SOURCE: FreshBooks

March 09, 2007 08:30 ET

Billing, Invoicing and Web Stats for Reporters, Bloggers and Analysts Covering Small Business Now Available

FreshBooks Sources Monthly Online Billing and Technology Statistics and Trends From Its Online Invoicing and Time-Tracking Service

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 9, 2007 -- FreshBooks, which recently surpassed 140,000 "happy" users, announced its February 2007 billing, Web and tech statistics for media tracking the small- to medium-sized business (SMB) market.

The company provides a monthly resource for reporters, bloggers and analysts seeking relevant market data. FreshBooks' online invoicing and time-tracking service anonymously collects and aggregates data in real time, leveraging its Software as a Service (SaaS) model to deliver ongoing insight into trends in the SMB market.

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February 2007 Trends

For companies who accept online payments:
- January, 17.0% of payments were accepted online
- February, 17.9% of payments were accepted online

Payment Methods:
- Visa: 15.5% January, 16.0% February
- Mastercard: 7.6% January, 7.8% February
- Amex: 4.19% January, 4.3% February
- Paypal: 6.5% January, 6.5% February
- Other (including check, cash, account credit, etc.): 66.3% January,
  65.5% February

For companies that send invoices by both email and by ground mail:
- In January 95.9% of invoices were sent by email and 4.1% were sent by
  ground mail
- February 96.2% email, 3.8% ground mail

Browser Usage:
- Internet Explorer 7 - January 20.40%, February 22.59%
- IE 6 - January 37.28%, February 34.36%
- FireFox 2.0 - January 25.4%, February 28.92%
- FF 1.5 - January 12.56%, February 10.03%

Operating System Usage
- Windows - January 88.85%, February 88.92%
- Macintosh - January 9.04%, February 8.55%
- Linux - January 1.54%, February 2.01%
- Unix - January 0.07%, February 0.00%

Links:
FreshBooks - www.freshbooks.com
FreshBooks Blog - www.freshbooks.com/blog/
FreshBooks Press Centre - www.freshbooks.com/media/

About FreshBooks, the Company

Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, FreshBooks, formerly 2ndSite, was introduced on May 1st, 2004 and has released 16 new versions since then.

Aside from providing painless online time-tracking and billing services, FreshBooks also helps small businesses by driving community-based initiatives such as weekly tele-seminars, daily web log stories with helpful information, and an active, user-driven forum. The company can be reached at 866-303-6061 or info[at]freshbooks.com.

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