In some of our new pages about Shoeboxed Mail-In, we have some specs on our scanning process, which (no offense) probably puts yours to shame.

We have a state-of-the-art Kofax scanner that does some pretty impressive processing, and includes a lot of features that I didn’t even know were possible.

With standard desktop and portable scanners, scanned images are often unclear and hard to read. A lot of the time scanned images are skewed and unprofessional-looking, which makes you have to spend a lot more time rescanning the orgininal document. But when you are offering a professional receipt organization service like we are, you’ll get scans in your account that are of the highest quality possible in the year 2008. Our scanners are advanced. Period.

Kofax advetises that they make “Perfect scans, the first time, every time.” Here’s some info from their website:

Advanced Clarity makes even “unreadable” images legible.
Automatic image orientation adjusts skewed images, even completely rotating upside down ones, so all captured images are oriented in the same direction.
Intelligently determines if a page is blank and can be eliminated from the workflow.
Correctly identifies and retains color when it is integral to a document (e.g., logo, photo, date stamp) and eliminates it when it is not (e.g., colored paper stock).
Removing image noise compacts file size, reducing network traffic and storage requirements.
Scanner Configuration Utility simplifies scanner set-up and selection.

So, you could scan receipts yourself (find a really good value on a portable scanner), or you can benefit from some of the highest quality scanning on the planet with Shoeboxed Mail-In.