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VALHALLA, N.Y. and BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart and Sam's Club shoppers will soon be able to experience the best of a traditional film drop box and a digital order kiosk, thanks to the new "Digital Dropbox" from Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. The new service is targeted toward customers who don't have broadband access or a computer at home, but own a digital camera and want quality prints via the traditional film processing "drop-off" experience.
By November all 3,400 Wal-Mart and Sam's Club locations with a one-hour photo digital photo center will offer the service.
With the Digital Dropbox, photo customers can continue to drop off their film, while digital camera users can take advantage of the added technology to send their digital images to Fujicolor Processing, a subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., for off-site printing. The digital print order is delivered back to the store in two days, just like dropbox film orders.
"We are excited about the addition of a digital kiosk to our dropbox, allowing our customers and members to get a great everyday low price option on digital pictures, just like they have had, and still do have, from film," said Sharon Wibben, v.p. of Photo and Connections Centers for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., in a statement. "With the growth of the digital photo category becoming more mainstream, this only makes sense."
Wal-Mart and Sam's Club locations are the first retailers to offer Fujifilm's Digital Dropbox solution. The companies are setting the retail price points for a four-inch-by-six-inch print at 15 cents and 13 cents, respectively. With no delivery charge, this two-day option will present an affordable choice for customers or members, and complements their existing one-hour and home delivery options.
The Digital Dropbox offers a complete line of print sizes, as well as greeting and holiday cards, digital album CDs, and photo gift items such as T-shirts, posters, puzzles, ornaments, mouse pads, mugs, and more.