Two Companies Service Growing Market for Personal Media Digital PreservationSCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 9, 2011 – iMemories, a web destination for digitizing, storing and sharing personal videos and photos, today announced an agreement with The UPS Store® retail network. Customers now have a convenient way to pack and ship their home movies, photos and other aging media to be restored and preserved digitally.
“When it comes to packing and shipping America’s priceless treasures, there is no one more qualified than The UPS Store,” said Mark Rukavina, founder and CEO of iMemories. “We are excited to provide our customers not only the convenience of using The UPS Store, but also the peace of mind that iMemories will handle their memories with expert care.”
With nearly 4,400 locations, The UPS Store Certified Packing Experts can pack and ship customers’ treasured memories for preservation at iMemories. The UPS Store provides everything needed to pack home movie films, videotapes, photos, slides and other media. As with all UPS shipments, customers can then track the progress of their shipment online.
“The sheer size of the domestic The UPS Store footprint makes it easy for families to drop off old videos and photos,” said Chris Marocchi, who oversees product innovation for The UPS Store network. “Our franchisees will then do what they do best – pack it all up and ship it off to iMemories.”
Once a package is received at iMemories’ U.S.-based production facility, each piece of content is given a unique bar code to provide tracking through the restoration and preservation process. Once the media has been digitized, customers can then sort, select and organize all their memories conveniently online as well as produce personalized archive-grade DVDs.
iMemories has emerged as a leader in this rapidly growing consumer service market, which is being fueled by the volume of home movies and photos that exist in abundance across America’s 118 million households, coupled with the growing realization among families that their images won’t last forever if kept in their original formats.
The environmental conditions of basements, attics and garages can wreak havoc on home movie films, videotapes and photos, which leads to accelerated loss of image quality. iMemories provides a safe and cost-effective service solution for home movie and photo transfers to digital format, giving customers a single online platform to convert, share, edit and store their family images from any decade.
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iMemories, Inc. (http://www.imemories.com) brings families and friends together by providing a single Web destination to enjoy, share and celebrate their most treasured moments captured via videos and photos. Founded in 2006, iMemories is the only Internet-based service that allows consumers to preserve and store their memories online, regardless of the original media format, and share across multiple consumer platforms, ranging from Web-connected televisions and smartphones to popular social networks and blogs. iMemories connects generations of families to their memories, from vintage home movies and photographs to modern digital videos, safely and conveniently in premium digital quality.
About The UPS Store
With more than 4,700 locations, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. network comprises the world’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, print and business service centers throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. In the U.S. and Puerto Rico, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc., a UPS subsidiary. In Canada, locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of master licensee MBEC Communications, L.P. For additional information, visit www.theupsstore.com or www.mbe.com.
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