Photography startup Kicksend has spent the last 12 months building partnerships with retail chains such as Target, CVS and Walgreens. With these deals the company wishes to bring its promise of dead-simple photo sharing and printing to the mass market.
Presently it looks like Kicksend has another gained another notable deal. They have just announced on their blog that it has secured a deal with Walmart. This deal will enable users to remotely send print jobs to anyone of 3,800 additional stores across the U.S.
This is a great deal for the Kicksend team, especially so, as they are finally starting to make their mark, in terms of monthly generated revenue. CEO Pradeep Elankumaran noted that the startup was seeing revenue in the “very low tens of thousands” over a year ago, back in March 2013, but during the past six month period, they have seen those figures surge considerably. The CEO added, “We’re generating over $150K/month in revenue…And we’ve been growing 30 percent month-over-month for the past 6 months.”
While these figures may be due partially to Kicksend’s expansion into the market via prominent retail chain stores. The rise in revenue is also due to strong mobile performance as a massive 45 percent of Kicksend app users are being converted into paying customers.
Kicksend has now locked up deals with notable photo partners, so what’s next on the agenda for the company? The partnership programs and a drive to go international with its photo delivery services have been the major focus for the startup since last year. But Elankumaran and the rest of the Kicksend team are looking forward to focusing their work upon on the digital side of the business.
Currently users are allowed to privately share hundreds of high res pics with their friends and colleagues. Who knows, maybe the company will invent a new and innovative way to share their pictures online? We shall wait and see.