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Using the Power of Online Receipt Software
Today the way to send receipts to your customers is by using utilizing the power of Online Receipt Software. It’s easier than ever to do. Your customers will be delighted too. Electronically sending receipts to your customers is just smart.
With online receipt software no longer is it necessary to actually write out a receipt manually. It’s easier to just enter the information into an app and let the app take care of the rest.
This is how business is being accomplished toady. There are many advantages to doing it this way verses the old way. For one thing the app will save these jobs for easy referring to them at any time.
Using online receipt software can really speed things up and can eliminate a lot of the errors that were possible when using the old way of receipting your customers.
Not to mention that receipting the old way can be messy. Sometimes your customer may not be able to understand your writing. Where- as with the online method the spell checker in your phone will help with the spelling, thus eliminating many of the old problems with misspelled words.
This feature alone of Online Receipting can be a very welcomed feature of these type of software. The Profit Pal Mobile Invoicing App software has this feature. There really are many advantages to using an app like the Profit Pal Mobile Invoicing App when receipting all of your customer.
The software also assigns a number to that receipt for easy tracking later should you need to refer to that particular job in the future. It’s also nice to know that you will be able to easily read the details of the job on the receipt and know exactly what was done on that job. These types of software have a details field where you enter any details you like. They can range from part numbers to special information about what went into the job. Anything you like can be entered into this area, it’s up to you.
There are just too many advantages to cover them all in this small article, but rest assured that the people who created the Profit Pal Mobile Invoicing App took all of your needs into consideration.
If I didn’t think this app was the best app for you I wouldn’t be promoting it!
The Profit Pal Team
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Cheap Invoicing Software, is it really worth it?
Cheap software can spell trouble for your business. When purchasing invoicing software for your business there certainly are things to consider. You should really be looking into whether the software is going to do what you need to accomplish daily, not whether it is cheap invoicing software.
You can really be asking for trouble if you’re using free or cheap as the reasoning whether or not to get the software. Something that doesn’t cost you anything initially may actually turn out to be a costly proposition in the long run.
Your main concern should be, does this software get me closer to my goals. The Profit Pal Mobile App software was designed with your business in mind. That’s why it has the fields are designed to capture the important information in them. It then takes that information and calculates the job for you. This way you’ll know instantly whether or not the job makes sense for you.
This ability is what separates the Profit Pal Mobile Invoicing App from the rest of the invoicing software out there. Believe when I say I know how many different invoicing apps there are on the market place today. But none of them can do what this app does. That’s because it was created by a trade’s person who knows what things need to go into to a job quoting and invoicing program.
This app was designed to take all of the pertinent numbers and calculate them in a way that insures that you are getting paid on those items. All you have to do is to enter the numbers like your hourly rate, the amount of hours you expect the job to take and it even has the Map Pins so that you can get the distance to the job in order to account for your travel expenses.
The Profit Pal Team has already thought of all of these contingencies and provided you with places to account for them. This is what makes this app so powerful!
For instance we knew that one area that trade’s people were neglecting was the expenses for their vehicles. That’s why we included the Map Pins they use your phones GPS capability to calculate the distance to your next job. This is just one of the ways that the Profit Pal Mobile Invoicing App helps you with your business. Why not download our app today and see how it can help your business!
The Profit Pal Team
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Downloading Mobile Apps for free
There really are thousands of free apps that you can download to your Smartphone. The question is should you?
What you may not know is that those free apps need to get paid for somehow. So what they do is place advertising in them.
They can also give you a free trial period. The way that works is you download the app and get to use it for free for 30 days or so.
They are hoping that by that time you’ll be hooked and continue to pay the excessively high monthly subscription price.
Not always a bad situation; however, many people download these apps thinking they will have the free use of the app indefinitely, to only find out, that they can’t use the app anymore until they pay the subscription fees. Since Apps need to be maintained on the web there is a cost for the Server space.
There are no gimmicks like that with the Profit Pal App. You just pay the
small price right now to have full use of this powerful app for as long as you want.
With this app you can create your job quotes create your invoices, email reports to your clients and much more.
The app was designed to be very easy to use. Since we know that you already have a lot on your plate to deal with if you are working in the trades.
Trades people all over the world are the people that get the work done. Without their work the world would come to a stand still.
So no need to hesitate, if you need a great app, to track your jobs for your business, then you can’t go wrong with this app.
The Profit Pal Team
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Labor Accounting and Profit Pal App
Labor accounting is so important to your business profits, it can’t be understated. That’s because if you think about it, why are you out there working in the first place. The good news is there is something that can help and it’s in the way of an app. When it’s time to account for the labor the Profit Pal App can help.
There comes a time for every business when there is a need to account for the labor performed on jobs. Invoicing apps are great but not all are created like the Profit Pal App. This app has the ability to track the hours performed on each job. Since this is one of the areas featured in the app.
The app actually calculates your labor hours times your hourly rate. This information along with much more is used to calculate your job totals. Apps are great for this purpose since they can save the information about the job and even send reports to you.
This ability is a great time saver when it comes time to account for the labor hours performed on any task. Whatever business you are engaged in this app can track that information for you.
This kind of data is essential to businesses since it allows you to see how well you are being compensated for your work. Some jobs that you do may require a higher or a lower rate of pay depending on the type of work involved.
You can always learn more, everything you need to know about the app you can get here just by reading the articles at, http://pp8.f40.myftpupload.com
Hope this gave you a better understanding and a way to track your labor hours.
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Mobile invoicing apps can help you to run your business. Running a small business today isn’t the easiest thing to do, so you need all of the help you can get! Any business owner knows there are many hats to wear. Anyone who is or has in the past run a business knows of all the issues that can come up.
1. Just keeping the customer happy about the quality of the work you’ve done for them ensuring quality
2. Justifying the cost of the work your doing for them. Explaing why the cost is justified
3. Ensuring you customers satisfaction with you, is what you should do so that you keep your reputation for honesty, integrity, and for doing excellent work
Mobile Invoicing Apps can help you with all of these types of issues. These are just a few of the characteristics of what people want when they hire a service tech. Its important to always provide the highest level of service to your customers.
That is if you want them to call you back for more future business. Since you have so many things to do, wouldn’t it be nice to have some help. Mobile apps can be a big help. A mobile invoicing app can give you the assurance that you have accounted for all the details of the job.
One item that you may not be thinking of is travel to the job, and the fuel cost, adding markups to the material cost, and more. An app like the Profit Pal Mobile Invoicing App has already thought about all of this for you’ and can help you to account for all of that, in a logical and intuitive way. Taking that load off the backs of business owners is what this app was created for.
With a simple download of this app to your smartphone you can be enjoying all of the advantages in this app.
This mobile invoicing app was designed around your needs. Its available in the app stores. Just follow the link that applies to your type of smartphone. Why not try it out and see if it can be of service to you in your business. we are here to help.
The Profit Pal Team,
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Invoicing with the Profit Pal Mobile App
Invoicing with the Profit Pal Mobile App is so important today, and more than ever a smart way to conduct business. Businesses are using mobile invoicing as a way to communicate the billing, quoting and costing details of almost every transaction.
There are just to many advantages to pass up this new convenient way getting more done. Since you can literally be anywhere, as long as you have a smartphone and a cellphone signal. This becomes a big advantage for you.
To give an example, let’s say you go out and do a job and your customer is not at their home, they are actually at work, at their own place of employment. And say they ask you to send them a quote for the work required on their property, before you begin the work.
With an invoicing app like the Profit Pal Mobile Invoicing App. All you would do is create the invoice by entering the details of the job, including all of the cost for the various material items going into the job, along with your labor cost and even the taxes associated with the job if needed. The app creates the invoice for you with the totals.
Then all you do is enter the customers email address and ‘presto’ you can send them the requested information. The customer feels better knowing the cost of the job before you start. Can you begin to see the benefits of having such an app on your Smartphone?
With the app you have just automated the whole process, of not only quoting the job, but also making the customer feel a lot more comfortable with you.
Now if you also need to leave an invoice there at the job location, all you would need is to have a mobile printer there in your work vehicle. There are many of these printers on the market that can print directly from your phone using the “Bluetooth feature” in your phone.
This ability gives your business a definite leg up on the competition. More and more businesses are understanding the need to have these types of apps for their workers.
Another example, let’s say you’re a boss of a crew of guy’s, and you need to leave them to go to another job site. And while you’re at the other location one of your workers calls you on your cell phone to tell you that the customer wants more information as to the additional cost to add more work to the job. In this case all you would need to do is create another invoice there on your phone, with the additional cost, and email it, or send the invoice as an attachment in a Text Message. So much easier and faster than it would be if you were using the old method invoicing.
There are so many advantages of using Smartphone Mobile Invoicing over the old methods.
The Profit Pal Team
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Are Free Invoicing apps really free? When Free really Isn’t
You know all those free apps out there. Do you really believe that they are giving you something for nothing. We here at The Profit Pal App offer you a 7 Day Free Trial so that you can get familiar with the app.
Just remember those apps need to get paid for somehow. So let’s discuss just how they get paid and what that means to you.
The first way is through in app advertising. This is where they place banner ads somewhere on the screen to catch your eyes.
So you click on the banner and your taken to another place on the internet. Some of these places can even have viruses that can download into your smartphone.
Another factor to consider is they may be trying to get information about you. Just read Marc Goodman’s book Future Crimes.
Do you really want to take that chance when you can just pay a one time small price and be done with it.
With the Profit Pal Mobile App you just pay once, that’s it and you have the license to use the App as long as you like.
We don’t place ads in the App or anything else. Its just a great business app for you to conduct your business with.
Good Luck if you still think those free apps are worth taking a chance on. I don’t know what else I can say on the subject.
Just be assured the Profit Pal Mobile App will never be free. But it will be banner ads free!
The Profit Pal Mobile App Team
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Travel Mileage Reimbursement is Important to Your Business
The IRS allows certain businesses to get reimbursed for travel related expenses.
Note: Check with your tax preparer.
You need to remember that the wear and tear you are putting on your vehicle will eventually take its toll on the vehicle. Not to mention the parts that are wearing out as you use the vehicle for work.
Things like tires, belts, batteries, brakes, etcetera. All of these things cost money, money that you will have to come up with.
In order to get reimbursed for travel, you need to track your mileage.
The Profit Pal App has Map Pins that you set for each job’ and the App calculates the distance for you.
Based on the amount of reimbursement you choose that calculated amount will show up in the Mileage Expense box.
Traveling to that particular job. That also will get added to your fuel expense for a total Travel Cost.
Date mileage incurred: Typical Per mile reimbursement rates by years
$0.575 per mile January 01. 2015 to present
$0.56 per mile January 01, 2014 to December 31, 2014
$0.565 per mile January 01, 2013 to December 31, 2013
$0.555 per mile July 1, 2011 to December 31, 2012
$0.51 per mile January 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011
$0.50 per mile January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010
Note: Check this out with your Tax preparer
This is just another way that the Profit Pal App will help your business. Profit Pal App Tutorial Click Here!
The Profit Pal Team
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This is the return policy for the Profit Pal Mobile Invoicing App
Here at the Profit Pal 1 .com Blog we sincerely hope that you would never have a reason to return your app. As we believe it to be the best business app anywhere, for Trades people and small businesses.
Having said that we do understand that someone could conceivably download the app thinking that it does a very different function than what they are looking for. We do understand that, and for that reason this is what you do should that be the case for you.
If you have a problem with the Profit Pal App we are here to help.
Please allow us a chance to resolve your issue before requesting a refund. If we cannot help you to resolve the issue a refund will be issued.
Furthermore, we adhere to Google Play’s Refund Policy here’s a copy:
“Return paid apps & games. After purchasing an app or game on Google Play, you can return it within two hours for a full refund. If the return period has passed, we recommend contacting the app developer directly. You can find an app developer’s contact information listed on an app or game’s detail page on Google Play.”
This is Google Plays Policy and ours as well.
For Apple iTunes app returns see their policy at the following link: http://store.apple.com/us/help/returns_refund#policy
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This is our policy for Refunds.
Thanks for the Business!
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Electronic Invoicing App
Remember a while back when they said that computers would save the rain forest, because you would no longer need to rely on creating so many paper documents.
Well that’s not exactly what happened. Instead what we got, was some reduction in paper records, but not every record.
That being the case, we introduce the Profit Pal App which allows you to create that special invoice to hand to your customers, and to help you keep track of your jobs.
In these fast paced times we live in, we really need to keep records on just about everything, from fuel cost to office expenses. Wouldn’t it be nice if an app could help us with that?
Especially when you consider that your memory of a job you did six months ago may not be so good if you try to recall it now.
You may remember the job one way but your customer may see it differently. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to just go into you email and find a copy the invoice sitting there waiting for you, to refresh your memory and the client’s as well.
The Profit Pal App sends you those reports.
Well guess what, that’s exactly how this app can help your business.
Believe me when I say You Need This App!
Learn More Profit Pal App Tutorial Click Here!
Doing business without it is just not smart. On your Android phone go to Google Play and download the App now, don’t put it off.
The Profit Pal Team
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New company Invoice Template
First a great feature of the Profit Pal App, is the Create Company Invoice Template feature. This feature allows you to create your companies invoice template. Once created and saved this information will go into each invoice you create to give to your customers. When you tap on the invoicing tab, you will see a button at the top of the page titled Create Company Invoice.
It’s pretty self explanatory, just fill in the boxes with your companies information such as company name, address, phone numbers, etcetera. Tap save and your company template is saved.
Using the New Invoice Feature
Once you have set up your company template you can then create invoices. Whenever you want to create an invoice for your customer, you will tap New Invoice and the invoicing feature automatically creates the invoice Number. It’s a rolling counter i.e. ,0001,0002,0003, and so on. Next select the date, it will be showing the current date select that or change to a date of your choosing. Next from the saved jobs list select the current job you want to invoice, tap calculate (it puts the data from that job into the invoice) and then tap the Save button. Your new invoice will be ready to be viewed, sent, or printed.
Profit Pal App Tutorial Click Here!
Hope this was helpful. The Profit Pal App Team
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Printing is such a necessary part of doing business today. Especially when creating your invoices. Even though it was said that computers would illimanate paper, that hasn’t fully taken place yet. There’s still a huge need to print out invoices for customers.
A little information about printers is in order. Weather you’re giving a copy to your customer, or just printing one for yourself, I have found and tested a printer that’s easy to setup and use to print out your invoices from.
It’s a mobile printer, it’s the HP Office jet 100 Mobile Printer. It is by far the easiest printer I found to set up.
The printer also has a battery so you can print from anywhere you like no 110 V outlet needed. Sorry for the other guy’s but some of them were just plain stupid. With the HP 100 no need to go online to register or anything like that, all you go online for is to download a printing app which contains the needed drivers for you to display your document and print it. Profit Pal App Tutorial Click Here!
I like the fact that it has a small footprint doesn’t take up much room weather on your seat or on a rack like the one I made for it.
It just sits on the rack which rest over my back seat. So all I need to do is hit print on my phone and the invoice is created right there in my truck. Hows that for convieneance?
I downloaded the PrintHand App, and it works great with the printer. I am sure there are others you can use to drive the printer for your print projects. It’s just that one works fine for me. Here are some pic’s of the printer I use.
Best Joe Profit Pal App Team Member
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Using the Invoicing Feature In The Profit Pal App
The Invoicing Feature is one of the outstanding features in the Profit Pal App is its ability to create invoices. It’s so easy with this app, all you do is follow the prompts. This article, will explain the Invoice function and actually give you the steps to use it on how to use it.
1. Start the app you are on the Welcome to Profit Pal
3. Tap the New Jobs button
4. Tap the Add Jobs follow the inputs there
5. Enter the Job information into the New Job Screen
6. Tap the Submit button
7. Tap New Invoice
8. Select the Job that you created from the list Down arrow shows up
9. Tap the “Back” button
10. Tap Choose Job ( the Green Dot with the + symbol in it )
11. Enter the email address to send the Invoice to, hit submit!
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Fee Apps and How They Get Paid
So how do free apps get paid-for, I’ll tell you here, by the advertising that’s in them. It’s that simple all of the free apps out there need to get paid fro somehow. They are usually found in Google Play and Apple iTunes stores. Most of them are game apps. If you haven’t downloaded any of them yet, then you probably don’t know how they recoup the cost of developing those apps. It’s either through in-app advertising or through subscription services.
In the first place, they place annoying ads in the apps. The app maker gets paid when you click on and look at the ads. Sometimes these ads take you to different places on the net, places you don’t want to go!
The second way free apps monetize the app, is through In app purchases and other services. This is where you pay a monthly subscription fee to use the features in the app. Some only give you basic functionality but if you want or need the rest of the features of the app, which of course you will need, then you have to pay extra.
You never have to pay extra again, and you have on your phone or tablet the latest and most powerful app for small businesses everywhere.
So make the smart move, and download the Profit Pal App, you’ll be glad you did. Especially when you start seeing your numbers as they really are, and noticing areas where you can actually improve your numbers.
The Profit Pal Team
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Portable Wireless Printers and Using an App
Today there are many portable wireless printers that can print directly from your Smart Phones. Until recently I myself did not even know this. This capability will be a great advantage to your business. You can now print the details about your jobs and even print invoices directly from your Profit Pal App to give to your customers.
Just think of how easy this is, and how you can use all of the tools in the Profit Pal app to maximize your job quote, and when you are satisfied that you have accounted for all of the issues of the particular job, and since Profit Pal helps you with that, you have a multiplier effect as you easily print out the reports that ensure that your numbers are good.
When you are satisfied that everything is just right then just print it out right there where you happen to be. Just think of the beauty of the ability for printing right there in your vehicle, no longer do you need to wait until you get home or the end of the day to your office where most people go to print out their invoices since that is where your P.C. is at. Those days are over. With wireless printing directly from mobile devices. Man isn’t technology great!
Here at the home of the Profit Pal App, our goal is to give small business people everywhere the same advantages The big boys have. And now thanks to wireless printing, the playing field has been leveled again.
One Example of a description taken from an HP Printer: Product Description: This e-all-in-one produces borderless, lab-quality photos and laser-sharp everyday documents. Print from your smartphone, tablet, and Internet-connected PC. You can also scan directly to your mobile device with HP Printer Control. Knock out creative photo projects in a snap with fast print speeds. Print Technology: Inkjet; Maximum Print Speed (Black): 21 ppm; Maximum Print Speed (Color): 17 ppm; Network Ready: Yes. Be free from wires Wireless Printers Why be tethered when you can live wirelessly. Easily print from your smartphone or tablet from virtually anywhere. Perfect for the office or on the go.
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How To Use The Map Pins
Map pins are a very useful feature to have in an app. They can be the easiest way to determine where you’re going. In our app they are there so that you get paid correctly! If by now you have gotten familiar with the Profit Pal App by now you will have noticed these funny looking rectangular boxes with a map and what looks like a pin pointing downward in them. Those are the Map Pins, and they are used by the app to calculate distance. They are an interesting and very useful feature of the app.
The way they work is, one map pin is for your job location. So you tap on the pin it opens the map, and you move the map until you see the general location of the new job. You don’t need to be exact just close enough. A pin will come up at that location marking it. Next, you hit done. The location map pin is set. Next, you tap the map pin identified as Current Location. Each time you tap the map pin it will show your current location. So leave that one as is, since its snowing where you are currently located. That’s it the app now has both your new job location and your current location. The app will use both to calculated distance from your current location to the new job location.
Can you begin to see how the Profit Pal App was designed to help you get paid more by not leaving things out like your travel expenses to and from your jobs?
This is why the Map Pins were put into the app. To help you to account for this expense. Now when you enter some of the other items such as Price of Fuel, and if you chose to also add the Mileage Expense, the app will use the calculated distance from the Map Pins help you to calculate this expense.
The app was designed with all of these features in mind, so you don’t need to bust your head calculating them each time you go out to a new job location, the app does it for you!
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How to Add Miscellaneous cost in the App
Miscellaneous cost can be overlooked but are an important part of how you get compensated. There can be times when you need to do things on a job that are not normal to your course of business. It’s those times that its important to be able to account for those items.
Thee are ways to do this whenever you’re entering the job information into the app. Things like your cell phone bill, hey maybe even your lunch! It was put there so you could account for miscellaneous things. You can add them into the description area of your job box.
An example might be hauling trash away for the customer, you need to get reimbursed for that. But most small business people don’t even account for this kind of expense, or they don’t know where to put it. When you add a couple of bucks in this box each job you do, you’ll have accounted for that expense. Are you getting the idea?
You can use your imagination and begin to see how this app will really be a bog help you. By you entering a dollar amount in the in the box you’ll be getting reimbursed for those extra expenses. This is the true beauty of this app. And Just one more reason you should get the app today! Don’t put it off you know you need it. And every day you wait is a day that you’re not being compensated correctly.
And if I am even half right, you’ll be getting more than your money’s worth and be glad you did. Especially when you see how the app can help you in so many different ways?
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When the Job Changes in the Field
Whenever the job changes in the field it’s no problem with the Profit Pal App. Many of you Tradespeople out there know that many times when you arrive at a job it is much different than what the customer told you on the phone.
When it becomes necessary to modify the estimate you gave the customer. This is no problem with Profit Pal, all you do is tap the Pencil on that particular job and make the changes and recalculate. If it was additional materials, which is usually the case then Profit Pal will even automatically add the tax based on the percentage tax you originally entered for the job.
This is how the Profit Pal App makes your job easier. How many trade’s people forget to add the tax that they will have to pay for the new items that are being added to the job.
This is what the app was designed to help with. When you enter the job data into the appropriate fields the app takes care of the rest.
These changes are required quite often since it’s difficult to accurately estimate the job until you have actually seen it. And there will be many additions as well as subtractions when you arrive at the job location.
Things like travel distance and fuel may not change much but surely adding additional materials will be an issue. Just know that you can change any of these numbers just by taping the pencil and entering the new values.
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Travel Expenses and getting to the Job
Travel expenses are an important part of any business. It’s important to get paid for your Vehicle.
Your vehicle is an important part of getting the job done.
If you really want to be the best at making the most money for your company, you really should be using the Profit Pal App for every job that you bill.
The Profit Pal App helps you to maximize the amount of money you make on every job because it allows you to account for things.
Stop assuming that you know your numbers and get the actuals every time. That’s an advantage that you get when you use the Profit Pal App to bill your jobs.
Your competition will undoubtedly be missing many of the areas that you will have accounted for. It’s very important that when you roll your service truck to that new job that you were actually compensated correctly.
In time you will need to purchase a new truck and since you included a reasonable amount to help compensate for the wear and tear on your current vehicle, you will be in a better position to get the new one when the time comes.
Many tradesmen fail to account for these types of cost, and so doing do themselves a disservice. Profit Pal was designed to help you receive the compensation you deserve when billing the jobs.
Another area that gets neglected is to charge a surcharge or overrides on the materials that you include in the job. Many tradesmen can add an additional amount in this area. This is above the cost of the materials and is usually charged for securing the materials. Profit Pal allows you to account for this as well.
Hopefully, you are starting to understand Profit Pal and how it can work for you!
The Profit Pal Team
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