Excitement continues to build around the Shoeboxed idea. Most people we meet are loving it, and that is certainly and understandably very motivating. But what’s always really awesome is when people we haven’t met love the idea too.
About a month ago, one such stranger decided that we were a cool company with a worthy idea. This person wrote up a little review for a website called KillerStartups. Not only is sort of validating to be on a website with such a suggestive name, but apparently the readers of that site agreed with the reviewer. Readers have the opportunity to voice their opinion about which startups featured on the site will go on to become “Killers.” We had more than 100 votes in the last few weeks, making us the 3rd most popular startup featured this month on the well-read website.
Thanks to everyone who voted! And be sure to tell your friends that you organize receipts on one of the most killing-est sites on the web!
It’s another insanely busy day here at Shoeboxed. After moving back to Durham two days ago with Taylor, Tee and Rolf, we’ve been busy settling in, picking the perfect office space, and meeting all the new map-holding freshmen roaming around Duke’s campus.
But, wait, there’s more! Shoeboxed was featured this morning on Lifehacker.com, a popular blog that offers suggestions on how to “hack” your own life, or find inefficiencies in your daily routine and tweak them to improve your productivity.Â
They wrote up an article and we’ve had lots of people visiting the site today, and we thank everybody who’s signed up. This kind of support means a lot to us.
Shoutout to Gina from Lifehacker! You made my day!
Also check out The Consumerist, where they gave us a little plug in response to the Lifehacker post.
Here at Shoeboxed we have become quite passionate about receipts. We think they are awesome. In fact, we are quite sure the man who invented them is severely under-appreciated, whoever he was.
Receipts are the diary of the lazy. If you won’t tell a story, your receipts will do it for you. Your receipt of Bed Bath & Beyond a week before your first year in college says you were excited and anxious and completely delusional about the size of your dorm room. Your receipt for a new wardrobe says you were ready to take on the big city and look good while doing it. Your receipt for a tub of Chunky Monkey ice cream, two bottles of hair color, and bubble bath salts remind you of a particularly bad break-up.
Because we know receipts are more than just pieces of paper that litter the streetsÂ (which reminds us, please recycle), Shoeboxed is happy to introduce our paper Receipt Uploader. Now all receipts, paper and digital, big and small, can be treated as equals.
Your e-mail receipts will come to Shoeboxed in exactly the same way. Nothing has changed about the old way Shoeboxed worked. Just give online stores your “@shoeboxed.com” e-mail address whenever you buy something online or sign up for a mailing list. Receipts and e-mails will come directly to your Shoeboxed account.
But now all those receipts lying around your home and stuffing your purse can now join the party, too. Just scan in or take a digital picture of your receipts. Then use the Receipt Uploader to put them directly onto the list you already have going on your My Receipts page.
We don’t think there’s a better way to get your purchase history in one place. It’s never been easier, and there are lots of new features coming along in the near future that we think are pretty awesome, so keep an eye out!