How to Send a Magic Envelope [VIDEO]

Using our famous Magic Envelopes is easy! Watch this informative video to learn everything you need to know about mailing your first envelope.

Of all of the different ways you can get your receipts to Shoeboxed, our famous Magic Envelopes have always been a fan favorite. After all, what’s easier than stuffing a prepaid envelope full of paper clutter and dropping it in the mail?

If you’re a new Shoeboxer or you aren’t quite sure if you’ve been using your Magic Envelopes to their full capacity, don’t worry! Watch the video above to learn everything you need to know about sending in a Magic Envelope.

More questions about our Magic Envelopes and mail-in service? Visit our Help Desk or give us a shout on Twitter at @ShoeboxedHelp.

Shoeboxed Power Tip #3: Magic Envelopes

Shoeboxed Power Tips show you how to easily integrate Shoeboxed into your lifestyle. In this video, you’ll learn how to maximize your experience using our service using Magic Envelopes.

Welcome to another installment of Shoeboxed Power Tips!

Each tip in the series features an instructional video about how to integrate Shoeboxed seamlessly into your existing workflows and maximize your experience using our service.

This Power Tip features our Director of Operations, Sam Glover, who is responsible for the coming and going of all Magic Envelopes here at Shoeboxed. Sam is the perfect person to share some tips on sending in your paper clutter using our mail-in service, as he ensures every envelope is processed quickly and accurately here at Shoeboxed.

Shoeboxed Magic EnvelopeA convenient feature of Shoeboxed for Classic plans and higher is our Magic Envelopes (in the US and Australia). Each month, simply fill your magic envelope with receipts, bills and any documents you’d like, and drop it in the mail. Once we safely receive your documents, we’ll scan and digitize them, turning them into useful data for you.

If you have any multi-page documents, like invoices or bank statements, just make sure to paperclip or staple the pages together– they’ll be scanned in as a single document in your account, and only count as one credit!

For a completely paperless lifestyle, opt out of having your documents returned and select our certified green shred and recycle option in your Account Settings. With your organized digital archive, there’s no need to keep the paper!

Stay tuned for more Shoeboxed Power Tips to simplify your life and conquer paper clutter.

In the meantime, stay organized out there!
The Shoeboxed Team

The Wonders of Pre-Paid Envelopes

It only makes sense that you are more likely to mail something if it’s as easy as possible to do so. That’s why we created the Shoeboxed Magic Envelope, which includes free shipping both ways. Read on to learn about how one Australian company is using pre-paid envelopes to give back to their community.

Have you ever meant to send someone a birthday card, but the hassle of going to the post office never seemed to fit into your schedule? How about changing your mind about an online purchase because it does not include free shipping, and there was a chance you may have to cover return shipping if the purchase isn’t what you wanted?

Having a pre-paid envelope on hand would certainly solve both of these scenarios. It only makes sense that you are more likely to mail something if it’s as easy as possible to do so.

mailbooksforgoodAfter Netflix popularized the use of pre-paid envelopes for unconventional purposes, they were adopted by many companies for many uses. One inspiring example is the Australian company Mailbooks for Good. They provide pre-paid envelopes that also double as dust jackets for books, so after you finish your latest novel you can put it in the envelope and drop it in the mail. Mailbooks for Good sends the books to the charity The Footpath Library, which provides books to homeless people and impoverished communities that do not have regular access to literature.

Just like you may not get around to sending that birthday card, you may not get around to dropping off your used books at your local Goodwill or donation center. Mailbooks for Good’s use of pre-paid envelopes makes it as simple to donate a book as it is to send us a Magic Envelope full of receipts!

No one enjoys dealing with paper clutter, so Shoeboxed made it incredibly simple for you to get the paper off your desk and out of the way using our Magic Envelopes. Our customers love free shipping both ways, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Do you use pre-paid envelopes in your daily life? Do you find that they make it more likely that you’ll mail something when you need to? Let us know in the comments!