Web-based invoicing service FreshBooks launched an add-on store today, allowing users to purchase extra features and integrations for their account.
The store launched with five add-ons, including a tool for using FreshBooks on Blackberrys, an automated late fee generator and integrations with Peachtree Accounting, Highrise and Constant Contact. Three of the add-ons are free, while two of them cost a few bucks per month.
Of course, FreshBooks already integrates with a long list of popular Web apps and services, but this marks the first time the company has made such integrations available as paid monthly subscriptions.
This set up allows third party services and developers to sell add-ons through FreshBooks, who takes a 30% commission on each purchase.
FreshBooks Chief Handshaker (his actual title) Sunir Shah likens the model to that of a hair salon.
"In most hair salons, one person owns the salon and the other hair and nail stylists are separate businesses," said Shah in a press release announcing the launch. "For the privilege of using the salon space, each pays a percentage of their sales to the owner of the salon."
FreshBooks currently boasts about 60 integrations with third party apps and services, so expect the add-on store to fill up quickly.