If you are old enough to be reading this, you surely must be having a lot of childhood pics packed in some old dusty album and kept in that unreachable corner of your home. Once in a year those albums come in hand while cleaning and then packed again and kept back. Wonder if you could share them on Facebook like the last night’s party pics? Well, who has the time to clean each pic and scan it?
ScanCorner is a Hyderabad based startup into the photo digitization space. Give them your old hard copy pics or negatives and they will convert it into high quality digital images. ScanCorner claims to be the first in this space with reach in 400 Indian cities.
Through a unique home pickup available in over 400 towns in India, the company can pickup all the photos from customer premises saving them time and effort. The originals are sent back along with a DVD containing high quality scanned images. The images are also uploaded in a secure online gallery enabling people to share sweet memories with friends and family around the world.
ScanCorner is looking to target upper middle class audience and NRI’s who want to gift a digital expirience of the old memories to their loved ones. The service does come at a premium of Rs.9 per scan + logistics. The startup is also targeting institutions and professionals for customized services.
We are doing a prestigious assignment to digitize over 30000 vintage old photos of Nizam and British era, most of them dating back to late19th century.
The service was conceived for the Swiss markets as an outsourcing firm and is now available in Spain and Denmark as well. With the rise in popularity of digital social media the service would definitely find a lot of takers. Though the pricing looks a little premium but given the target market the startup has defined for itself, it could be justified with the service quality.
A suggestion for the team, if they are looking to make this an “online” service, the site needs some make-up. The call-to-action links are difficult to locate and some info are too texty to read.
What do you think of ScanCorner? How big is the market and would they find it hard to beat small local services?
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[Naman is a startup enthusiast and has worked with couple of Indian startups as Product Manager. He is the founder of FindYogi]