We sent this news out in an e-mail last week, but I just wanted to note it here as well: Shoeboxed Mail-In has officially been launched. It works like this:

1. You receive a manila envelope from us with directions and an pre-paid, addressed envelope to send back.
2. You fill the return envelope with as many receipts as you like, and you send it back to us.
3. We scan in your receipts and enter in all the relevant data for you into your account, and then send your receipts back to you.
4. We let you know when your receipts have been scanned in and are available online.

The project is well under way, but due to the outrageous number of people that asked to be a part of the free introductory service, we had to limit the number of people that could be on it. Why? Because, well, startups are lean, mean frugality machines and we’d go out of business if we gave out free stuff to EVERYONE who wanted it. But we do want to thank everyone who e-mailed us in the last few days. the support has been amazing, and we can’t wait to work with you all in the coming months!

In the future, this service will have a small fee attached to it, but we wanted to work out some of the inevitable kinks in the logistics of sending out that many mailings and scanning that many receipts.

We’ve been excited about this project for a while now, but have been really re-energized by the overwhelming positive response to the announcement.