If you currently use AddThis for social sharing on your website or eCommerce store, it’s important to note that Oracle has announced that the service will shut down on May 31, 2023.
According to the announcement on the AddThis website, “As part of a periodic product portfolio review, Oracle has made the business decision to terminate all AddThis services effective as of May 31, 2023.”
In anticipation of the shutdown, all users should have the AddThis code removed from their sites prior to May 31, 2023, to avoid any issues once the service is terminated.
The History of AddThis
In its prime, AddThis was a widely recognized and highly popular social bookmarking and content-sharing service that allowed website owners and users to effortlessly share and distribute content across various social media platforms.
With its intuitive and user-friendly interface, AddThis simplifies the process of sharing content, allowing individuals to quickly and easily spread information, articles, videos, and more with just a few clicks. The service offered a range of customizable sharing buttons and tools that could be seamlessly integrated into websites, enhancing their social engagement and reach.
What Happens After May 31st?
- AddThis buttons may disappear from the user’s websites;
- The AddThis dashboard associated with the user’s registration for AddThis, and all support for AddThis services, will no longer be available;
- All features of AddThis configured to interoperate with the user’s websites will no longer function.
Need Help Removing AddThis?
If you have AddThis on your site and are unable to remove it yourself, you can contact YourStore Wizards at firstname.lastname@example.org to have it removed for the flat rate of $99.
Scott Sanfilippo began his eCommerce journey in 1994 by co-founding one of the Internet’s first online retailers, TheFerretStore.com, which was acquired by PetCo in 2006. In 2001, he co-founded the eCommerce design and marketing firm Solid Cactus, which was acquired by web.com in 2009. Today, Scott is the General Manager of Your Store Wizards and lives in Delray Beach, FL. Scott can be contacted at email@example.com.