Amazon now does photo printing with Amazon Prints, starting at 9 cents each for 4×6 prints. Bound photobooks start at $19.99 for 8×11 with 20 pages included, then $1 for every 2 additional pages. Free standard shipping on all orders currently, with free expedited shipping on $15+ orders. Amazon’s list prices are cheaper than Shutterfly, although Shutterfly constantly offers coupon codes (and stacking of codes).
You will need either Amazon Prime or Amazon Drive, both of which cost money unless you are on a free trial. Amazon Prime users get free unlimited photo storage included in their $99 annual membership (30-day free trial), while Amazon Drive costs $59.99 a year for unlimited storage (3-month free trial). There is no longer a free tier.
Their current promotion is 50 free 4×6 prints with free standard shipping with the promo code BABY50FREEPRINTS.
I doubt Amazon is passionate about being in the photo printing business, but this a smart tactic to get all your data and photos on their cloud. If you store all your precious photos with Amazon, you’ll keep renewing your Prime membership to keep them from being deleted. In case you haven’t noticed… Amazon really, really wants you to get Prime.
I’m surprised Google hasn’t done the same thing, given they also offer unlimited free photo storage.