This Week’s Best In Beta
Which startup is going to be the next big thing? Investors, bloggers, job seekers, and inspiring entrepreneurs everywhere are dying to know. Hundreds of startups enter private beta each month, and that’s far too many for any one person to keep up with. Fret not! Each week, I share some of the hottest new startups in this column, Best In Beta. Let’s discover the next big thing together!
Raise of hands by everyone who is good at keeping their receipts… Anybody? Anybody? Didn’t think so.
Paper receipts have a way of vanishing when you need them most. Some never make it home into the files, some are misfiled, some are thrown out or fade beyond use. I keep all my receipts in the same place, and they still go missing!
If you happen to move with any regularity, as I do, you especially know how important it is to hold onto receipts – for warranties, taxes, proof of things you can’t imagine until it’s asked of you. At the same time, moving boosts the odds of losing important receipts into the guaranteed-to-happen category.
PurchaseBox promises to end receipt nightmares and help shoppers keep their lives in order. After downloading the app, shoppers give merchants their PurchaseBox email address at checkout and digital receipts get filed automatically. So the receipt is stored where you can’t lose it before an opportunity to do so presents itself. This system also eliminates the need to lug paper receipts (which can grow unbelievably into a ridiculous pile) wherever you go.
Receipts for both online and in-store purchases remain easy to see and find. What’s more, PurchaseBox serves as a single hub for also managing promotional offers and e-tickets and tracking shipments. However you interact or need to communicate with merchants, you can do it all directly from the app.
Talk about tidy and convenient.
Search your purchases from however many places you shop in just one location by date, name, prices, store. Basically, you’ll have no problem finding your receipts regardless of how long it’s been since you made the purchase. The receipt will always turn up!
You’ll need an invite to start organizing your shopping life with PurchaseBox, which you can request at purchasebox.com. The app is currently available in iOS with an Android version coming soon.