After two of the biggest shopping days of the year Black Friday and Cyber-Monday respectively I figured it was probably important to make sure you save your receipts. You may throw them in your wallet, purse or in a shoebox under your bed somewhere. With Shoeboxed you can save all your receipts in one place online. Shoeboxed aims to make it easy to keep track of your own personal shopping history by offering an online repository with sprinkles of social candy to make sharing it easy to share some of your personal shopping history.
Launched just off the campus of Duke University by a group of recent grads and current students Shoeboxed looks to help you keep track of and organize your receipts. Users can have receipts automatically sent to a Shoeboxed email address, add receipts manually or scan receipts into the system. Once your receipts are in Shoeboxed the system helps to organize them so that users have a more clear picture of what they are buying. In addition, users can share their shopping history with others within the community thus acting as a bit of a social shopping recommendation tool.
I am not a big 'receipt saver' but I could see how Shoeboxed could become a valuable tool for referencing my purchasing history if I adopted the system. Obviously, your bank account is also a valuable record of purchase history but unfortunately it is not granular enough to keep track of exactly what was purchased for every transaction -- so it falls short.
I think that the recommendations aspect of Shoeboxed is very interesting as it displays what others in the community are buying (as shown in the screen-shot above) and it reminds me a little bit of StumbleUpon which recommends Web sites. eBay purchased StumbleUpon, so it is completely possible for them to rollout a similar eBay-centric version of this feature.
Aside for the Shoeboxed product itself, I found some videos of the Shoeboxed work environment that really convey the startup energy this team brings to the office everyday. Check out some of the videos which showcase some animation fun, their office, slamming energy drinks and other startup related tasks.
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