Sam’s Club Photo Lab Pros and Cons

As an online photo lab, we wanted to get an idea of the value and services, along with the good and bad aspects of developing film and printing photos at retail photos centers, and doesn’t factor in photo gifts or cards. This review is from our research and includes results from an informal social media poll. See all retail photo labs reviewed.

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In our poll and out of hundreds of responses, Sam’s Club Photo Center was only mentioned by one person to say that they no longer develop film. While they no longer develop film, Google reports that they get about 60,000 monthly searches with users search for Sam’s Club photo center. This is primarily for their photo gifts, online or instore.

Pros -Sam’s Club Photo Center has online ordering for digital prints and easy to use in store Kiosk for prints (they no longer develop film). Print quality is reported to be pretty good.

Cons – They no longer develop film, instore or online. You must be a Sam’s Club member to use the photo center.


TopTenReviews recently removed Sam’s Club from their Top 10 photo centers*. See their Sam’s Club review

Film Developing

In nearly all the stores, Sam’s Club stopped developing film in late 2013. Additionally, they don’t have in-store photo mailers and film development cannot be ordered or purchased online.


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