London Drugs Ltd.

London Drugs Ltd.

December 07, 2011 15:51 ET

London Drugs' New Photolab Web Launch Integrates Social Media

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 7, 2011) -

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London Drugs has launched a new Photolab Web site that allows you to login and access images from Facebook, Flickr, Google+ and Picasa social media accounts to create a variety of customized photo items.

http://www.londondrugs.com/photolab/order/chooseSource.aspx

"We're giving our customers more meaningful ways to preserve memories from their digital photo albums on social media accounts. Customized photo items and hard cover photo books really bring captured moments to life and make for ideal gifts," says Wynne Powell, president and CEO of London Drugs.

Almost half of Canadians asked say they'll access the web for some of their holiday shopping this year (Bank of Montreal Survey). This growing trend is quickly becoming a holiday tradition as shoppers realize a less time consuming way to select meaningful gifts: ordering customizable gifts online.

"A customized photo gift adds a layer of thoughtfulness and it can commemorate a milestone, special event, or preserve a fond memory." says Powell.

Online shoppers can create personalized gifts for even the most hard-to-buy-for individual. Whether it's for a co-worker, hostess gift, family member or for an exchange between friends, London Drugs' Photolab offers several customizable gift giving ideas that will make gifts truly unique.

Personalized Christmas Ornaments: These easy-to-personalize ornaments can include unique details such as a photo, names, special dates and holiday greetings on a variety of ornament shapes. The customized design can be created at a London Drugs Photolab or online at www.londondrugs.com/Photolab. From $6.99.

Photo Gifts: Memories of special moments are one of the greatest gifts we can give anyone. London Drugs offers a range of custom-made photo keepsakes including puzzles, ceramic tiles, jewellery boxes, aprons, t-shirts, pillow cases, mugs and more. Photos and text can be included on each item. View the complete catalogue online. From $6.99.

Photo Books: As the end of 2011 approaches, it's the perfect time to reflect on all of the memories of the passing year with a London Drugs Moments Photobook. Simply download the London Drugs Home Edition software to your computer, create your professional quality photo books and send them to London Drugs Photolab where your pictures will be professionally colour corrected, printed and bound. The easy-to-use software allows you to individually select images straight from your computer, create customized themed backgrounds, intriguing page layouts and add special touches with personalized text. The process can be further simplified by selecting the Fast Track option, which lays out an entire photo book within minutes. You can also use images straight from Facebook, Google+ and other popular social media accounts. London Drugs Moments Photobooks come in a variety of styles including photographic albums and coffee table books. Photographic albums start at $34.00. Coffee table books from $9.99 for softcover - $34.99 for hardcover.

The deadline for ordering customized photo gifts for Christmas is December 14th.

ABOUT LONDON DRUGS

Founded in 1945, B.C.-based London Drugs has 75 stores in more than 35 major markets throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba including its online store www.londondrugs.com. London Drugs offers consumers a range of products from digital cameras and cosmetics to computers and televisions. Renowned for its creative approach to retailing, the company employs more than 7,500 people with pharmacy and health care services being the heart of its business. Committed to innovation and superior customer service, London Drugs has established itself as a reputable and caring company and continues to position itself for future growth and development.

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