Carbonite is the only provider of inexpensive, "set and forget" online backup for consumers
Today Carbonite, Inc., the only provider of inexpensive, "set and forget" online PC backup services to consumers, announced plans to launch an affiliate program at the end of April. Carbonite's program will invite web sites, blogs and e-newsletters to participate in a very lucrative opportunity to earn a commission for each trial user referred to Carbonite. Because users need only choose a password and enter a valid email address to download a 30 day trial of Carbonite — no credit card is required — affiliates are likely to enjoy high conversion rates from traffic directed to Carbonite.
Beta Program Invitation
Carbonite is also inviting potential partners to participate in its exclusive beta test program in April. Those interested may sign up by clicking the "Affiliates & Partners" link at the bottom of Carbonite's homepage: www.carbonite.com. The company will use potential partners' feedback to fine tune its reseller program prior to the launch of the company's flagship Online PC Backup service at the end of April. This service will backup all data (office documents, photos, music, etc.) on a customer's PC and will be priced at $5 per month (or $49.95/year) with no pre-determined storage limit.
Launch of Carbonite's Flagship Service
Carbonite expects this service will also become available at major retailers such as Staples, where its first product, PhotoBackup, can now be purchased. According to David Friend, CEO of Carbonite, "The demand for Carbonite's first product, PhotoBackup has been robust. Initial demand has been spurred by our ease-of-use, but also by horror stories of people losing their data to disasters such as Hurricane Katrina. I'm confident that our comprehensive backup service, to be launched at the end of April, will be even more popular. For consumers who want safe, offsite backup of all their data along with 'set and forget' simplicity at a price they can afford ($5 per month or less), there is no better alternative to Carbonite."
Only a small fraction of computer users regularly back up their PCs. Boston-based Carbonite, the leading consumer online backup company, addresses this issue by providing safe, simple, inexpensive, automatic backup over the Internet for consumers and small businesses in over 80 countries.
Founded in 2005, Carbonite believes that computers users shouldn't have to think about backup. The company's mission is to provide an affordable, reliable, secure and easy-to-use solution for the mainstream computer user.
Carbonite is available to consumers and small business through several channels, including its Web site, retailers such as Staples and CompUSA, and hundreds of small resellers. For more information, please visit www.carbonite.com