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(May 2024) The photo merchandise market is mature and is not showing the growth in unit sales that it did just a few years ago. This report shows takes a closer look at those who identified themselves as buyers and first-time buyers of the photo card, photo book, photo calendar, and photo wall/tabletop décor products over the last three years of US Photo Merchandise Surveys (2021-2023).

(April 2024) The photo merchandise market in the US is a mature market that has been impacted by economic concerns, but will still bring in steady business over the next few years. According to Rise Above Research’s new 2024 US Photo Merchandise Forecast, sales of cards, books, calendars, and wall/tabletop décor are expected to generate $2.9 billion in 2024 and increase to just under $3 billion by 2028.

(February 2024) Rise Above Research expects that the number of photos taken and stored will increase in 2024 and continue to rise at a linear rate through 2028, with smartphones accounting for the vast majority of those photos. This will lead to a 10% increase in photos taken this year to around 1.8 trillion photos worldwide in 2024.

(February 2024) In this analysis, photo merchandise prices from several leading vendors in the market are compared. The companies included are online vendors and major retailers who have physical and online stores. This report tracks the prices of five popular paper-based photo merchandise products that are sold in the US market, including photo books, cards and calendars in popular sizes.

(February 2024) This analysis tracks photo print prices for 4″ x 6″, 5″ x 7″, and 8″ x 10″ prints to provide a comparison among leading retail and online print vendors. It also gives an update on print promotions from each of the vendors covered.

(January 2024) Each year, Rise Above Research’s analysts take some risks in deriving our annual Road Map. We think deeply about the year ahead and predict what we believe will be the pivotal trends that will shape the market in the coming year. This report covers five trends that we expect will have significant effects on the photo printing market in 2024.