Have you heard the news this week about Costco photos services and Shutterfly?
Costco has announced that they will be shutting down their photo services and Costco Photo Center users will have to transition over to Shutterfly or loose their photos and projects that they have started at the Costco Photo Center. If you do not want to go over to Shutterfly for your photo needs, you will have until January 31, 2024 to download all your images from the Costco Photo Center.
On January 28, 2023, Costco members will not long have access to products and services through CostcoPhotoCenter.com, CostcoDVD.com and CostcoBusinessPrinting.com. Once again, you will have to move over to Shutterfly.
Most importantly, if you have started a project using one of the above mentioned websites, your project will not be available at Shutterfly and you will need to order your project or additional copies by January 28, 2023 or lose those project for good. This will include Photo Books, Calendars, Greeting Cards, and Collage Prints.
Finally, If you use the Shutterfly Sites to create a Share Site to share your memories with friends and family, that service will be discontinued in March of 2023. All of the information is not available at this time.
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Elizabeth Shaw is the owner of Elegant Photo Solutions, LLC, a Certified Photo Manager through The Photo Managers and a FOREVER Executive Ambassador. It is her goal to help families preserve their photos and documents for future generations so that they will know who their families were and where they came from. You can contact her by emailing email@example.com.