NEW YORK, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- QWASI, a leading social and mobile marketing communications and technology company providing cross-market interactive solutions, announced the launch of its new mobile photo-sharing and print solution. The new service solves the problem many people have - getting quality pictures printed from photos taken on their cell phones. The service is initially only available to mobile users in the United States. A simple picture message (MMS) of the photo is sent to the cloud where users can print their albums and have them shipped direct to their homes.
It's easy to use too. Customers text their PHOTO to the SHORTCODE to get started. Powered by QWASI's two-way MMS, users can simply send a picture message to the short code (MSG & Data Rates may apply). Each photo album posted is secured for the user and accessible through a PIN. It also offers social features such as sharing with friends or family on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr and others. The new service does not require a special app and works across standard and smart cell phones.
"We're delighted to have developed the print solution to meet the need in the marketplace," shares Leon Samuel, President and CEO, QWASI, Inc. "We've developed an easy way for users to print from the cloud - it's appnostic, requiring no app or download. It's never been easier to print photos from cellphones. We see enormous customer engagement opportunities where retailers and brands leverage this service to drive new sales and sponsorships, ultimately providing another way to be relevant in this rapidly changing marketplace. The lifetime value of a photo print is so much greater than its digital counterpart. Our mobile print solution is very simple and offers photo retailers and brands a simple, convenient solution. It's game, set, and match."
Gone are the days of snapping a pic, dropping a roll of film off and picking it up later. Today's busy consumers suffer from the convenience of having multiple options when a photo opportunity presents itself. Yet their phones, frequently the only device users have with them at all times, typically capture and produce low-quality prints through a tedious process. QWASI now makes it easy to get photos off the phones, to be printed and shared - by converting them to a quality 4"x6" print. Users post their pictures into albums, check out using PayPal Mobile from the secure mobile website and receive their prints in the mail within days. Now the memories live on.
The QWASI photo sharing and print service can also help helps customers augment the traditional method of photo printing at retail locations using photo kiosks. By placing the service in the palm of each consumer's hand, it offers convenience for busy consumers.
According to the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, 76% of cell phone owners use their cell phone to take a picture and 72% send or receive a text message. That's nearly twice more than playing a video game or using email on their phone. MMS and Text messaging is the ideal channel for customers. "The cloud-based MMS solution further demonstrates our ability to power great campaigns for our customers as QWASI continues to innovate," adds Samuel.
QWASI's mobile print solution provides an immediate print solution to consumers for all those treasured moments while utilizing the cloud storage for digital prints. Now anyone with a cellphone can get his or her phone photos printed. QWASI has been a leader in MMS solutions in the U.S., working with leading brands, marketing agencies and retailers.
QWASI, Inc. is a leading mobile and social communications and solutions provider of interactive applications, currently powering over 25,000 clients, around the globe utilizing Social Messaging, SMS, MMS, Mobile Web and Apps. Through its Synchrosy® methodology, QWASI creates and implements mobile strategy for business, simplifying complex problems with mobile marketing, mobile messaging, social messaging, mobile commerce, text ordering, mobile coupons, mobile chat, and customized interactive alerting for Fortune 1000 businesses.
Michael Honors, QWASI, 877-747-9274, [email protected]
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