SOURCE: FreshBooks

April 11, 2007 11:30 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) -- April 11, 2007 -- FreshBooks, which recently surpassed 150,000 "happy" business users, announced its March 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.

The following information is free to publish. Please source, "FreshBooks.com"

March 2007 Trends

For companies who accept online payments:
- In February, 17.9% of payments were accepted online
- In March, 15.7% of payments were accepted online

Payment Methods:
- Visa: 16.0% February, 14.4% March
- MasterCard: 7.8% February, 7.3% March
- Amex: 4.3% February, 4.2% March
- Paypal:  6.5% February, 7.6% March
- Other (including check, cash, account credit, etc.): 65.5% February,
66.5% March

For companies that send invoices by both email and by ground mail:
- In February 96.2% of invoices were sent by email and 3.8% were sent by
ground mail
- In March 96.0% of invoices were sent by email and 4.0% were sent by
ground mail

Browser Usage:
- Internet Explorer 7 - February 22.59%, March 24.04%
- IE 6 - February 34.36%, March 34.23%
- FireFox 2.0 - February 28.92%, March 29.02%
- FF 1.5 - February 10.03%, March 8.08%

Operating System Usage
- Windows - February 88.93%, March 88.53%
- Macintosh - February 8.55%, March 9.14%
- Linux - February 2.01%, March 1.67%
- Unix - February 0.00%, March 0.05%

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.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Alison McNeill
    FutureWorks
    408-428-0895 Ext. 112
    Email Contact