Apollo Global Management is buying Shutterfly and Snapfish, with plans to merge the photo printing companies.
I haven’t had great experiences with Snapfish, I find that their photos and photo books have much poorer quality than Shutterfly.
Shutterfly is pricier, but they often run excellent promotions that make their products affordable.
We make a new 8×11 hardcover photo book every month and it’s amazing to look back and enjoy the memories of the kids growing up and trips that we’ve taken.
Mergers are never good for consumers though and I’m nervous that we may see quality go downhill or prices climb. Or if they take notes from airline mergers, we’ll see both lower quality and higher prices.
What are your predictions for the merger?