The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-05-21T02:25:41Z Camera specialist CameraPro on the hunt for acquisitions 2020-05-21T02:25:41Z camera-specialist-camerapro-on-the-hunt-for-acquisitions MEDIA RELEASE 5 May 2020 Camera specialist CameraPro on the hunt for acquisitions BRISBANE – Leading Australian camera speciality retailer, CameraPro, is currently actively looking at acquisition opportunities of aligned retail and ecommerce sites across Australia. "We've been looking for opportunities for national growth and expansion for some time,” wrote CameraPro founder Jesse Hunter. “And with the significant decline in the camera industry, further consolidation in the market is inevitable.” The current retail downturn for the camera retail industry is unprecedented with GFK data showing around 20% decline even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, with both travel restrictions and safety lockdowns, the market has dropped by more than half of 2019. Many specialty camera stores are temporarily closed, with a number expected not to reopen for some time, if at all. “CameraPro’s unique model of experiential retailing has proven very successful in our declining industry, with our retail growth averaging over 50% y-o-y for the past 2 years,” Hunter confirmed. “We are now looking to roll our model of Service Excellence and photographic experience from Queensland into other Australian markets.”  While the current environment is no doubt a test, CameraPro believes there is still significant potential for growth and market expansion. CameraPro has a reputation of purposeful market leadership with strong social and environmental initiatives, growing rapidly over the last 10 years to be the market leader in Queensland.  Also, a market innovator, even as recently as March this year with the launch of an industry first “Video Shopping Service” (as reported in the SmartCompany entrepreneurship publication); CameraPro has interstate growth firmly in its sights. “We feel we are now in one of the strongest positions in the market to bounce back as the photographic and camera industries re-emerge from Covid. Acquisition will be part of our strategy moving forward in a vastly changed retail marketplace.” Interested parties are encouraged to contact CameraPro’s General Manager, John King, directly on   0411 287 070 or john.king@camerapro.com.au About Founded in 2007, CameraPro is a leading, independent photographic retailer serving customers Australia-wide. Our story began with a simple ambition: to deliver a better retail experience for photographers. More than a decade later, our success story is more than anything else the story of a commitment to that original promise. -ends- CameraPro video shopping service lets customers shop instore, from home 2020-03-20T04:15:20Z camerapro-video-shopping-service-lets-customers-shop-instore-from-home MEDIA RELEASE 20 March 2020 CameraPro video shopping service lets customers shop instore, from home BRISBANE – CameraPro is excited to launch virtual video shopping, which lets customers shop instore without leaving the house. Conducted via online video call from CameraPro’s Newstead showroom, this free service combines the convenience of online shopping with the interactive, real-time experience of shopping in person. Customers can not only receive friendly, expert service but also ask questions face-to-face and see products in action – all from the comfort of home. According to CameraPro marketing manager Erwin Salidaga, CameraPro is always looking to provide new innovations and services to add value and make the shopping experience easier for customers. “We have our customers in mind with everything that we do,” Erwin said. “Our new video shopping service means that with literally one click, you are virtually shopping in our master showroom with our team of highly knowledgeable and passionate photographers.” To start virtual video shopping, simply click the ‘video call’ button on the CameraPro website, or on any product page, any time during store hours.   About Founded in 2007, CameraPro is a leading, independent photographic retailer serving customers Australia-wide. Our story began with a simple ambition: to deliver a better retail experience for photographers. More than a decade later, our success story is more than anything else the story of a commitment to that original promise. -ends- $20,000 funding pledged to assist change-makers and creative visionaries 2019-09-06T04:05:34Z 20-000-funding-pledged-to-assist-change-makers-and-creative-visionaries Australian individuals and enterprises on a mission to make a difference can apply for $20,000 funding to help them do so. Applications are now invited for the second annual CameraPro Explorer’s Grant, established to further change-making initiatives and bring them exposure through photography/video. Last year’s Explorer’s Grant has helped to support and promote a variety of remarkable projects: ·         Meet the Ocean – an educational non-profit using virtual reality to inspire/teach the public about marine conservation and rehabilitate kids in hospital ·         Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre – a refugee-led school in Indonesia teaching 1,500 refugee children from Afghanistan unable to attend local schools ·         Rafiki Africa Ministries, Buwooya Mission School, EthiopiAid and Action Ethiopia – locally run Ugandan and Ethiopian aid organisations assisting disadvantaged children, women and local farmers Nonprofit organisations, as well as amateur or professional photographers and videographers, can apply for the 2019 CameraPro Explorer’s Grant from now until 30 September 2019.   About Founded in 2007, CameraPro is an independent Australian photographic retailer based in Brisbane. Through its newly established Explorer’s Grant, CameraPro proudly assists Australian photography and video practitioners in addressing and raising awareness of worthy causes. Find out more at www.camerapro.com.au/explorersgrant