Online Photo Printing Service space in India is heating up with lots of websites offering the service. All of them claim to provide quality prints with low prices lets see who wins the customer base in the long run. Some of these sites also offer sharing with friends and family but i believe their primary business model is based on printing. I will try to review some of the websites i came across offering the digital photo printing service for Indians.
SnapGalaxy is a digital photo printing service based in Vadodara. The site interface is clean and simple. You can order prints to USA and India. You can also send personalized gifts like cards, mugs, DVDs, frames etc.They give you 10 free prints for try out and 20 prints for referrals. Unlimited storage of the photos with a personal page where you can show your photos.
itasveer is a digital photo printing and sharing website based in Delhi (I assume becoz there is no company address on the website) founded by four IIT Delhi graduates. The site design is pretty cool, simple and colorful. It has a nice feature called doodlepad where you can design T Shirts and Mugs with your photos by adding text and clipart and then order those. You can register here and upload your photos and share with the world or order prints. Delivery is all over to India. They had a deal with Microsoft that will enable Windows Vista users to order prints from windows explorer with out opening a browser.
The main drawback i suppose is the size of the image allowed to upload, they say that maximum size of the image should be less than 4MB, but if you want good quality images for large prints you need more size, i take normally photos of 5MB (not 6MB) size with my digital camera. They increased the limit to 7MB.
Picsquare is a photo sharing and printing website based in bangalore. The website has clean and simple interface, but the welcome text looks ugly may be change of font would be better. You can create an account with them and start uploading your photos, They provide unlimited storage and you can order photos from your account, payment is through a payment gateway (i havent checked which one they r using)Apart from photo printing it offers products like Calender, T-Shirts and Greeting cards.
Merasnap is another digital photo printing service availabe, it is the product of Knowledgeworkz Consulting, Bangalore. Website has a clean and simple interface with colorful graphics. You can order prints with them after registering with the site. Unlike other site merasnap allow you to store photos on their servers for 120 days after that they will be deleted. They will deliver to all over India.
Rangeela Photos is another digital photo printing service based in Maryland, USA. This site mainly targets the NRI’s, who send photos to their loved ones in India. The site also provides US delivery also. Site design looks good but it can be improved a bit. It offers unlimited storage of photos and you get 10 free prints when you first sign up for this service.
Phtomasti.com is another digital photo printing serivce based Bangalore. The website design looks ok, the colors are not very well optimized. They deliver to all over India. There are some discount coupons available on the site. They have to work hard in improving the site and adding some useful information to compete with other players in this business.
All these sites offer almost the same price around Rs4.5/- per 4×6 print, so price is not going to be the competition between them. What matters in deciding the best service in customers point of vies is the credibility, customer support, site design, uploading tools, storage space and extras like free web page, ability to personalize with gifts.
After seeing all these sites i feel itasveer ranks top among these sites after that SnapGalaxy and Picsquare, MeraSnap also has the potential to compete with others.
Did i miss out something, post in the comments