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Review: Photo Center at Walmart.com Offers Low Prices, Diverse Selection

WAL-MART RATINGS

Best price 4x6 print: 9 ¢
Print Quality: 3 1/2 stars
Ease of Use: 4 1/2 stars
Pricing: 4 stars
Features: 4 stars
Customer Service: 3 1/2 stars
Shipping/Turnaround: 4 stars

Pros: Low prices, wide variety of features. Free in-store pickup of prints, photos books and many gift items.

Cons: Print quality of in-store pickup varies depending on store. Does not offer enlargements.

Walmart Photo Centericon produces very good quality prints at low prices. They print photos on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper for long-lasting prints and offer 1-hour pick-up, free in-store delivery, and home delivery. Their Photo Center offers over 200 Greeting Card Designs and over 100 Photo Gift Options. The service recently revamped its entire website and improved navigation.

The free membership gives you 25 Bonus 1- Hour 4x6 Prints in
your Photo Welcome Email, free shipping to your store, and free unlimited secure photo storage.


Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC

Detailed Review

   
Free Membership?

Creating account, and uploading photos is free. You get free, unlimited storage of your online photos, as long as you make at least one purchase a year.

Special offers

Thanksgiving Electronics GifNew one-hour photo: order online and pick up in an hour for 18 cents per print. 4x6 prints only 9 cents each when ordering online for home delivery. Pick up prints in store for 15 cents per print.

PHOTO SPECIALS:

  • Greeting Cards from 28 cents
  • Calendars from $16.84
  • Photo Books from $19.96
  • Wide selection of $10 photo gifts

Ready in 1-Hour: Prints from 15 cents, 1-hour 4x6, 5x7 or 8x10 photo book, 1-hour collage prints, 1-hour cards, greeting cards, family photo package, wallet prints, magazine cover, events package, sport package, gift prints and scrapbook page.

Turn your Facebook photos into collage photo gifts and prints. You can choose from your own Facebook album or from your friend's.

Walmart also offers great deals on digital cameras, printers and electronics.

Services Offered

Photo printing, online photo album, photo sharing, frames, and over 100 photo gifts including calendars, canvas prints and wall art, greeting cards, mugs, magnets and mousepads, t-shirts, sweatshirts, scarves, photo puzzles, pillows, ornaments, diaper bags, playing cards, photo plates, posters, Blankets, Collage Products, Invitations, Jewelry & Accessories, Photo Crystals, Picture MeĀ® Books, Scrapbook Products, Stationery as well as 35mm film developing with prints, all available on line. New line of Disney photo items and Hannah Montana photo items including mousepads, pillows and teddy bears.

 

Print Sizes Available

4x6, 5x7, 8x10, wallet (8), posters 11x14 up to 24x36, and true digital prints
Collage prints - 4x6, 5x7 and 8x10 portrait and landscape
Sports and Events photo packages $10-15

One-hour processed photos feature a matte finish, while images shipped to a store location or directly to you feature a glossy finish. All are printed on high-quality, professional Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper.

Special Features

Avoid the shipping charge by uploading your prints to their website and then pick them up in person at your local Wal-mart store.

Unlimited Online Photo Sharing - Share by email, with a link or to social networking sites. You can also share and collaborate in private group rooms.

Unlimited Photo Storage with Any Purchase -as long as your order at least one print a year.

Digital Photo Manager - Free photo organizer software download allows you to edit, view and organize your digital photos; order prints directly from your computer; and share your photos through email. However, if you have your photos stored on Wal-mart's site remember you have to make a purchase once a year or your images will be deleted.

 

Ease of Use

 

The Wal-Mart site is basic but uploading images, creating online photo albums and sharing and ordering photos is simple. You can use Wal-Mart Digital Photo Center's QuickUpload tool to add multiple photos to your account at one time. You can also email photos from your camera phone to the Wal-Mart Photo Center and they will upload them for you. New red-eye editing tool.

Other Comments

Prints are reasonable and prints are very good. There are three tiers of print prices, based on 1-hour service, in-store pick-up and home delivery (cheapest at 9 cents each). There is a new online chat which helps with customer service.

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