CVS develops photo app for Facebook users
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy has launched its new CVS Express Photo app, which enables Facebook users to order prints from their Facebook albums without leaving the website, with prints ready for pickup in about an hour at their local CVS/pharmacy.
"Facebook has become a popular and easy way to share photos online with family and friends," stated Grant Pill, VP merchandising for CVS/pharmacy. "We introduced the CVS Express Photo app to give people the ability to print photos and share them offline with the same ease by picking them up at any CVS/pharmacy location in as little as an hour."
To get started, customers can visit Facebook.com/CVS and click the "photo app" tab at the top of the page. Once customers provide permission to allow the application to access their account to retrieve photos, prints can be ordered in four steps: choose photos, review cart, select store and then submit to print. Three print sizes currently are available through the application — customers can order 4×6, 5×7 and 8×10 prints.
The new CVS Express Photo app, which was developed by Marketing Drive, alerts users when an image is not high-resolution enough for clear print quality, typically when printed at larger sizes.
Whole Foods salutes military with free overseas shipping
AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods is offering free overseas shipping of its holiday gift boxes to APO, FPO and DPO addresses.
Whole Foods Market offers five different gift boxes that range from $40 to $60 each that can be purchased online at WholeFoodsMarket.com/giftbox.
"We are thankful for the sacrifices made by families serving our country, so we are happy to offer this small token of our appreciation to them," said Jim Speirs, global VP purchasing for Whole Foods Market. "Families can send their loved ones a taste of home with any of our gift boxes, varying in theme from snacking to relaxation."
Kodak extends Facebook relationship with social photo album creator
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Kodak’s latest social network innovation has arrived.
The social photo album creator for Facebook — which can be accessed at Apps.facebook.com/kodak-social and also is available on Kodak photo kiosks — allows consumers to easily combine photos from the social networking site with other photo albums, thereby taking the guesswork out of combining photos from multiple albums into one.
"Today, pictures on Facebook are only fleeting glimpses of an event; but now with our new app, consumers can tell their stories collaboratively, which leverages the real strength of Facebook," said Rolando Martinez, business manager of retail systems solutions Americas for Kodak. "We’re very proud to say that now consumers get the choice of easily making something permanent and special together — beyond simple online picture sharing — where their pictures are right on Facebook."