Shutterfly Inc. Acquires MyPublisher
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Shutterfly, Inc. (NAS: SFLY) , the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services, announced today that it has acquired MyPublisher, one of the pioneers in the photo book industry and creator of easy-to-use photo book-making software. The acquisition will combine MyPublisher's photo book technology and highly specialized manufacturing capabilities with the Shutterfly platform to deliver a superior customer experience.
"Shutterfly photo books continue to delight customers, bringing more consumers online to tell their stories and connect with friends and family in creative ways," said Jeffrey Housenbold, president and CEO of Shutterfly. "By combining MyPublisher's best in class software client with Shutterfly's industry leading cloud based platform, we will continue to drive growth and set the standard for design, choice and quality in the personal publishing and social expression category."
"Shutterfly and MyPublisher share a common vision of enabling customers to create premium products that share their most precious memories," said Carl Navarre, founder and CEO of MyPublisher. "Together, our teams will chart the course for the next generation of photo book creation, while enabling our customers to take advantage of Shutterfly's industry-leading solutions for other personalized products."
Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. Shutterfly will discuss this transaction as part of its Q1 2013 financial results conference call on May 1, 2013 at 2:00 PM PT (5:00 PM ET).
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Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services offered through a family of lifestyle brands. Founded in 1999, the Shutterfly, Inc. family of brands includes Shutterfly, where your photos come to life in photo books, cards and gifts; Tiny Prints, premium cards and stationery for all life's occasions; Wedding Paper Divas, wedding invitations and stationery for every step of the planning process; and Treat, personalized greeting cards that really stand out. For more information about Shutterfly, Inc. (NAS: SFLY) , visit www.shutterflyinc.com.
Since its founding in 1994, MyPublisher has established itself as one of the leaders in custom photo book software, bookstore quality printing and superior customer service. MyPublisher has sold and shipped more than five million photo books since 2002. In 2009 alone, MyPublisher experienced 10 million visitors to its website and more than 2 million downloads of its software. MyPublisher's philosophy is simple-provide customers with intuitive, easy-to-use photo book-making software, give them end-to-end customer support, and deliver a finished book of superb workmanship.
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