Art.com buys Zenfolio


By Andrew Hudson Published: January 8, 2012 Updated: November 20, 2016

Art.com Inc. — “the world’s largest online specialty retailer of high-quality wall art” — has acquired Zenfolio Inc. Zenfolio — “a leading destination for professional and amateur photographers who need an online platform to upload, display, share, sell and market their photos and services.”

“We are looking forward to the opportunity to leverage Art.com’s resources to accelerate our growth and expand our product offering. We are passionate about photography and believe that beautiful photographs should have an equally impressive viewing experience. We believe joining forces with Art.com can further enhance customer experience and advance product development.”
— Alex Peyzner, Founder and CEO of Zenfolio Inc., Jan 7, 2013

“We exist so you can have the art you love. This means giving you easy access toincredible art images and top-notch craftsmanship. Because when you find art youlove, you’ll love your space more … and that’s what it’s all about.”
— Art.com

From Zenfolio:

Zenfolio joins Art.com family as an independent division. All services remain the same.

On January 1, 2013 Zenfolio joined the Art.com family of companies. Art.com is the world’s largest online retailer of high-quality wall art.

There will be no changes in the way we provide services to you. The great service you have come to expect from us will remain the same.

The Zenfolio business will operate as an independent division, and the team will remain in place and continue to operate from our existing office. The decision to join Art.com was based on sound business fundamentals and joint synergies that would be realized by both companies.

This is an exciting time for all of us here at Zenfolio but we could never have reached this point without you as a valuable customer.


The Art.com press release:

Art.com Inc. Acquires Zenfolio

Purchase Provides Customers with Expanded Range of Products and Enhanced Shopping Experience

EMERYVILLE, CA (January 7, 2013)—Art.com Inc., the world’s easiest place to discover, experience and buy art, has announced the acquisition of Zenfolio Inc. Zenfolio is a leading destination for professional and amateur photographers who need an online platform to upload, display, share, sell and market their photos and services.

“Bringing Zenfolio into the Art.com family was very natural because of the synergy between the two companies in the wall décor space,” said Geoffroy Martin, CEO of Art.com Inc. “Zenfolio provides a solution for photographers looking to sell their work online, and will allow us to capture an even larger portion of our customers’ ‘wall share.’”

Since 2006, Zenfolio has been the premier provider of online photography presentation and sales solutions for professional photographers and enthusiasts. Through its subscription-based service, photographers have all the tools necessary to create their own successful websites:

  • Customizable photo and video viewing experience;
  • Powerful photo management and security interface with unlimited storage; and
  • Flexible, state-of-the-art e-commerce platform integrated with a growing number of global fulfillment partners

Zenfolio’s integrated hosting solution allows photographers to professionally manage their entire online presence under one roof, giving them an unmatched ability to sell clients high-quality prints and photo products through one destination.

“We are looking forward to the opportunity to leverage Art.com’s resources to accelerate our growth and expand our product offering,” said Alex Peyzner, Founder and CEO of Zenfolio Inc. “We are passionate about photography and believe that beautiful photographs should have an equally impressive viewing experience. We believe joining forces with Art.com can further enhance customer experience and advance product development.”Art.com and Zenfolio will continue to operate as stand-alone sites. For more information, please visit www.art.com and www.zenfolio.com.

About Art.com Inc.
With more than 12 million customers in 120 countries worldwide, Art.com Inc. is the world’s largest online specialty retailer of high-quality wall art. The company was founded in 1998 with one goal – to help people find the art they love so they can love their spaces more. Offering an unparalleled assortment of art images, Art.com’s vision is to forever lead the way art is experienced and consumed. Art.com Inc. runs three sites in the USA – Art.com, AllPosters.com and ArtistRising.com – and has a strong international presence with 25 local sites in Europe, Japan, Canada, Australia, Mexico, and South America.

The company offers custom framing and specialty printing, interactive visualization tools to help people find the perfect piece of art for their space and an app for iPad called artCircles, that lets users explore art from a hand-picked selection of curated collections. Art.com Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Emeryville, CA, with other facilities in Ohio, North Carolina and the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.art.com.

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Sources: Art.com, Zenfolio, PetaPixel, PMA Newsline.

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