Shoeboxed CEO Taylor Mingos Interviewed on Referral SaaSquatch

Our CEO Taylor Mingos recently chatted with Logan Volkers of Referral SaaSquatch about what makes a successful referral program and how your increasing viral coefficient can give an extra boost to all aspects of your marketing efforts.

taylor mingosAn optimized referral program is a crucial part of any marketing mix. Here at Shoeboxed, we launched a referral program four years ago and are still optimizing it today.

Our CEO Taylor Mingos recently chatted with Logan Volkers of Referral SaaSquatch about what makes a successful referral program and how your increasing viral coefficient can give an extra boost to all aspects of your marketing efforts. You can read the full interview on the Referral Saasquatch blog.

Does your business have a referral program? Has it been successful in delivering well-qualified leads? We’d love to hear your tips in the comments!

Evernote Lets You Search Text On Your Shoeboxed Receipts and Business Cards

Shoeboxed is excited to announce the launch of a new direct integration with Evernote, a great service that allows you to remember anything and access it on the Web, on the desktop, or on a smart phone. Now you can send receipts and business cards directly from Shoeboxed into Evernote, where all the printed and handwritten text from the documents will be made searchable and accessible across all of Evernote-supported platforms. Using this integration is free for all users!

What is Evernote?

Evernote helps you remember everything. Upload photos, notes, and other documents that you want to remember. Evernote makes all the text searchable and indexable so you can easily find what you need in this “virtual brain”.

Use Evernote to Remember Everything
Use Evernote to Remember Everything

How does Evernote work with Shoeboxed?

Just mail in your receipts and business cards to Shoeboxed, where they are scanned and entered into our online software. Once they are in Shoeboxed, you can then send them directly to Evernote, where they can be accessed online, on the desktop, or on a mobile phone. Because all the printed and handwritten text on your receipts is searchable on Evernote, you can find a receipt or business card even if you can only remember small bits of information that were on them. Want to know when and where you got your last oil change, but can’t remember? Well, if you’ve sent the receipt to Shoeboxed, you can now search in Evernote for “oil” or “oil change” and the receipt will show up.

Can I see a video of how it works?

Yes, Shoeboxed CEO and Founder explains the integration in this video:

Why do I need both services?

Shoeboxed helps you organize your receipts in ways that make sense specifically for traditional receipt-related things, like taxes, expense reports, budgeting, bookkeeping and insurance claims. For business cards, we create an online database for you to use; this parsed contact list can be exported to most every contact management system, including Salesforce, Act! or your email client.

Integrating with Evernote once they are in Shoeboxed makes your receipts and business cards even more valuable to keep. Once they are in Evernote, any printed or handwritten text is made searchable. Imagine having a searchable archive of your purchase history (at the item level!) or of your contact list. Then imagine having that archive available across so many technology platforms.

The number of ways to use these two services together is endless, and we hope you get a chance to check out Evernote!

Shoeboxed and Duke Entreprenuership Week

Entrepreneurship Week at Duke University is starting today, and we just wanted to let everyone know about some of the great events planned.

As you may know, Shoeboxed was founded by Duke undergraduates more than 2 years ago, and is located just a few blocks from Duke’s campus in Durham, NC. As part of the Research Triangle area, Durham is well-known for its high concentration of highly educated people and a large number of technology companies and research universities.

To encourage entrepreneurship among students Entrepreneurship Week schedules speakers, events, and workshops on campus. Shoeboxed team members will be giving a few of the talks and will be supporting in a variety of other ways.

A full list of events can be found on the Duke Entrepreneurship website.

To read more about the history of Shoeboxed and other startups founded by Duke undergraduates and grad students, check out this new article written in DukeToday.

Duke students that started Shoeboxed.com

Taylor Mingos and Dan Englander (me), Duke University Grads That Started Shoeboxed.com