digital photo printing run-around

ahhhh, after many hours of research, i thought i’d share my findings on online digital photo printing. uploading and ordering photos is a snap, but what was bugging me is the variation in costs. every provider charges something different per print, then layers on delivery and S&H charges. now if you want to save yourselves the S&H costs and pick-up the photos in-store, some places charge you more per print!

one reasonble place for dc / va locals is snapfish — what a goodsend. they have a physical store in alexandria and the picture quality’s pretty good. they charge $0.12 per print (lowest against competitors) and if you pick-it up, there are no additional fees. what a bargain!

Snapfish Store/Bradlee Shopping Center
3618 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
United States

because i got so frustrated w/ researching the online printing prices, i’ll share w/all of you the fruits of my labor. enjoy. consider it an early holiday gift:

ultimate comparison of online digital photo printing providers:
provider / cost per 4×6 print / approx S&H charge / coxt per 4×6 pick-up retail / retail providers
Costco (SnapFish) / $0.17 / $- / Ground Shipping: 3-5 Days plus production time / $0.17 / Costco
CVS / $0.29 / $- / $0.29 / CVS
Kodak (Ofoto) / $0.15 / $14.99 / Ground Shipping: 3-7 days, max. 14 days / $0.15 / CVS
Ritz / Wolf Camera / $0.29 / $- / Ground Shipping: 2-5 Days / $0.25 Ritz / Wolf Camera
Shutterfly / $0.29 / $2.49 / First Class / $- / –
Snapfish $0.12 / $4.42 / Ground Shipping: 3-5 Days / $0.12 – $0.19 / Snapfish, Walgreens
Sony ImageStation / $0.12 / $7.94 / Ground Shipping: 3-5 Days plus production time / $0.27 – $0.29 / CVS, Ritz
Walgreens $0.19 / $6.00 / Standard (USPS) / Walgreens
WalMart / $0.12 / $4.15 / Standard / $0.15 / Wal-Mart

2 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on October 27th, 2005 @ 11:25 am

    Of course, now add Flickr to the mix.

    4×6 prints from Flickr can be picked up at Target (think one hour photo) for $0.15 each, or shipped to you.


  2. Yuda (unregistered) on October 27th, 2005 @ 3:00 pm

    Try Dale Photo down in Belle Haven. They do good work.



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