Rocketboom, Techcrunch, Genbeta and Shoeboxed!

Shoeboxed featured on rocketboom!

It’s been a busy day in the Shoeboxed office!

First of all, we were the first story on the popular video blog, www.rocketboom.com. Check it out! Stefan, a.k.a. sms ;), one of rocketboom’s European correspondents, came to our apartment a couple of days ago and took the video. He interviewed Taylor and me in the kitchen and gave us about 30 seconds to describe why we were in Berlin and what Shoeboxed is. And he only gave us one take to get it right! The anchor of the newscast also goes to the site and tests out the “Finally, a website that automatically makes your life easier” claim on our front page. Finally, we are forced to confess: it takes about 10 minutes of effort from you for the automatization of Shoeboxed to take effect!

There’s also a twist to this whole rocketboom awesomeness: Techcrunch.com, one of the most well-read blogs on the Internet, wrote a story comparing rocketboom to another video blog. This will only bring more people to rocketboom, and they will see the lead story about us! Sweet!

Also, we were featured on a blog called Museum of Modern Betas. They catalogue new beta sites on the Internet, and found us!

Also, a Spanish-language blog, genbeta.com, wrote an article about us. I’m getting one of our fluent Spanish-speaking team members to translate it as I type. I’ll put the translation on our press page later today, for the non-Spanish speakers out there. This is a really well-read blog, so are we are really happy about this coverage. And to all those Spanish-speaking people that want to sign up: just wait for www.shoeboxed.es, which is coming soon!

Who’s pumped? Well, apparently a lot of people, but definitely me!

Shoeboxed to My Inbox’s Rescue!

In my 21 years of life, I’ve bought ONE t-shirt from J.Crew online, but in the last two weeks, I’ve received the following e-mails from their online store:

Last Chance for free shipping
Presenting… free shipping
New at Crewcuts… Seaside Chic
Hello sale…
New men’s must-have: the cardigan

Let’s recap why this is annoying. First of all, I don’t need a cardigan, and neither do the rest of you guys out there. Second of all, I’m in Germany, and J. Crew doesn’t even ship here, so I couldn’t care less what their non-existent shipping costs. Third, CrewCuts is the children’s clothing line at J.Crew, and unless there’s something I don’t know about, I’m not buying baby clothes for a while. Though I do like J. Crew otherwise, I hate getting all these irrelevant e-mails in my inbox.

But now that Shoeboxed is up and running, I went to jcrew.com and modified my account settings. In about 20 seconds, I changed the e-mail associated with my account to my @shoeboxed.com address. Now all these store notifications come into my Shoeboxed account. I also one-click-unsubscribed from J.Crew e-mails, causing them to only show up in my Shoeboxed account, and to stay away from my personal inbox.

I still like J. Crew, and I still get those e-mails in my Shoeboxed account, but now I don’t have to have them in my inbox, where all my important personal communications are. My personal inbox is breathing easier, and so am I.

I also did this for all the other stores where I shop (and the stores that send me e-mails even though I don’t buy stuff from them) and changed out my e-mail address.

So now, whenever I’m in the mood to shop, I just go to my Shoeboxed account, see all my new e-mails, check out all the places that are having sales or recommending new products, and start shopping from there.