work at Shutterfly, so thought I would pipe in with more info. I realize my opinions may be a little biased, but we do have great products that fit right in with all things wedding: planning, communications, albums, photo archives, etc :)

              1) Shutterfly's new share sites are a great place to make a destination wedding come to life for guests both before and after the event with picture sharing, forums, polls, blogging tools and more.... see: Shutterfly | Share

              2) Our photo books have been rated top notch (though it seems like the comments of the community reinforce that)... particularly appealing are the choices of form factor and backgrounds/font customization available which is unmatched...

              3) You can get high-res images from Shutterfly by ordering a DVD (Shutterfly | Archive DVDs)... Depending on the quantity of images you need to download it costs between .09 and .02 each... (the more the cheaper)

              Hope this helps, and please feel free to reply with questions :)


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              #28 Bianca

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                Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:31 PM

                Hi Rachel! It's cool to see a Shutterfly employee on here. Are you posting as an employee who is getting paid to read forums that mention Shutterfly or as someone who is interested in Destination Weddings? Do you know a customer service rep that is named Sunday W? I've heard some interesting things about him/her.
                19 adults/3 children with flights booked! 10 rooms booked!


                #29 Davematthews16

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                  Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:47 PM

                  Lots of helpful info! Thanks for the post.

                  #30 RBakker

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                    Posted 10 July 2008 - 09:28 PM

                    Hi Bianca,

                    Since I work for Shutterfly and love it both as an employee and customer, I'm definitely prone to be all about Shutterfly's services and products. However, I am also a big fan of celebrations, weddings being one, and (don't laugh) cocktail parties being the other. I find cocktail-related occasions nostalgic and romantic (think "The Thin Man" series) - and I hold at least one cocktail party per year for the sheer joy of being able to play the bartender.

                    Weddings are also close to my heart, because I have two good friends who are huge wedding fans, and I have caught the wedding bug through them. One of my friends used to be a professional floral designer and would always tell me stories about the fantastic weddings she experienced. My other friend probably holds the world record for most weddings ever attended, and she still has a fondness for looking at wedding magazines after 10 years of marriage.

                    My own wedding-related dream is to hold a huge celebration for our 10-year anniversary - cocktails included of course. I will definitely choose a special white dress for the occasion, and I may even have all the guests dress in wedding wear. I've got a couple years to plan all this, so there's lots of time to dream up all the details.

                    Thanks for asking!


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