Review: ScanMyPhotos.com – by Jen Pleasants, ShowTheLove.com

And we LOVE you too, Jen. Thanks to Jen Pleasants. CEO of SHOWtheLOVE MEDIA, LLC for her wonderful ShowtheLOVE blog and mention of her experience with ScanMyPhotos.com.
Excerpt:
 

So my special gift I ordered for my husband for Christmas arrived and it is SO COOL! I had all of our old photos scanned (ones that were taken pre-digital camera). And ScanMyPhotos.com did the best job (seriously amazing customer service)! I shipped them thousands of photos and within days they had them all scanned and sent back to me with a book chronicling each picture. The best part is you can put the disk in your DVD player and watch it on TV as a slide show. That is fun when all the family gets together for the holidays so it was really a gift for us all!. Definitely worth checking out. And you still have time! [sample].

 

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4×8 Photo Greeting Cards

What is a photo greeting card?

A photo greeting card is a great way to send your holiday wishes along with a photograph to your family and friends. Each card is 4″x8″, includes a space for your photo and custom text, and ScanMyPhotos.com includes gold foil envelopes with every order. Choose from many different designs as you celebrate this holiday season. Prices are as low as 59¢ per card. It’s fast and easy. Every photo greeting card order received by 2PM PT will be shipped the same day it is received. All orders are completed and mailed back, or ready for pickup at our southern California photo center the same business day.

How to order

Click here and follow the prompts to create your very own custom 4×8 photo greeting card in minutes. It’s the fewest clicks to card creation on the Internet.

SmartMoney.com: Stand Out Profile – ScanMyPhotos.com

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Stand Out: Power of Reinvention Keeps This Biz Owner Afloat

November 28, 2008
SMALL-BUSINESS OWNERS, what are you doing to stand out from the crowd? Each week, we focus on an entrepreneur who has lessons to share that we think will resonate with other small-business owners.

Mitch Goldstone, co-founder of ScanMyPhotos.com, answers our questions:

What are you doing to stand out from the crowd?

We started out as a traditional retail photo center almost two decades ago. Then came the advent of digital photography and the Internet and traditional photography as we knew it was dead. While most photo labs shut down, we did what we could to survive. We embraced new technology and reinvented ourselves. We now scan and digitize up to one million analog photographs a day for consumers around the globe.

Name: Mitch Goldstone
Mitch GoldstoneBusiness: ScanMyPhotos.com, a digital photo-scanning service.
Industry: Photography
Location: Irvine, Calif.
Year founded: 1990
Number of employees: 11
Web site: ScanMyPhotos.com

What’s the best part about owning your own business?

We make people cry — literally. When customers see their snapshots redone in a digital format, they get emotional. It’s rewarding to know that the work we do allows people to revisit memories that were previously shoved away in shoeboxes.

What’s the biggest challenge of owning your own business?

Keeping up with lightning-fast technological shifts remains a challenge. We read everything, including articles on topics way beyond our scope of expertise. We also attend nearly 20 tradeshows and conferences each year just to keep on top of things.

What’s the biggest hurdle you’ve overcome?

After the traditional photo industry died, having to completely reinvent the business for life after film was singularly our biggest hurdle. It was either reinvent ourselves or shut down. We chose the former.

What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made?

Several years ago, we strayed away from our prime vendor, Kodak. I had redirected our focus and broadened our selection of vendors. That was a big mistake. It led us into a realm of using inferior technology, which slowed our processes and diminished our product’s quality. Today, we only use Kodak products. Their technology is largely the reason for our success.

What’s the best business advice you can offer?

Read everything. Attend trade shows and conferences in many diverse fields.

 

ScanMyPhotos.com: What is a Photo Index Book?


Photo Index Books Exclusively Designed by ScanMyPhotos.com
What is a photo index book?

The photo index book is ordered along with your photo scanning order designed to help you organize and show off your newly scanned images in a more elegant manner. They are 8½” x 11″ hard cover books with 25 images per page, approximately measuring 1.5″H x 1.75″V for a horizontal image and 1.5″H x 1″ V for a vertical image. Each book is printed on thick, durable paper and printed double sided to look like a real book custom made for you. Image rotation is included with every Photo Index Book when ordered with photo scanning from ScanMyPhotos.com.
NOTE: This is not the Photo Book. For information about the Photo Book, please

click here.
How is it different than the photo book?


The photo book is designed by you through ScanMyPhotos.com using our templates to create a memory book of an event or special occasion. They are great for gifts or as a way to tell a story with your photos. The photo index book is designed to help you organize your photos by creating a thumbnail image of your photo along with the file name to create an easy way to catalog your photo memories.
Learn more about the photo book.
How to order

Order it when you order your photo scanning service from ScanMyPhotos.com and we will include photo rotation at no charge. (Image rotation only included when ordered at the time of scanning)
Pay-per-1,000: $95.50 per 1,000 photos
Pre-paid Fill the Box: $134.50 per box.

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Glenn Fleishman Discusses ScanMyPhotos.com on KUOW.org


Glenn Fleishman is a freelance technology reporter spoke about ScanMyPhotos.com in the two-o’clock hour on Nov 26th on KUOW radio. According to KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, he explored how to transform thousands of analog photos to digital with a simple service. Glenn Fleishman spoke with on air radio personality, Jeremy Richards. Click here for more and to listen to the segment. Thanks Glenn for the mention. Read Glenn’s amazingly rich bio and history as a expert on everything hi-tech.

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4×8 Photo Greeting Cards

What is a photo greeting card?

A photo greeting card is a great way to send your holiday wishes along with a photograph to your family and friends. Each card is 4″x8″, includes a space for your photo and custom text, and includes gold foil envelopes with every order. Choose from many different designs as you celebrate this holiday season. Prices are as low as 59¢ per card. It’s fast and easy. Every photo greeting card order received by 2PM PT will be shipped the same day it is received.

How to order

Click on the banner below and follow the prompts to create your very own custom 4×8 photo greeting card in minutes. It’s the fewest clicks to card creation on the Internet.

Sample Card Templates

 
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All designs available in horizontal or vertical, only

What We’re Reading and Using as Gifts – “Outlines: The Story of Success”



What we’re reading and sharing with others. If you want to also learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur and success in business, click here. Outliners: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell, is the book that ScanMyPhotos.com is buying as gifts for our relatives and friends to inspire and dream big.

Amazon.com reader reviews (Preston Barrett):

In this wide-ranging third installment of Malcolm Gladwell’s exploration of how people and social phenomena work, the New Yorker journalist takes a close look at what constitutes high levels of success. That is, what makes people at the top of their respective fields get there? As we’ve come to expect from Gladwell’s previous books, the answer to the question is a bit complicated. He says that upbringing, culture and even random luck have something to with success, but there is another important quality that anyone can control. Two chapters are dedicated to the “revelation” that IQ is only a baseline quality and success has little to nothing to do with having a high IQ or a low IQ. Rather, success is substantially a product of cultivating a high degree of what Robert Sternberg calls “practical intelligence” or what most refer to as “emotional intelligence.” Gladwell uses the example of Nobel laureates coming from unknown schools as often as ivy league schools. At this level of mastery IQ is no longer a factor. Success has little to do with where you were educated and everything to do with your level of practical/emotional intelligence and willingness to put in the 10,000 hours of practice required to reach mastery of your field. All in all, it’s an interesting read that isn’t too heady and goes by pretty quickly, as the interesting anecdotes are what you would expect from Gladwell.

(Susan Barenes) review:

I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down and found myself reading it well into the night. The author gives fascinating details about what it really takes to be a success. It isn’t doing “the secret” and wishing for success, its about being born in the right time and place and under the right circumstance along with
being a hard worker. I loved the anecdotes Gladwell uses and found some of the stories heart catching. Gladwell is an excellent writer and I have become a new fan.

 

 

 

 

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