, the inventors of ground-breaking award-winning new media technologies, announced today that it has partnered with ScrapBiz.com, a leading retailer education and support program in the scrapbook industry, for the new PhotoBookBiz Program to help scrapbook retailers tap into the digital scrapbooking and photobook market.
The wholesale PhotobookBiz Program is being offered by ScrapBiz.com and supported by Visan Industries, the creators of RocketLife.com. Visan provides the creative RocketLife.com software, product printing and fulfillment, while ScrapBiz.com provides the business support and marketing materials.
With the new PhotobookBiz Program, Scrapbook retailers can offer their customers photo products, such as mugs, calendars, cards and collages, in addition to photobooks. “The RocketLife.com creative platform used to make these products is very user friendly, yet innovative,
” said Kim Guymon, industry consultant and founder of ScrapBiz. “Visan’s exclusive ‘Smart Arrangement Technology’ makes creating a beautiful product or book easy for anyone who knows how to click and drag
Professionally printed photobooks are quickly becoming the scrapbooks of the 21st century. According to current research from the Photo Marketing Association, the photobook industry is expected to top $350 million by the end of 2008, with nearly 10% of U.S. households having made at least one book.
Everett, WA-based ScrapBiz.com has helped entrepreneurial scrapbook enthusiasts set up their own businesses selling traditional paper, embellishments and kits for a “hands-on” approach to scrapbooking. Now ScrapBiz.com and RocketLife.com are offering members the ability to profit from photobooks through the new PhotoBookBiz Program.
“The scrapbook industry has changed rapidly in the last five years,
” said Guymon. “Digital scrapbooking and photobooks have become very popular ways to preserve your memories. The majority of scrapbookers have digital cameras, and for some of them, it makes more sense to print a photobook rather than individual photos. Retailers in the traditional scrapbook industry have struggled to figure out how to capitalize on this trend. The PhotoBookBiz Program is the answer to that question.
“We are very pleased to be partnering with ScrapBiz.com in helping people tell their stories and creating a new way to generate revenue through digital scrapbooking,
” said Daniel Kaye, President of Visan.
RocketLife’s revolutionary award-winning “Smart Arrangement” Technology intuitively lays-out and designs photos into artistic works of art. Its smart technology unleashes the power to create customized multi-photo collages and products in seconds. Photos can also be manually cropped, rotated, and manipulated, with photo treatments, such as tints, blurs, lighting, textures, text, and graphics, added with the click of a mouse.
Rocketlife’s “3D Digital Merchandising” real-time photo-realistic 3D renderings allow you to make any change you want and instantly visualize exactly what the photo end-product will look like in real-time to create a final product that you will love. These RocketLife.com exclusive patent-pending technologies make intelligent design and layout decisions to allow you to create and personalize your photo book in about 5 minutes, turning the traditionally long hours of frustrating work into just a few minutes of fun.
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