TechCrunch | Eric Schmidt-Backed Slice Brings Receipt Aggregator And Tracking Service To Gmail

by Leena Rao

http://techcrunch.com/2011/10/25/eric-schmidt-backed-slice-brings-receipt-aggregator-and-tracking-service-to-gmail/

We wrote about receipt tracking service Slice a few months ago when the startup announced its $9.4 million Series A funding round from DCM, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Michael Birch, FLOODGATE, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Rick Thompson.

In May, Slice launched its Yahoo Mail app to help you organize your online shopping by analyzing your inbox. It’s sort of like what TripIt does for your itineraries, except Slice tracks receipts, notices and purchases. Today, Slice is bringing its receipt organizer to Gmail users.

Once you sign up, the app automatically aggregates and pulls information from the electronic receipts in your email and organizes it in one place. The startup says that receipts and purchases often gets lost in your inbox and the app consolidates your shopping history in one place so you don’t have to log into multiple websites, dig through receipts or manually file emails

Slice will automatically track in-progress shipments and chart shipping from multiple retailers on a single map. And the service will also provide quick access to return and customer service information that isn’t always so easy to find and will show you exactly what you bought down to the individual item from the most popular merchants, not just where you bought it. Additionally, Slice is launching a new features, called Price Alerts, that will let users know when the cost of an item purchased drops, so you can try to recoup the difference from the retailer.

Since launching for Yahoo Mail earlier this year, Slice has tracked and organized over 2.5 million purchases for its users. The Gmail app is particularly useful, especially as the holiday shopping season nears and there’s an influx of receipts arriving in my inbox.

Slice faces competition from recently launched Lemon.

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