Receipt Organizer … By Mail!

Well, the first batch of receipts has arrived in our office, and we are putting our long-planned scanning system into place. Pretty soon we will be zipping along scanning more receipts that I can count. I think the only thing missing right now is a boom box with some high-energy tunes to keep the energy up.

This is really cool to watch this project come together, especially with all the support we have received from people. Some want it for their own personal organization, and are looking to have more time doing other things that they care about. We have also received a lot of e-mails from excited users who are happy that tax season will finally be easier this year.

Others have found the idea of Shoeboxed Mail-In intriguing because it is a really easy way to catalog everything you own. Lots of insurance policies will make you prove what you own before they can reimburse you for things that get damaged or lost. We’re not promising that you’ll be happy when your house burns down, but at least you’ll be able to get a decent amount of money back.

I hope your house doesn’t burn down, though. Seriously.

Anyway, a lot of small business owners are looking for a good receipt organizer too. Nicco Mele, one of my favorite users, sent me this great comment the other day:

I’m the founder of a small (30 employee) technology company and I have a serious receipts problem. I would love to participate in the initial program [of Shoeboxed Mail-In]. i’d be willing to go on the record, too, about my need for the service and my willingness to pay a monthly fee for the service. It’s a no-brainer even at a relatively high price point.

So whether you’re an individual trying to save time (and maybe a little money) or a small business that is trying to spend more time actually running your company rather than spending forever getting organized, Shoeboxed Mail-In can definitely help. Who’s excited for January, when Shoeboxed Mail-In is available to everyone?

If you’re ready for Shoeboxed Mail-In and would like to be notified when we launch to the public in January, send me an email at

Shoeboxed Mail-In’s Next Phase

The demand for Shoeboxed Mail-In was incredibly high. There have been way too many people that wanted to participate than we can possibly accommodate this first time around. We’re really happy that everyone was so excited about the idea. There really isn’t any product like Shoeboxed Mail-In out there, but it seems like we’ve found something that people find a lot of value in. The first envelopes should come tomorrow, the USPS gets off their weekend (what’s that?). Then we’ll put all our scanners in action and get all those receipts organized!

We’re sorry that we couldn’t accommodate everybody, and the expandable nature of our scanning process will allow us to grow this product as fast as possible. Look for an expanded offering next month, for a very small fee. We will be offering Shoeboxed Mail-In for next month at a discount, but only if you find out where this offer will be announced. A major blog is going to announce this discount early this week, and as soon as they post it, we will accept registrations at a discount for a limited time!

This is the best receipt organizer I’ve ever seen; I don’t think there’s any doubt about that.