In today's world, credit card transactions seem to dominate most forms of payment. With this comes dashboards and reports that track spending and the ability to make purchases more conveniently than ever. Despite this shift, the sage advice of Ben Franklin when he said "A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned" has never been more true and more difficult to adhere to. Digital transactions are now more automated, susceptible to fraud, and may create a situation where finding savings opportunities become buried in hundreds of other transactions.
Business owners are constantly looking for ways to navigate through the flood of financial information to discover new ways to grow margins without impacting their customers. This issue presents the question of how much lost profit can we really find from one shop?
In this example, we will look to see how much is lost to tax and shipping costs alone.
In less than a year, we can see how thousands of dollars can easily go untracked. Often times the only way to account for these charges is by leveraging proper processing of the invoices, statements, and return credits provided by vendors.
“A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned”
Margin expansion will only become more important in today's economy. Capturing lost profit is not an old concept and this good business practice can even be traced back to one of Ben Franklin's most famous quotes.
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