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Shoeboxed

Painless receipt scanning & expense tracking

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Shoeboxed Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Shoeboxed product overview

Price starts from

29

Per month

Per Feature

What is Shoeboxed?

Shoeboxed helps sole proprietors and small businesses scan and categorize their business expense receipts. This is not only helpful for maximizing tax deductions come tax time, but also in the case that their business is audited.

Key benefits of using Shoeboxed

View and sort your receipts in a secure and searchable online account.

Create custom expense categories to suit your organizational style.

Never worry about scanning receipts again with Shoeboxed's mail-in scanning service.

Have questions? You can always pick up the phone and talk to a friendly Shoeboxed support member.

Easily change your monthly document limit and never worry about getting locked into any sort of contract.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Chat
FAQs/Forum
Email/Help Desk
Phone Support

Training options

Live Online
Videos
Documentation
In Person

Shoeboxed pricing information

Value for money

4.3

/5

221

Starting from

29

Per month

Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Shoeboxed features

Functionality

4.2

/5

221

Total features

7

4 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Multi-Currency
Receipt Management
Optical Character Recognition
Expense Tracking
Reimbursement Management
Tax Management

Shoeboxed users reviews

Overall Rating

4.4

/5

221

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.41/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

122

70

22

4

3

Pros
It's a fantastic way to store recipes and track expenses. The team is responsive and the app is user friendly.

RJ

Ronald J.

Customer service is always very helpful and I appreciate that you have a live chat option. I like the new feature of being able to update the types of payments.

EB

Elizabeth B.

Shoeboxed helps to make that process easy by just dropping everything in an envelope and a few days later it is scanned in our account which we can then save or import into accounting software.

CP

Corbin P.

Cons
This is frustrating because it should be an unnecessary task. Shoeboxed already knows the envelope number, and could have printed it on the outside, or on the inside, but they don't.

RH

Richard H.

Some receipts uploaded have printing issues, blurry so on, that is the major draw back.

NV

Neil V.

It is hard to keep things described and separated properly. I don't think that it has a high enough functionality for me to use it all year long.

JM

Jenna M.

Overall Rating

Love it and couldn't live without it

Reviewed a year ago

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Chris: Hi, my name is Chris. I'm a marketing manager and I give Shoeboxed four out of five stars. For...

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Laurie R.

APRN/owner

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1-10 employees

Review source

Overall Rating

Great for Keeping Organized

Reviewed a year ago

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Reviewed 5 years ago

Maybe there are other solutions out there that compete, but I haven't found them. Shoeboxed has been my go to application for a couple years now and I tell everyone about them. It's the simplest concept that I cannot live without. You take pictures of your receipts and it directly imports them into my accounting software. It let's you know in the phone app when it cannot read certain data but otherwise it's pretty dependable. I cannot live without this app.

Pros

I get an email with each submission so I know it went through. I can categorize receipts and even add notes when I submit. The pictures are always saved.

Cons

Sometimes it does the wrong date or wrong amount but it's rare. working with email receipts can sometimes be annoying.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Super easy to use. One little annoyance.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, I was looking for a way to stop keeping receipts in a literal shoebox in my filing cabinet. This fit the bill. Ultimately, I used the mail-in service only once, and the app occasionally. My primary usage was for digital receipts. Because of my minor annoyance with forwarding emails, I do think the app is mostly useful for those with paper receipts, so I would probably only highly recommend it for that purpose.

Pros

The ease of use is probably the highest pro of this software. Simply forward emails to your dedicated shoeboxed email address, and that's it. For me, it became a habit. Pay for something online, and the next time I check my email I simply forward the payment receipt to Shoeboxed. I like having everything in one place (Shoeboxed dashboard), easy to view and search. When you need to, you can export spreadsheets broken down by category when you need to review your expenses or pass it on to the accountant at tax time. I don't have a lot of paper receipts, but when necessary, just snap a photo in the app, categorize it, and done.

Cons

When using the email option, every single receipt is (I believe) reviewed and categorized by a real human being. This means I have to trust that they are categorizing things properly. Unfortunately, I encountered a pretty frequent problem of my receipts being mislabeled. When I logged into my dashboard to review recent submissions, I would commonly encounter receipts labeled as being from MY company...

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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No more paper filing with Shoeboxed

Reviewed 3 years ago

I like it. It saves me a lot of time. It's the best service like this that I know of (and I'm not likely to want to switch at this point anyway).

Pros

I can stuff all my invoices, receipts, statements or anything (except valuable documents) that I would otherwise have to file into an envelope and ship it off. Everything is stored online at the Shoeboxed website (and in Evernote) in case I need it. And they ship back the original receipts, all flattened out and organized, in case I ever need them.

Cons

The envelopes that I get back from Shoeboxed are hard to open (the glue is really strong), and it's sometimes a bit of work to find out which envelope number I have received back so that I can note it on the envelope. This is frustrating because it should be an unnecessary task. Shoeboxed already knows the envelope number, and could have printed it on the outside, or on the inside, but they don't. So I have to search for an invoice. Also, the data is not very clean when it gets into Shoeboxed. There are scanning errors and inconsistencies. Sometimes when I search for an amount, the invoice doesn't show up. It usually works OK, but it's not 100%.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Shoeboxed has helped cut down cost, time, and errors associated with tracking employees' purchases!

Reviewed 4 years ago

Time and cost effectiveness!

Pros

I love that Shoeboxed is so simple, it took me less than 5 minutes to understand the entire process and all the features. Uploading is so easy, and I know that my information will be digitized correctly because every receipt is human verified--so I don't have to spend time double-checking. Shoeboxed also makes finding a specific receipt easy by allowing the user to search by date, vendor, category, payment method--and more! Since using this software, my company has seen a significant decrease in the amount of lost receipts, unapproved employee purchases, and time wasted by administrators compiling monthly credit card reports.

Cons

There are a few functionality/user friendliness issues, albeit very minor. First, we've noticed that the iPhone app is better quality than the Android one. There are more features available (like creating and choosing custom receipt categories), the design looks more modern, and editing is easier. Second, when on the desktop website, selecting multiple receipts over a long stretch of time can be a hassle because it will not allow you to combine selections on different pages. For example, I cannot make a report that contains newer receipts and more than 100 receipts ago, because that would require me to move to page 2, and my previous selections would be lost. Lastly, I feel like my price of a month is a little steep for only having one user and less than 50 receipts a month.

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Been using the service for years. Highly recommend!

Reviewed 4 years ago

Easy for tax time

Pros

The service is super easy with prepaid envelopes that you can return anytime you want. I keep one in the house and one in the car so that I can put receipts in immediately and just pop them in the mail every few weeks. You also have a specific email address that you can email receipts too as well for online orders or if you prefer to scan them in yourself. Come tax time everything is categorized and ready to go! And if I ever need a receipt for anything (returns, warranties, etc.) it takes just a few minutes to track down!

Cons

The price is a little high for the service and I wish the turnaround time was slightly faster. I can expect my receipts to be uploaded about 10 days after I send them off (which is probably 4-5 days from when they are received).

Shoeboxed FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Shoeboxed offer?

Shoeboxed has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $29.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription


Q. Who are the typical users of Shoeboxed?

Shoeboxed has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does Shoeboxed support?

Shoeboxed supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Shoeboxed support mobile devices?

Shoeboxed supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Shoeboxed offer an API?

Yes, Shoeboxed has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Shoeboxed integrate with?

Shoeboxed integrates with the following applications:
Constant Contact, Skyclerk, Bench, GoDaddy Online Bookkeeping, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Quickbooks Online, Wave Accounting, Xero, Evernote Teams


Q. What level of support does Shoeboxed offer?

Shoeboxed offers the following support options:
Chat, FAQs/Forum, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support

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