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Magento 2 Rental Booking System

Regular

$499/ lifetime

Getting started

  • 3 months support/updates
  • 50+ Features
  • Time of day rentals
  • Checkout and Checkin
  • Turnover (Buffer) times
  • Rental calendar widget
  • Rental Contracts
  • Now available: Multi-site licenses – Great for developers!
  • 1 site: $499  5 sites: $999  25 sites: $2999

Credit Cards (2)

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SSL may seem difficult to setup, but it’s really quite easy. Don’t fall for companies that charges lots of money to setup SSL. You will need a few things to setup SSL:

  1. An SSL certificate. SSL certificates do not need to be that expensive. The cheap $10/year ones are just fine, and offer the same level of encryption as even the $699/year ones do. If you pay lots of money, you are just paying for the name brand appeal of having say a “Verisign” branded SSL certificate.
  2. A CSR or Certificate Signing Request generated from your web host. If you are hosting with us, you can go to your cpanel > ssl/tls manager to generate your CSR. Then you can copy and paste it to the place where you buy your SSL. if the SSL place asks for server type, choose cpanel from the drop down choices, or Apache if cpanel is not available as an option.

Where can you get SSL certificates? Our personal favorite is http://www.namecheap.com/ssl-certificates.aspx the Comodo and Geotrust $9 – $10 a year ones are fine.

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To accept credit cards online you will need a Merchant Account and a Internet Payment Gateway.

A Merchant Account is basically the same thing as a bank account, except usually it is a temporary storage of your funds until it is deposited into your normal bank account.

An Internet Payment Gateway is the place that does the online transaction. They will verify the credit card of your client, make sure it has funds, and usually do a quick fraud check.

We offer merchant accounts and internet payment gateway accounts via our partner Merchant Focus.

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Features (2)

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Yes you can. A multi-store means you have multiple store-fronts, domain names, and even design templates however they all share the same installation of our rental software. You might have something like:

Store 1  |  mystore.com     |  Catalog of cameras

Store 2  |  mystore2.com  |  Catalog of sporting equipment

Each store can also have a default language and currency attached to it.

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General (1)

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Magento 1.9 requires intermediate web experience, you will need to unzip a file in your web hosting control panel, and flush the Magento cache. The Magento 2.1 version is a bit more advanced as it requires running some shell/ssh commands. We offer professional installation though as an add-on if you are not comfortable doing the installation yourself for $99. If you subscribe to the monthly leased version installation is already included.

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General Usage Guide (1)

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Setup of your rental booking software is very quick. We can have your rental system installed the same day after purchase.

After purchase you will receive a download link and license generator link to download your rental booking software Magento extension.

If you want us to set it up for you and host it, we can do so on our fast web hosting server.

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Inventory (1)

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Yes our rental booking software works with barcodes and rfid tags.

Both barcodes and rfid tags do similar things. They track a unit of inventory by a serial number. So say you have 5 of the same camera but you want to track each separately rather than use quantity based tracking. You could assign each a serial number in our rental system like camera_001, camera_002, camera_003, camera_004, and camera_005 where “camera” is the unique identifier or SKU of your product.

Now when you go to check-out and check-in products you can input in our rental system the serial number. To input it you either start typing the first few numbers, or use your barcode or rfid tag scanner and it will output it to the screen.

We have a screencast showing more information about how rental inventory tracking works and using our system with barcodes or rfid tags.

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License (3)

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A license entitles you to use our rental system, or other Magento module for one Magento installation. We can license a domain name or ip address. Some Magento stores run multiple stores from the same admin panel using the multi-store feature – this is fine and not against our license. You can also have licensed your dev server. You may not however purchase our extension and use it in multiple installations of Magento that are all live stores.

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Yes we do. You can receive a 10% discount on your 2nd license purchase, and 20% discount on 3+ licenses.

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No you are not limited you can have UNLIMITED numbers of products, categories, or admins no catches or strings attached.

Both our regular and pro license does not limit adding rental products, categories, or administrator logins. This is a big advantage to using our rental booking software when you compare us to the other systems available. Most other rental systems limit how many products, categories, or admins you can have, and usually charge you more for having them.

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Magento (3)

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We recommend going with the Magento 2.x version since the Magento 1.x version will stop receiving security updates eventually (there is not an official date for this, could be 1 – 2 years away). Here is a comparison of the two:  https://rentalbookingsoftware.com/magento-1-9-2-4-rental-booking-system-vs-magento-2/  Please be aware that there is no easy upgrade path from Magento 1.9.x -> Magento 2.x path you will need to start over again with a fresh store.

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Magento Community Edition is a free open source shopping cart, it does not cost anything. Our Rental Booking System is a extension for Magento shopping cart that adds on all the features that are needed for rentals. This gives you many advantages. First you can not only rent products, but also sell them if you want to. Second, Magento has a huge user base so there are lots of other extensions, templates, and developers that can enhance your store.

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Our rental booking software runs as a module / extension for Magento. This means that we have extended the core functionality of the Magento E-commerce shopping cart so that it can handle rentals.

There are many other Magento modules / extensions available besides our rental booking software extension. These Magento extensions do things like integrate social networks, payment systems, shipping systems, customer relationship management systems, and many other features that would take too long to list here.

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Pricing (1)

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We list out all of our pricing on our pricing page. The pricing listed there is the real final price. You can choose either our fixed price, or monthly leased plan.

Our rental system is a plug-in to the free and open source Magento Community Edition. There is no licensing cost or extra fee to use it. So to know your monthly or yearly cost, you have:

  • License fee for Sales Igniter Rental System (basic is $499) – lifetime license
  • Your web hosting cost. You may host with us ($25/month or $250/year) or with your preferred Magento compatible web host. Your web host is what holds your files and runs our rental system. If you use our monthly leased this is already included in the monthly price.
  • Decide if you want to subscribe to updates/support after the included free support/update time (3 months with basic, 1 year with pro / ultimate). This cost $199/year if you choose to continue. This is completely optional and not required. If you use our monthly leased this is already included in the monthly price.
  • If you accept credit cards online directly (and not via Paypal) then you will want to get a merchant account. This is the same for any online business and not a fee collected by us. Typically these start around $25/month and they will collect a % on each transaction.

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Programming Customization (3)

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The recommended way is to add a link on your website that says something like “online bookings” and it links to the Sales Igniter rental booking website. It is also possible to iframe the Sales Igniter rental booking site to your existing site, but this is a bit more difficult and requires the help of a web developer.

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We do not provide custom development services. Having a good Magento developer to help you customize or manage your site is a great idea if you want to go beyond the included functionality of our module. You can also use a developer to enhance your site, change around the design, apply security patches, do upgrades, etc.

Developers usually charge by the hour or project. If by the hour – they can use a time tracking tool like upwork.com or Time Doctor. To price your project first make a detailed description called a request for proposal of what you need, add screenshots marked up if possible using a screenshot markup tool like Awesome screenshot.com or similar. After your initial project is done other work you can usually just pay them by the hour to do what you need.

Important note: Make sure your developer does customizations for your rental system without changing the core files so that your rental module can be upgraded easily. For more info please see our programming guidelines.

Here are a few resources:

1. Paul Ryazanov Email: paul.ryazanov@gmail.com skype: pavel.ryazanov / p: 415-992-7667 reasonable rates and has good references from clients.

2. Post your project to Upwork. Make sure to choose Magento Certified Developers or highly rated Magento developers with good experience: https://www.upwork.com/ don’t just hire the cheapest one make sure they have good feedback and specialize in Magento. Good developers in developing countries are around $16 – $40/hour and developers in USA or similar will be around $40 – $150/hour.

3. You can also find over 100+ Magento certified partners here: Magento Partners Directory

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Yes. Our rental system is 100% open source and you are free to modify it as you wish. If you hire a developer look for a Magento developer. Magento is PHP / MySQL based. We have a small programming guide available, and it should be made very clear to your developer not to modify directly the rental system source code, rather to use a local module so that if you want to upgrade your rental system later your custom changes will not be overwritten. Magento is very developer friendly in this regard and it’s possible to do modifications and keep them seperate.

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Service & Support (1)

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If you purchase our regular license you get 3 months of updates and support included. With pro and ultimate you get 1 year. After that support & updates is $250/year for our rental module and for the RFQ module it is $125/year. Support and updates includes:

  • Access to the latest version of the module you purchased (rental system or rfq module)
  • Support tickets for any bugs or issues
  • Help with questions you have on how the system works

What support & updates does not include:

  • We do not provide support for localhost environments, you must provide us ftp access
  • Customizations
  • Fixing issues or conflicts with other Magento extensions or modules. If another extension conflicts, we will analyze it for a few minutes, and if there is a quick fix we will do it, but if not you will need to hire a developer to help you.
  • Fixing theme or template conflicts – we do provide best effort help though, but if it’s because of a special module the theme uses (like one page checkout or ajax add to cart) extra billed time may be necessary
  • Phone support & live training

We can help you with the issues above like fixing a conflict with some other extension, design themes, and phone support but it is billed hourly.

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Theme & Design (3)

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Yes. Most templates/themes (95%) work out of the box just fine. Included with support/updates is up to 1/2 hour of time to help you get your theme working if it doesn’t out of the box. Theme issues that may need extra time are:

1) ajax add to cart modules (usually these can be turned off if not compatible, but many already work with no changes)

2) Some themes add homepage featured products and these are hardcoded to use a simple product price rather than a call to the magento getPrice(). If changes are needed for this beyond the included 1/2 hour it would need to be billed

3) Some themes remove default Magento functionality from the product page (bad programming techniques). Most themes do not, but if yours does it may need customization time to fix.

Our rental module has been installed into a variety of themes including Plaza Themes, Ultimo, and many from Theme Forest without issue. If we find any themes that are not compatible because they are very poorly coded we will list them here: 

Venus Themes – these usually cause issues and we like to avoid them

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The basic theme included with the regular package can be seen below. This has some banners added to it, categories, and products. It also has some content in the CMS for the homepage.

Magento Basic Theme With Products

Here is how the basic theme looks with no products or categories:

Magento Basic Theme Rental System

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For the pro design template we use the Ultimo Theme, you can check it out here: https://themeforest.net/item/ultimo-fluid-responsive-magento-theme/3231798 You can see the different variations and chose one from: http://ultimo.infortis-themes.com/demo/select-demo/

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Web Hosting (7)

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The server currently has php 5.3, 5.5, and 7.0 available. Here is how to use them. 

For web files

In the .htaccess file of your main public_html folder put at the beginning: 

For php 7.0: AddHandler application/x-httpd-php7 .php

For php 5.5: AddHandler application/x-httpd-php55 .php

For php 5.3: AddHandler application/x-httpd-php53 .php

For command line / SSH

Command line defaults to an older version 5.3 of php. To make it use the newer ones edit the .bashrc file which is above the public_html folder (default location when logging into ssh). 

now edit this file at the end put: 

for php 7.0: alias php=’/usr/local/lsws/lsphp7030/bin/php’

for php 5.5: alias php=’/usr/local/lsws/lsphp5538/bin/php’

For cron jobs

Use the same paths as above to reach the version of php needed. So for Magento 2 for example that needs php 7 the first part of the cron job should be the php path:

php 7.0: /usr/local/lsws/lsphp7030/bin/php

php 5.5: /usr/local/lsws/lsphp5538/bin/php

 

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SPF and DKIM are ways to make sure that email sent from your email address really comes from you and not some spam server. We recommend enabling this in your cpanel and it will also improve your chances of not getting marked as spam. To do so go to cpanel > authentication and from there click the enable buttons next to SPF and DKIM

spf

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We recommend you always use the secure version of email sending and receiving which will encrypt your email username/password and email contents.

Here are the settings to use, and screenshots taken from Outlook 2013 (but similar settings should work no matter what email program you use).

Adding or Editing Email Account

You can also find these same settings in your cpanel > email settings > next to your email address click “Set up mail client”

Go to file > account settings > account & social network settings > account settings

email_a

Add a new one, or edit your existing

email_b

Manual setup

email_c

General settings:

email_1

Incoming & Outgoing server: itweb4.itwebexperts.com

 

Username: your email address

Password: your password

More settings outgoing server tab

email_2

My outgoing SMTP server requires authentication: Checked

same settings as incoming server: selected

Advanced settings tab

email_3

POP port: 995

IMAP port: 993

SMTP port: 465 if SSL or 587 if TLS

Checkbox: This server requires an encrypted connection (checked)

Use the following type of encrypted connection: Choose SSL or TLS but make sure the outgoing port matches (see ports above to use)

Troubleshooting Connection Issues

If You Are Using Windows 7

For pci compliance tls v1.0 had to be disabled, but windows 7 does not support it by default. If you are having issues connecting to the email server with messages like: Log onto incoming mail server (IMAP): General authentication failed. None of the authentication methods supported by your IMAP server (if any) are supported on this computer.

Try this: Windows Update & Registry Tweak for TLS V1.1s make sure you have this update installed, and then scroll down on this page to the “Easy Fix” section and download and install the registry tweak. After it is installed reboot your computer.

If you still have issues, try installing Thunderbird for the email client instead of Outlook, it seems to be more up to date for email encryption standards.

 

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Magento 2 has different web hosting requirements than Magento 1.9. Usually value priced web host will not provide the performance needed to host a Magento website. We recommend a Magento specialized web host. We offer this service, or you can try Nexcess or Mage Mojo. Higher priced Host Gator or Siteground plans will also work as long as you get SSH access.

Please do not use Amazon AWS or similar unless you have a lot of experience setting up servers – we do not include install to Amazon AWS in our install package.

Hosting Requirements:

  • PHP 5.6+
  • MySQL 5.6+
  • PHP extensions: bc-math, curl, gd / ImageMagick 6.3.7 (or later), intl, mbstring, mcrypt, mhash, openssl, PDO/MySQL, SimpleXML, soap, xml, xsl, zip, json, iconv
  • It is highly recommended to use a web host that gives you shell / ssh access

More info: http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.0/install-gde/system-requirements-2.0-tech.html

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DNS is the domain name server for your domain name. This points your domain name to use a certain server to host your website. To update your DNS you go to where you registered your domain name (for example GoDaddy, Network Solutions, Namecheap, etc.) and login. After logging in there should be a place to manage your domain name. From there edit the nameservers for your domain. Our nameservers are:

ns1.itwebexperts.com
ns2.itwebexperts.com

After that please let us know what domain name you set to use our web hosting so we can make sure it’s setup. You can add it yourself if you want in cpanel > parked domains. If you want your Magento site to use your domain name set it in system > configuration > web > unsecure url and secure url section. Here are a couple youtube videos for popular registrars:
How To update GoDaddy DNS
How To update Network Solutions DNS

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To run our rental software the requirements are basically the same as they are to run Magento. Here are what they are:

  • PHP 5.3+
  • MySQL
  • Ioncube loader for PHP
  • PHP Extensions needed: PDO_MySQL, simplexml, mcrypt, hash, GD, DOM, iconv, curl

Please note that low cost hosting providers may not provide good speed – try our hosting, Nexcess, or a higher priced Host Gator or Siteground plan.

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SSL may seem difficult to setup, but it’s really quite easy. Don’t fall for companies that charges lots of money to setup SSL. You will need a few things to setup SSL:

  1. An SSL certificate. SSL certificates do not need to be that expensive. The cheap $10/year ones are just fine, and offer the same level of encryption as even the $699/year ones do. If you pay lots of money, you are just paying for the name brand appeal of having say a “Verisign” branded SSL certificate.
  2. A CSR or Certificate Signing Request generated from your web host. If you are hosting with us, you can go to your cpanel > ssl/tls manager to generate your CSR. Then you can copy and paste it to the place where you buy your SSL. if the SSL place asks for server type, choose cpanel from the drop down choices, or Apache if cpanel is not available as an option.

Where can you get SSL certificates? Our personal favorite is http://www.namecheap.com/ssl-certificates.aspx the Comodo and Geotrust $9 – $10 a year ones are fine.

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“I started working with Kevin in January 2014. Before that point I had no luck in finding a complete rental solution. Although it sounds simple the rental process is very complex. In our case we used it for audio video and lighting rentals and it worked great. The equipment we rent is expensive and we have to make sure we are protected.

“I am not a huge fan of Magento but Sales Igniter is a very user friendly booking software for rental equipment. If I ever have a problem it is taken care immediately. Thank you so much Sales Igniter for helping my business grow!”

“Magento and Sales Igniter have been with us from day one of CameraRenting.com Kevin Javitz has always been helpful and attentive with any and all of our needs. Thanks for the continued support!”

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Jennifer Klasch

“The product is exactly what I needed to rent my wedding inventory online. The customer service rep, Kevin, was extremely patient with me. He walked through everything I needed to do to get it up and running. He even helped with my external problems that had nothing to do with him. Believe me, I bugged him a lot and he was always kind and willing to help. I would definitely recommend this software to everyone.”

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Piotr Gryko

“We’ve been using the Calendar Rental plugin for over a year now and are extremely pleased with the results. We purchased the plugin with a 1-year support package and have been pleased to to see the module updated several times during this period with extra functionality and features.
Magento is not a turn-key solution i.e. expecting everything to work instantly out of the box.
There will always be bugs when multiple plugins are applied and a custom template added. It makes up for it, by being extremely powerful, flexible, adaptable and free for the community edition.
Magento is a large and complicated platform, the rental module saved me a considerable amount of time (compared to developing a similar module myself) and allowed us to launch a rental site rapidly.
Kevin was extremely helpful with debugging and support.
In summary, I am happy with the module and strongly recommend it.”

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JennaW

“We recently used SalesIgniter for a client’s rental site. It worked as described, and was easy for our Developers to install. The only ‘bug’ we ran into so far was a conflict with the 3rd party theme, which was quick to resolve (and that type of conflict is typical). This was in a Magento CE 1.9 store (there was no option for that in the menu) with very minimal customizations so far. If you are running into issues with your store’s customizations, a Magento Certified Developer might be able to help diagnose the issue(s) quickly. Each Magento store is unique and conflicts with other extensions could occur that need to be resolved.”

Beth

“Kevin, I just wanted to say how much we LOVE the new update. In particular, the calendar on the dashboard is a lifechanger for us!! We were creating something like that manually to help schedule our work, and it was a painful, slow process. Also love the ability to alter rental dates, and the new pricing options. Thank you very much for getting this update out!”

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Abe

I would very highly recommend Sales Igniter Software. We tried various companies including companies outside the USA and they were all a waste of time and money. Their rental backend is very reliable. Their customer service is absolutely outstanding. We needed a lot of revisions and addition and it was very capably handled. Regular upgrades and speed updates were very readily handled (including moving our hosting plan 3 time at no cost). I have absolutely NO HESITATION in recommending Sales Igniter Software and especially Kevin who handled our project. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.”

“I told my web developers that this program is awesome and that for other businesses who inquire they should really give you guys a looksie before spending thousands elsewhere. This rental system has been a lifesaver for me. It’s been working perfectly..absolutely perfectly…”

Matthew Bruce

Kevin and his team have been instrumental in helping me launch my camera rental store, www.lenslends.com.The features that he built into his module exactly line up with what we need to get going:
–Easy, accurate inventory management
–Easy send and receive
The module is highly customization, and Kevin and his team produce excellent results from custom development as well.

Live Sound Audio

This product was perfect for my audio rental business. Being on the novice side I probably needed more assistance than normal to get it setup. Kevin was great to work with. The training was customized for my situation and he responded promptly and offered helpful suggestions answering my usage questions that saved me tons of time as I completed the product entries and figured out functionality.
Everything operates exactly as promised with no bugs and it has worked perfectly since day one. My only regret is that I didn’t find this product sooner.

Katerina

If you are looking to run a rental website, look no further! The extension comes with all the features you will need to run a rental website. But, just in case there isn’t a feature already available, the extension can be customized to fit your needs.
Kevin, the developer, is great to work with and very responsive. We wanted to get rid of the reservations calendar – no problem, Kevin made it happen. We wanted to give our customers the ability to extend their rental periods – Kevin made it happen. We wanted to have our customers be able to renew their items without ever having to open an account – Kevin made it happen. We are yet to come up with any request that he is not able to fulfill! And, all of our requests have always been fulfilled in a timely manner.
We would definitely recommend this extension and Kevin to anyone looking to run a rental website (well, may be not our competitors!)

Russell Eggleston

Our company does sound production and rentals. Before this software became available, we tried pretty much every SAAS option and other online rental solution out there hoping it would work for us… Once we found this one, all of our needs were filled. It was a huge relief to know that high quality online rental software exists in an affordable package.
Highly recommended!

Christophe

“We started a very difficult project couples months ago with Sales Igniter and they exceeded all my expectations, I’m very specific and perfectionist on what I want and the response from the Sales Igniter team was an amazing, what I love the most is their flexibility and the understanding of what you need. My next project will be without hesitation with Sales Igniter.

Thank you again for the great service!"

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