1999 – 2003: the early beginning of a young start-up
Our founder, Graham Hobson was spending the weekend away with his family when he had a simple, yet visionary idea: creating a service printing digital photos online in order to enable him – and a lot other families – to keep and protect happy memories.
Graham Hobson founded PhotoBox with his friend, Mark Chapman in January. It all began in a garage in Clerkenwell in London where Graham and Mark themselves (and their families!) printed customer orders and then posted them from the nearest post office
We launched next-day delivery for any prints ordered before 4pm
UK and Irish websites both went live during 2000
Started with digital press, printing cards
PhotoBox launched AOL Photos service in Europe