SOURCE: Shoeboxed, Inc.

October 20, 2008 10:11 ET

Shoeboxed Now Scans Business Cards for Easy Contact Management

New Feature Lets Users Mail in Business Cards and Import Contact Data to Outlook, Salesforce, and Other Applications

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwire - October 20, 2008) - Shoeboxed, the leading online solution for organizing receipts, today announced the launch of Shoeboxed for Business Cards. Users of Shoeboxed can now mail in business cards to have scanned and entered into their online accounts with relevant data, along with their receipts. This data can be imported into popular software and web-based applications such as Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Salesforce, LinkedIn, BlackBerry, Apple Address Book, iPhone and many others.

Business travelers, convention-goers, and other professionals who collect business cards can mail a stack of them to Shoeboxed, and they will be scanned and entered into their accounts with editable and exportable data. Within 5 minutes, hundreds of business contacts can then be imported to virtually any digital contact management system.

"A lot of people try to scan their receipts and business cards themselves, but soon realize that the hours they spend every month in front of the scanner isn't necessary," said Shoeboxed CEO and Founder Taylor Mingos. "We provide an easy solution for people that want a good way to organize their receipts digitally, but don't want to do any of the manual labor."

Shoeboxed receives receipts and business cards from its users, after which they are scanned and entered into user accounts. Receipts are uploaded into users' accounts, automatically categorized, and entered with the store name, date, and total. Business cards are scanned and uploaded with the data from the front and back of each card. Use of the Shoeboxed website is free and includes comparable features to expensive offline software solutions in the market.

Key features of Shoeboxed:

--  No scanners or software upgrades required
--  Access and organize receipts with Shoeboxed's online software
--  Export receipts to Quicken, Excel, CSV, PDF expense report
--  Import business card contacts to Outlook, Salesforce, LinkedIn, and
    other digital address book solutions
--  Every user gets a Shoeboxed email address to capture email receipts
--  Free catch-up scanning for receipt and business card backlogs

Pricing (complete pricing available on

--  Plans start at $9.95 per month
--  All plans come with a 30-day free trial

Shoeboxed History

--   Oct. 20, 2008: Shoeboxed adds support for business cards
--   Oct. 7, 2008: Auto-Categorization of receipts into 15 common tax
     categories released
--   Dec. 9, 2007: Receipt Mail-In begins, allows users to mail
     receipts to be scanned by Shoeboxed
--   Aug. 2007: Shoeboxed receives seed funding from Michael Brehm,
     founder of, the largest website in Germany
--   Jul. 23, 2007: launches in public beta as a website
     for organizing digital receipts
--   Dec. 2006: Shoeboxed founded by undergraduates at Duke University

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