Conor Schaefer on 4 Aug 2010 06:50:07 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Way OT: Walmart Acceptance Factor ;-)

  • From: Conor Schaefer <>
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  • Subject: Re: [PLUG] Way OT: Walmart Acceptance Factor ;-)
  • Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 09:50:01 -0400
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On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 9:44 AM, Randall A Sindlinger <> wrote:
> Honestly, I don't think I'll be able to switch to any set of software that
> doesn't have an upload-to-Walmart feature. ÂThat really is the #1 WAF
> criteria for us right now. ÂIt is one thing Google has really done right.

Where *does* Walmart print the upload-to-Walmart pictures?

I personally tend to avoid Walmart, since I have some pretty strong feelings
about how Walmart has impacted the US economy over the last decade-plus.

I half wouldn't be surprised if they printed them in China, and Fed-Ex'd
them to the store, but I really have no idea how they're doing it, and
it's just piqued my curiosity.

I would imagine they have a contract with Snapfish (owned by HP, I believe) or some similar company, and that company installs printing hardware in the store, similar to the kiosks you can find in a lot of pharmacies these days (e.g. CVS and Rite Aid).

Yes, OT, but I agree about the anti-Walmart sentiment. I have in the past used Snapfish to get cheap prints mailed to me, and would do it again, as it was very cheap, and the quality was decent. I find it extremely unlikely that a process like this would be outsourced to an overseas location, as it's not very labor intensive, and the labor it does require is logistically restricted to the the U.S. (i.e. shipping).

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