In a nutshell…
PhotoBox began thanks to a single conversation between husband and wife:
“Your digital photos are great, but can’t we get real prints to put on the wall and show the grandparents?”.
This was the wife of founder, Graham, who set up the company with our MD Mark, based on the need to print and share photos in a digital age which threatened a world without photos.
Bringing photos to life
Despite the digital age taking over, there’s some things you don’t want to leave trapped behind a computer screen – such as memories.
PhotoBox gives grandparents their grandkids faces to hang on the wall; budding photographers works of art to showcase their passion and gain recognition; and mums, their family albums to show friends and embarrass their teenage sons in later life.
Oh my, how we’ve grown!
That’s why our company has gone from strength to strength, now Europe’s number one online community for photo printing, sharing and personal publishing. 8.5 million members feel the same passion we did when we started the company 10 years ago thanks to two friends, who also felt they could change the world and how it looked with a click of a shutter.
Aside from that…
On the business side of things…
From the outset our value proposition has been the same: quality affordable prints combined with exceptional customer service.
A simple motto that has led us to where we are now – leaders in the personal publishing market, with our success rooted in our core values: being open, social and ultimately ‘people driven’.
“social and ultimately people driven”
The rest as they say is history. In 2006 PhotoBox merged with Photoways, our French counterpart in the world of personal publishing and we became leader in this space, a position we maintain to this day with over 8.5 million members trusting us with their photos every day.
With more man power, innovation and production capabilities we’ve gone from strength to strength. Always leading the way, keeping in great company through key partnerships such as Boots, Cadbury’s and NSPCC and helping more people interact more easily with our products and services.
2006 marks the birth of our beloved photobooks. Growing in popularity and now much loved, these set the scene for a modern way in which to showcase our favourite photos and save your memories from the deepening pit of digital obscurity.
“…our beloved ‘photobooks’”
PhotoBox MD, Mark Chapman looks back fondly: “Me and Graham are like proud fathers when it comes to PhotoBox and our great success story. The photo merchandise sector has really taken off since we launched, when no such sector existed. Now the challenge is to sustain our formidable leadership through great innovative products and services people love and talk about’
“proud to be a part of your lives”