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USA Today Logo Keeping track of receipts can be a real pain. You can enter the information into a spreadsheet yourself or spend $200 on software that makes you scan and file receipts. A better solution is Shoeboxed. —Carla Thornton, USA Today



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Contact Information

If you’re working for a media outlet and are interested in writing about Shoeboxed or have questions about the company, you’ve come to the right place. Below you will find information about Shoeboxed’s story, our product, what we do, and any materials you’ll need.

If you would like to find out more information about Shoeboxed, please reach out to our press contact, Mike Hourigan, at mikeh@team.shoeboxed.com or give him a call at 919-687-4269. If nothing else, he’s fun to talk to.




Shoeboxed Press Kit

The Basics:

  • We were founded in 2007 by Taylor Mingos and Tobias Walter.
  • We have a team of over 40 talented and passionate individuals who are dedicated to helping people get organized and go paperless. We also have a joint venture with an office in Sydney, Australia.
  • Our HQ is located in downtown Durham, North Carolina, and all documents are handled in-house here.
  • We have over one million users in over 100 countries.
  • Our digital documents meet the requirements for both the IRS and CAR for tax purposes.
  • Our SSL (secure sockets layering) keeps user information safe and secure online. It’s the same level of encryption used in most online banking sites. We have certifications from Thawte and TRUSTe confirming that our practices and policies adhere to strict privacy standards.
Feel free to check out our FAQ page for even more facts about Shoeboxed.

How it Works:

Simply send Shoeboxed your receipts, business cards, bills and other documents and everything will be carefully sorted and scanned into a secure online account. All of the organized data, including an IRS-accepted image of each document, is then human-verified, categorized, accessible from anywhere and ready for export into dozens of powerful tools.

Plans and Pricing Breakdown:

  • DIY: Also called a forever free plan, the DIY plan includes 5 documents per month processed by the Shoeboxed team. These documents must be submitted digitally, as this plan does not include mail-in. DIY users are welcome to digitally submit an unlimited number of documents and then enter the data for those documents themselves. The plan does not include any additional users or an integration with QuickBooks.

  • Lite: The Lite plan includes 50 documents per month processed by the Shoeboxed team. These documents may be submitted digitally or mailed in using the user’s own envelopes. The envelopes will not be returned and will be shredded at Shoeboxed HQ. When users reach the 50 documents limit, they can submit additional documents digitally and process them themselves for free, or submit them via any method and have them processed by the team at an overage fee of $.30/document. The Lite Plan costs $9.95 per month or $99 annually. This plan does not include any additional users an integration with QuickBooks. Average turnaround time for mailed documents is 3-5 business days.

  • Classic: The Classic plan is our most popular plan and includes 150 documents per month processed by the Shoeboxed team. These documents may be submitted digitally or mailed in using our pre-paid Magic envelopes or the user’s own envelopes. The envelopes will be returned by default, but the user can also choose to have their documents securely shredded at Shoeboxed HQ. When submitted more than 150 documents, the users may submit them digitally and process them themselves forever for free, or submit them via any method and have them processed by the team at an overage fee of $.20/document. The Classic plan costs $29.95 per month or $299 annually. This plan includes one additional user and an integration with QuickBooks. Average turnaround time for mailed document is 2-3 business days.

  • Business: The Business plan includes 500 documents per month processed by the Shoeboxed team. These documents may be submitted digitally or mailed in using Magic Envelopes or the user’s own envelopes. The envelopes will be returned by default, but the user can also choose to have their documents securely shredded at Shoeboxed HQ. When submitting more than 500 documents, users may submit them digitally and process them themselves for free, or submit them via any method and have them processed by the team at an overage fee of $.15/document. The Business plan costs $49.95 per month or $499 annually. This plan includes 2 additional users, an integration with QuickBooks and premium support. Average turnaround time for mailed documents is 1-2 business days.

  • Executive: The Executive plan includes 1000 documents per month processed by the Shoeboxed team. These documents may be submitted digitally or mailed in using Magic Envelopes or the user’s own envelopes. The envelopes will be returned by default, but the user can also choose to have their documents securely shredded at Shoeboxed HQ. When submitting more than 1000 documents, users may submit them digitally and process them themselves for free, or submit them via any method and have them processed by the team at an overage fee of $.12/document. The Executive plan costs $99.95 per month or $999 annually. This plan includes 9 additional users, an integration with QuickBooks as well as premium support. Average turnaround time for mailed documents is 1 business day.

    At this time, Magic Envelopes are only available to users located in the US. All Monthly plans include a 30-day free trial with 50 trial documents. All annual plans include 2 months free, since the cost of the annual plan price is equal to 10 months of the equivalent monthly plan price.

Submission Methods

  • Mail-in: Users on the Lite plan or above can mail in documents using their own envelopes, and users on the Class plan or above will receive Magic Envelopes to mail in their documents. Documents will undergo our famously fast processing (turnaround time depends on plan level), including scanning, OCR and human data verification, and then be added to the user’s online account. Documents will then be securely shredded and recycled or returned (based on the user’s plan level and preferences).

  • Shoeboxed Receipt and Mileage Tracker: The Shoeboxed Receipt and Mileage Tracker App is available as a free download for iPhone and Android. The app lets you snap a photo of a receipt, enter a note, tag it as Reimbursable or Deductible, and submit it to Shoeboxed for processing.

  • Web Clipper: The Shoeboxed Web Clipper is the easiest way to send things to Shoeboxed directly from any web browser. The Web Clipper is a free download for Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer and Chrome. Simply navigate to the page you want to submit for processing, click the Shoeboxed icon and it will capture and submit everything on your current web page.

  • Desktop Uploader: Our Desktop Uploaders are an easy way to submit documents on your computer straight to Shoeboxed without having to access your online account. The Desktop Uploader is a free download for Mac and Windows.

  • Web Uploader: Our Web Uploader is accessible via the Add Document button in the top right corner of your online web account. Simply drag and drop documents into the box or select that documents you want to add to Shoeboxed. If you want your documents to be processed by Shoeboxed, make sure to select the option to process automatically. If this box is not checked, then you will need to enter the data for the document yourself. This is a great option for users on your DIY plan to submit documents. You can submit an unlimited number of documents through the web uploader using this method.

  • receipts@shoeboxed.com: Simply forward eReceipts to receipts@shoeboxed.com from the email address associated with your Shoeboxed account to add them to your online account. Receipts can be either in the body of the email or attached as an accepted file type. You can attach multiple, separate files to the email and each will be processed separately. Please note that emails sent from any email address that is not the same as the one you use to log into Shoeboxed will not be identified as belonging to your account and therefore cannot be added to it. If you are sending from a different email address, please make sure to use your personal Shoeboxed email address instead.

  • Personal Shoeboxed Email Address: Simply forward eReceipts to your personal Shoeboxed email address to add them to your online account. Receipts can be either in the body of the email or attached as an accepted file type. You can attach multiple, separate filed to the email and each will be processed separately. You can send emails from any email address to your personal Shoeboxed email address and they will be identified as belonging to your account and added to it.

    Each document you send to Shoeboxed undergoes data extraction and is then verified by our human operators, so processing may take up to 24 hours (but is usually much quicker). Once this is complete, the receipt image and information will be available in your online account. Each document will count as 1 credit towards your monthly usage limit, unless you cancel automatic processing on the document and manually enter the data yourself. Click here for more information about submitting documents to Shoeboxed.




Resources and Materials

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Press Mentions

  • TechCrunch

    Shoeboxed Launches “Labs,” A Place For Experimental Products

    The company this week launched a new initiative called “Shoeboxed Labs,” which will allow it to roll out experimental features to its core service more rapidly. The first feature is called “Price Deputy,” a price comparison service that alerts consumers to better deals after they purchase. — Sarah Perez · September 20, 2013
  • PCMag

    Shoeboxed Receipt Tracker for iPhone Gets a New Interface

    One of my favorite productivity apps is Shoeboxed… Many small business owners wear many hats. I’m pretty sure the hat that many of them would kill to eliminate is organizing a shoe box (get it) of receipts. Shoeboxed makes it stupid simple to scan receipts as you get them for fast organization with the time comes. — Terrance Gaines · January 24, 2013
  • Time Magazine

    Guidelines for Electronic Tax Receipts

    While you can track your small business receipts using nothing more than a scanner and spreadsheet, you might consider using one of a number of online services. If you’re looking for reliable storage for digitial tax receipts, consider Shoeboxed. — Lauren Simonds · April 4, 2013
  • Yahoo Finance

    8 Things Not to Keep in Your Wallet

    Clear those receipts out each night, shredding the ones you don’t need. But for receipts you save, keep them safe by going digital. Apps such as Shoeboxed create and categorize digital copies of your receipts and business cards. — Emily Inverso · July 9, 2012
  • AmEx Open Forum

    5 More Simple Ways Your Small Biz Can Go Paperless

    Shoeboxed will scan the papers and index them in your account. From there, you can generate highly detailed, sortable reports, and integrate them into your existing database systems, including Excel, Quicken, Outlook, Gmail, Freshbooks, and many others. Essentially, the service can turn a pile of disorganized paper into an expense report or contact database without you ever touching a keyboard. — Matt Silverman · May 3, 2010
  • The Wall Street Journal

    Receipt Wranglers

    True, photographing receipts with your phone is a lot easier than feeding them into a scanner. But when you’re faced with a whole month (or year) of crumpled papers, even this task can be daunting. With Shoeboxed’s premium plans, you can mail even your most wrinkled receipts to the service’s Durham, N.C., office to have them scanned and verified by a human being. — Laura Moser · March 22, 2013
  • The New York Times

    How to Make a Small Business Seem Much Bigger

    Mr. Garland solves his clutter problem — the piles of papers and receipts — with Shoeboxed. “They send you a prepaid envelope and you shove everything in there,” he said. “They digitize it and create a content management system for you, then send back the originals. — Eilene Zimmerman · March 2, 2011
  • NPR

    ‘Consumer Reports’ Offers Tips For Doing Taxes Online

    On the best and most helpful software: If you have receipts throughout the year there’s something called Shoeboxed. You actually send the company your receipts, and they scan the documents for you and upload it. Then, you can then download it to your tax software or use it however you want. — NPR Staff · March 4, 2013
  • Forbes

    Fantastic Tools For The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

    The bottom line: no more crinkled, unorganized receipts, no more expensive scanners, no more data entry or lost documents, and best of all, no more stressful tax seasons. — Natalie Sisson · October 27, 2010
  • Mashable

    13 Tech Tools for a Paper-Free Life

    Shoeboxed is great for outsourcing paperwork. The service mainly catalogs receipts, but you can also send any other paper product. Everything is scanned and organized in an online portfolio for you. — Ari Meisel · November 11, 2011

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