Shoeboxed was born to be a receipt organization service. We’re committed to help everybody organize receipts with as little work as possible – everybody from individuals to small businesses to large corporations.
Because we are so committed to this idea, we are revamping our core organizational function on the site. Shoeboxes were originally designed as folders where you could store your receipts. Toward the end of last year, we introduced everyone to the idea that you could itemize your receipts on Shoebox, and organize those individual purchases in Shoeboxes instead of the whole receipt. But we’ve learned that whole receipts are often what people want to group together, so we are going back to our original functionality to keep it simple, and, I think, more useful.
We made this change based off of feedback from our users. Whenever you have a question, comment, or feature suggestion, please drop us a note at email@example.com, and we’ll be happy to help. We love getting feedback, and are very open to creating exactly the features that you want on Shoeboxed. It’s all about you, baby.
Up until I discovered Shoeboxed, my receipt organization level was a disaster. There were several sources for the problems plaguing me.
Undeniably, some of the blame lies on me. I got a second’s worth of satisfaction when I tossed the receipt from my vanilla chai latte. On the rare occasion that I did save the receipt, it cluttered my wallet, purse, desk or found a long-term/permanent home on my floor.
I tried saving my receipts in a little white box in my closet. My friends, however, kept thinking it was another box of stilettos in my cluttered wardrobe and would open it. Receipts are private; sharing them did not work for me.
When visiting my kid-cousin, I found out that children do not so much share as take EVERYTHING. After one day when my cousin stole my purse and hid every single content in it (oh boy, is hide and seek fun), we filmed this comical reenactment.
The following video exemplifies how difficult it is to keep track of receipts:
On a more serious note, our fast-paced retail environment makes it difficult to hold onto our financial history. To speed up the checkout process, many stores have switched to thermal papers and printers. The downside is that the ink fades rather quickly. Many retailers who use thermal paper receipts, like Target, only guarantee the receipt will last for 90 days.
Despite all the forces preventing people like me from keeping and organizing receipts, it is important. Receipts enable consumers to make returns, claim insurance, and get reimbursed for work. Shoeboxed worked for me, and I hope it works for you too!
I just wanted to let everyone know that we had a little problem with our email notification system today. Some of you got multiple copies of the same email, something we were obviously not planning on doing.
We have fixed the problem, and are working to make our email notification system flawless for future notifications, and we won’t try to send out emails until we get it all worked out.
Thanks everybody for your feedback and suggestions today! Organizing receipts has never been easier… we’re just trying to find the best way to tell everybody!