Chatbooks is an app-based technology that revolutionizes the traditional baby scrapbook. This app enables parents, grandparents et al to affordably print photo books straight from social media sites or even via your phone’s Camera Roll. Keep track of those precious memories with Chatbooks!
Chatbooks will be at the New York Baby Show on May 20 and 21, at Pier 94.
The nation’s largest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!
Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.
To learn more about Chatbooks, we spoke with Erika Anderson, the company’s events coordinator.
For someone unfamiliar with Chatbooks, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
Chatbooks is an app that makes it super easy (and super affordable) to print beautiful photo books straight from your social media or camera photo roll. Featured on the Today Show, Oprah Magazine and even Kim Kardashian’s Snapchat, Chatbooks photo books start at just $8 for 60 photos, and you can make the entire book on your phone. Busy moms love us since we help them hold onto what matters as their families grow up before their eyes!
Tell us about the company’s background. When did it start and how has it evolved since then?
Chatbooks started just a few years ago as a small family affair. Our Co-Founder, Vanessa Quigley, didn’t have time to make scrapbooks–or even print photos!–of her seven kids. But she was reminded of how much children love photos of their everyday lives when a preschool teacher gave her youngest son an album of the year. Each night, when she went to tuck him in, he was looking at the photos.
She didn’t have time for another project, but she did post photos on Instagram for her family and friends to see…. Could she turn those into photo books—automatically? And that’s why she and her husband, Nate, started Chatbooks!
Since coming up with the idea for Chatbooks, our family idea has grown into a company of more than 100 people across the country! We have sent more than 1.5 million books worldwide and our app has over 3,000 5-Star reviews in the App Store.
What are the most popular and/or newest products from Chatbooks?
Our most popular product is our Chatbooks Series subscription. With this service, you simply sync your Instagram, Facebook or Camera Roll favorites to get started. As soon as you add 60 photos to that source, our app sends you a message to tell you that you have a book ready to print! You can edit it if you’d like (or not, if you don’t have time) and it will arrive at your doorstep a week later. It takes all the work out of creating a photo book and keeps all the best parts!
A fun new product is a book that our Co-Founder, Vanessa Quigley, just published! The book is called Real Moms, Real Hacks: 107 Parent-Tested Tips and Tricks to Save You Time, Money and Sanity. It’s a perfect gift for new moms. Find out more at RealMomsRealHacks.com!
What sets Chatbooks apart in the photo preservation marketplace?
We are super easy, super fast, and super affordable with amazing customer service.
What can parents expect from Chatbooks at the New York Baby Show?
Chatbooks will be offering all attendees a code to receive their first book free in any Chatbook Series! We will also be there in person at the show to answer questions, show sample products, and even provide some quick tech help on site. Hope to meet you there!
To learn more about Chatbooks, check out chatbooks.com.