Every now and then I come across a service/product that just instantly makes me happy and want to sign up. Here’s one of them:

Picplum is an automatic photo printing service and here’s how it works: You email or upload photos to their website and they then, every month, automatically print and mail them to your friends and family. This is *brilliant*! My family will be so excited to finally get photos of my kids!

I can’t even tell you how many times I abandoned the shopping cart on Flickr. Numerous times. My intentions are there, the time and distraction-free-environment is not.

So, now, that I signed up with Picplum, I added myself to the list of recipients, that way I finally get some printed version of my photos in my own hands. Hoooray! And I think it will feel like a little gift/surprise every month.

Picplum, I can’t wait to get my first shipment!

(thank you Ian)

9 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Sounds like a great site! Hopefully they don’t have the same problem as CVS online where they don’t size your photos and a lot of heads get chopped off… the main reason I haven’t printed photos in years!

  2. Thanks for the great post Tina!

    @Amy – in regards to photo sizing, we work with a professional photo lab to make sure no odd cropping/resizing issues happen. We have one small bug on the website where the thumbnails don’t work properly with portrait photos, but rest assured we’re not actually cropping anything like that and the prints will turn out fine.

    Co-founder Picplum

  3. Wow, thank you for the quick and awesome response, Paul!

    I will definitely give the site a try, I’m excited! =D

  4. Wow, this is sooo cool, I just sent some photos to my mother in law in Poland – she doesn’t have a computer (not that she would know how to use one)
    This is sooo great!
    thank you Tina :)

  5. Wow, what a good idea rendered in a clear and simple interface!

  6. Simplicity of a service.

  7. There’s also something to this idea of curation. Thanks to the ubiquity of digital cameras and camera phones, it’s easy to accumulate large collections of photos, containing hundreds of photos, if not thousands. Family and friends (as much as they love your little one!), don’t really have the time to sift through those online photos to select those they wish to print. So instead i like the idea that you just select the best photos and the rest is handled for you.

  8. Seems like a good idea, but $7 for 15 prints per month is expensive!