What is IPI?

Founded in 1982, the IPI organization began primarily as a buying group for independent photo retailers. Over the years, IPI has successfully grown into a world wide industry leader - serving members in various photographic fields while providing innovative business solutions for the benefit of its members and their consumers.

Today, the IPI Member Network is an International community of independent business owners that embrace a culture of sharing. We are the marketing team, educator, purchasing co-op, networking hub and business consultant for the world of digital, print, photo, signage, graphics and art. With IPI signature programs, our members can compete like a national brand.

Marketing Support

Staying on top of your marketing can be challenging when you're running a small business. For that reason, we have developed a collection of comprehensive and professional marketing programs designed to save you time and expense on your marketing activities.


Purchasing Co-Op

  • Privileged pricing and exclusive terms on consumables, equipment, products and services from 70 Supplying Partners
  • Additional discounts and specials throughout the year
  • Discounts on IPI Affiliate programs for email marketing, graphic design, stock photography, online education, office supplies and more


  • Exclusive online Forum for 24/7 networking with other members and Supplying Partners
  • Save money on support, purchases, outsourcing, marketing and more
  • Learn what others are doing, what is successful and what not to try
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