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41% of Small Collision Repair Shops Feel Market Conditions Have not improved Over Last Year

Web-Est Releases Survey Results of the Small Collision Shop Market

May 18th, 2009, Oldsmar Florida. Web-Est announced results of a recent survey taken on market condition affecting the small collision repair segment of the industry. The survey indicated most shop owners feel business conditions for the small shop market remain unchanged from the last six months compared to current sales & revenues.

41% of the respondents stated business was the same as it had been most of last year, with no improvement. 32% stated the conditions have gotten worse. On the brighter side, the survey results indicated 27% responded that the current market conditions have improved.

An overwhelming number of respondents 50%, felt business is likely to return to “pre-economic down-turn” conditions by early 2009. The survey was taken from May 10th to May 15th and included over 800 shops, 74% of the respondents identified themselves as having three or less employees.

To see the more detailed results visit www.web-est.com/blog.aspx

About Web-Est, LLC:

Web-Est, LLC is a provider of online auto estimating software for the collision repair industry. Web-Est licenses their collision repair data from Mitchell International™ and configures the information into its online platform.
Web-Est’s services cater to the small to mid-size auto collision repair market by providing a low-cost, high-value, logic-based collision repair estimating software solution. The company's estimates are accepted by most major insurance companies. Additionally, Web-Est provides services specifically developed to meet the needs of independent collision repair shops in the area of online Internet marketing.

Privately held and based in the Tampa Bay, Florida Area, Web-Est is located in the community of Oldsmar. The company also maintains satellite offices in Columbus, OH and Atlanta, GA.

Contact us at:
Web-Est, L.L.C.
4033 Tampa Road, Suite 100
Oldsmar, FL 34677
www.web-est.com
Toll Free: (888) Web-Est-0 or (888) 932-3780