How times are changing! Since 1986, The Picture Gallery has grown leaps and bounds and altered course numerous times as the print and framing industry transitioned through change.
We transitioned to e-commerce really early and every feature on our website (that we believe makes it the most user-friendly print and frame website in the industry) is built from the ground up, in-house. You can read more about our family-run business on our about page. All of the software powering the online site is coded from scratch.
The website gives customers photo enhancement options before ordering prints, lets you crop photos, and include text in prints for framing to give your framed items a title.
The website has served us and our loyal customers well for years (Thank you to all for your continued custom and support). Now, with more of our customers using smartphones to capture photos on the fly, the time is upon us to make one more transition. This time into the app marketplaces. This time around though, we have partnered with the UK’s leading and award-winning photo printing solutions provider – Fujifilm.
We are proud to announce that The Picture Gallery are now among around 180 local UK photo print retailers listed within the Fujifilm Imagine app, available on Android and Apple devices.
Customers are now able to order printed merchandise, posters, canvas prints, photo books, cards, and calendars through the app to be printed, with the order fulfilled directly by our team at The Picture Gallery based in Bedford.
How to Use the App (Android and Apple)
- Our app is listed within the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Search for the “Fujifilm Imagine” app listed by “Whitech-Fujifilm”.
- Install the app
- Once installed, on the first load, users are prompted to enter a store code or search all retailers. Our retailer code is “picturegallery” (without quotes). Type in picturegallery, then tap the submit button.
A notification box appears informing you that you are about to be connected to the selected retailer “The Picture Gallery HO”. Tap continue, and you will be presented with our digital catalogue that can be ordered from within the app to be printed and shipped by our team in Bedford.
The app is free to use, provides a responsive and unobtrusive interface, and by creating a free account, you can take advantage of cloud storage too.
Select one, a few or all of your photos within your phone’s camera album. The photos uploaded through the app (for registered and signed-in users) are backed up to the cloud so that your photos are available to order anytime, should you wish to order at a later date.
Customers can also access their cloud images from our in-store print kiosks.
With the inclusion of in-app ordering, customers can now send images from their phones’ camera album directly to us for printing or save them to the cloud to print at a later date.
Orders placed directly through our website are printed using our Epson SureColor SC-P9500 44” large format printer. In-app orders are fulfilled by The Picture Gallery on behalf of Fujifilm. As such, there can be differences in available print size options. On both our systems, our team is always available to help. Select the contact us option for all available methods to reach our team directly.