WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy has unveiled a new photo feature to the already popular CVS Mobile app, providing a new service for customers by allowing them to easily print photos directly from their smartphone camera or from their CVSphoto.com account for same day pick up, with no additional cost, at any local CVS/pharmacy location. Now through August 31, users also have the benefit of picking up 50 photos for just $5.00, or $.10 per print, making photo printing more affordable than ever before.
With nearly 30 percent of photos now being taken on smartphones[i], CVS/pharmacy has introduced this new, convenient photo printing to meet the increasing demand from consumers who want to preserve and share images they have stored on their smartphone devices. The new feature is one of many recent digital enhancements offered by CVS/pharmacy to continue to provide unparalleled convenience to customers.
"In recent months we've significantly expanded our mobile capabilities through our new, enhanced apps and upgraded technologies, as well as the re-launched CVS.com web site which adds a new level of personalization for each of our customers," said Rob Price, senior vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer for CVS/pharmacy. "We believe our commitment to innovation within the mobile space and this latest offering will inspire customers to capture more memories and help people preserve them from wherever they are and at any time."
Using the app, shoppers can capture special moments from vacations, family outings and celebrations, as well as place a print order directly on their phone for same day pick up, by using the built-in GPS locator to find a nearby CVS/pharmacy. Additional benefits of downloading the free CVS/pharmacy mobile app from Apple's App Store or through Google Play include:
- Order 4x6, 5x7 and 8x10 prints directly from their smartphone or from their CVSphoto.com account for Same Day Pick Up in-store
- Access to special photo offers and promotions
- Upload images from their smartphone to their CVSphoto.com account where they can create creative products like cards, photo books, calendars and canvas prints
In addition to printing photos from smartphones, shoppers using the CVS mobile app also have access to a number of other time and money-saving tools, such as the ability to digitally store ExtraCare card information in their smartphones, managing and refilling prescriptions and viewing prescription history and full mCommerce shopping. Interested shoppers can download the applications from devices or visit www.cvs.com/onthego.
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), is America's leading retail pharmacy with more than 7,300 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug stores. CVS/pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at http://info.cvscaremark.com.
[i] Mashable, "27% of Photos and Videos Now Captured on Smartphones [STUDY]," December 22, 2011