More than 100 businesses competed over the course of several months for the chance to be selected as one of ten finalists given the opportunity to present to a panel of judges. Finalists were chosen based on several metrics including quality of integration to QuickBooks, innovation, market impact, number of votes and number of users on QuickBooks.
In an interview with SiliconANGLE, Hoffman said, “Really, it’s just validation. It was several years of hard work for myself and my partner Ankit Sharma. The first thing I did getting off the stage was inform Ankit, who was anxiously waiting for results, that we won the App Showdown. Outside of market success, which we’re seeing, it’s truly great to be recognized by such a great tech company like Intuit.”
Ankit Sharma (@ankit_sam), owner / founder of Share A Refund said in a statement Friday, “Many sleepless nights went into building Share A Refund. The cash prize will be used to extend the platform, adding more features and localizing to targeted geographic markets across the globe. We intend to make Share A Refund a global brand.”
Share A Refund is a shipment auditing platform that finds and secures unclaimed refunds within FedEx® and UPS® small parcel shipping accounts. The performance-based service saves companies 4.5% on shipping on average, with no upfront or ongoing fees, just a split of the savings delivered. Share A Refund operates under the moniker “Found Money”, and businesses use Share A Refund to save money on shipping.
Share A Refund brings shipment auditing to the QuickBooks ecosystem. Business can install the Share A Refund app from the QuickBooks App Store. QuickBooks ProAdvisors can deploy the merchant program to offer shipment auditing as a value-add service to customers, wherein the entire shipment auditing platform is white-labeled as a branded service.