I've had a digital camera for many years and for nearly all of that time have been using the Kodak EasyShare Gallery (formerly Ofoto) for sharing my pictures. (I'll not get into a review of the various digital photo sharing services here, though suffice it to say with a baby on the way I may be moving to a more robust service like SmugMug.) In all the time I've been using Ofoto (it's much shorter to type) I've rarely ordered prints. Primarily this is because I'm satisfied having the pictures on my computer and know that if at any time we wanted to create a physical album we can get the prints made in a number of ways. But it so happened that my wife wanted a few prints from a friend's Ofoto album and I went online to order them. Upon checking out I was offered an option I had never seen before - I could pick up the prints at a nearby CVS after 5pm the following day. While there was no shipping charge there was a "convenience charge" of $1.49. This happened to be the same cost as US Postal Service shipping. With a CVS around the corner I decided to try it out. As promised my prints were there the next day, in typical grainy-not-hi-res-enough-digicam-printed-through-Ofot0 quality. I'm curious whether the prints are actually shipped to CVS or the files sent to CVS digitally and printed there - I assume the latter.
Bottom line - for the same price get your prints a few days earlier if there's a CVS near you.