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(January 2023) Rise Above Research expects that the number of photos taken and stored will increase in 2023 and continue to rise through 2027, with smartphones accounting for the vast majority of those photos.  Despite inflation, higher gas prices and a volatile economy, we expect that many people will be traveling, taking vacations, and holding events this year, and of course they will keep taking photos of everyday happenings. This will lead to a 7.5% increase in photos taken this year to around 1.6 trillion photos worldwide.

(January 2023) 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 2023.

(January 2023) Each year, Rise Above Research (RAR) takes 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. We all are looking forward to entering a new year of interesting changes within the marketplace. Whether you agree, disagree, or predict additional trends, Rise Above Research welcomes your comments concerning the photo merchandise market in 2023.

(December 2022) This report examines the photo merchandise product non-buyer categories, which are classified as those who have not purchased specific photo products (photo cards, photo books, photo calendars, photo wall/tabletop décor) within the last 12 months.

(December 2022) 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.

(November 2022) The 2022 US Photo Merchandise Study is the result of an online survey that covers a broad range of products including photo cards, photo books, photo calendars, photo wall/tabletop décor and photo drinkware. It includes both quantitative and qualitative questions on buying habits, attitudes, and future expectations, as well as questions on how inflation and the economic situation impacted buying behaviors.