MailPix First Holiday Sales Breakdown
Ornaments and Blankets Top MailPix Photo Gift Sales
Huntington Beach, CA – MailPix.com, the new photo-printing site, reported its top-selling photo gift product categories from 2012, its first holiday shopping season. More than 80,000 visitors went to the site during the shopping season.
Topping the list in the photo gift product category was snowflake ornaments, followed by fleece blankets and wallet magnets. Rounding out the top-five list were 4x6 magnets and reusable grocery bags.
The most popular greeting card sizes were 4x8 slimline cards, followed by 5x7 folded cards and 5x7 photo cards.
“MailPix was able to achieve impressive growth in just a few short months of operation,” says Fred H. Lerner, president and CEO, MailPix. “Since launching in July, the MailPix team has been working to build connections with key bloggers and personalities, along with continuous social media, public relations and promotional activities. These grassroots efforts brought MailPix many new customers who enjoyed our industry-leading Facebook and Instagram integration, attractive website, wide product selection and affordable prices. This has positioned the company well for success in 2013.”
Founded in 2012, MailPix.com is the pre-eminent site for preserving photo memories as custom photo books, 4x6 prints, 5x7 prints, photo cards, photo enlargements, personalized phone cases, and other tangible products. The goal of MailPix is to keep costs low and to pass savings along to consumers. Founder and CEO Fred H. Lerner has had a long career introducing thousands of people to the importance of “Turning Images into Memories.” He worked his way through college at Berkey Film Processing, spending his early career in New York City, Alexandria, Va., and Long Beach, Calif. Lerner led several photo businesses, including Lerner Photo Inc., Lerner Processing labs Inc., Kodak Processing Labs Inc. and was active with Australia photo businesses like Pacific Film Labs, Rabbit Photo Inc. and Metro Photo Inc. Most recently, he was president and CEO of Ritz Interactive Inc., parent company of RitzCamera.com, WolfCamera.com, CameraWorld.com and PhotoAlley.com. Lerner is a Life Member and past president of Photo Marketing Association International (PMAI) and serves on the board of the International Photographic Counsel (IPC), a United Nations NGO, where he is a Hall of Fame member.
The MailPix board of advisors includes James Joaquin of Catamount Ventures, formerly president and CEO of Ofoto; Ted McGrath former President of Fujifilm, USA and General Manager of Kodak’s Consumer Imaging Division; Gary Pageau, of InfoCircle and former Publisher, Content Development and Strategic Initiatives at Photo Marketing Association International (PMAI); William A. Roskin, board member of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) and is the former Executive Vice President of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB); Oscar B. (Bud) Marx III, chairman of Amerigon (NASDAQ: ARGN) and is the former President & General Manager, Ford of Mexico and CFO of Ford, Europe; Bruce Charles, a founder of the law firm, Charles, Kane & Dye LLP; Gary Kramer, the founder and a co-managing partner of Kramer & Olsen Accountancy Corp.; and Peter Tahmin, an advisor to Powsumer.com and former vice president, RitzPix.com.
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