Kodak Launches Social Network Connectivity

Kodak Company, a world leader in photo systems and inventor of the photo kiosk category, has now introduced Social Network Connectivity to the KODAK Picture Kiosk. With this new offering, consumers can access and print the photos they’ve published or shared on KODAK Gallery, FACEBOOK and Picasa Web Albums, helping retailers, both large and small, increase profit potential.  
With more than 475 million active consumers in 180 countries and more than 3 billion photos uploaded to these sites each month, the software offers retailers a huge opportunity to market their unique in-store services to these users.
Today’s online savvy consumers want to access their favourite online photos anytime and anywhere. Adding Social Connectivity to our KODAK Picture Kiosk means new, easier and faster ways for people to connect, print and share their memories,” said Darren Johnson, Regional Business Director and Vice President, Retail System Solutions, Paper and Output Systems and Film Products, EAMER. “In KODAK Picture Kiosk Software V5.0, we’ve developed what we believe is a breakthrough customer experience, helping our retail partners create vibrant, inspiring and fun photo retail destinations with the potential to bring more profit per square foot.”
Kodak is helping consumers to be as creative as they want with anytime, anywhere access to their photographs. With no need for media such as memory cards consumers just have to log into Facebook on the KODAK Picture Kiosk to instantly access their own photo albums (or the ones they have created with friends) and create a range of inspiring products including prints, collages, greetings cards and Photo Books – instantaneously.
KODAK Picture Kiosk Social Photo Album Creator
Features of the KODAK Picture Kiosk, such as Social Connectivity are designed to inspire consumers to create something truly memorable with their most important photos easily and within seconds, through highly profitable premium at-retail photo products. The KODAK Picture Kiosk Social Photo Album Creator allows consumers to collaboratively create a group photo album with their friends using Facebook. Facebook friends can add photos to one album and once the album is created it can be accessed by all of those friends at KODAK Picture Kiosks for easy creation of Photo Books, prints and more. Whether bridesmaids want to combine photos posted on Facebook from a friend’s wedding, or cousins want to share photos from the family reunion, Kodak now makes it possible to collaboratively create that group album, leading to quick fulfilment of fun and unique photo mementos of that event. Given the number of photos available on FACEBOOK today, this feature answers a key consumer trend and offers huge profit potential to retailers.  
KODAK is taking the kiosk experience to a new level, incorporating social media connectivity to not only enhance the consumer experience but generate new opportunities for retailers.  Social network connectivity will be available on KODAK Picture Kiosks in UK from June 2011.
For further information about the KODAK Picture Kiosk, visit Kodak.