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How responsive would you be if someone tried to sell you their services in a language you couldn’t understand, or in poorly written English littered with spelling and grammar errors?
You don’t have to wonder; a BBC article estimates the losses for poorly presented e-commerce sites in the millions. It doesn’t matter whether you are selling to ethnic markets in the US. (30% of the population and over $1 trillion in purchasing power) or to an overseas market where your product may be in high demand but has low visibility: the best way to sell your products and services to foreign markets is to communicate with consumers in their native language.
The broader your market base, the more financially resilient your company can be. Translation and localization can open up new markets around the world or right on your doorstep. Expanding your target market provides the biggest return on investment by offering an increase in sales at low cost. Whether your local economy is in a downturn or humming along, translation attracts more sales as customers for your company’s goods or services may still be spending in another area of the world. You could also be losing ethnic markets at home to a competitor who chooses to reach out to clients in a culturally meaningful way!
Even if you do not have a product or service that can be sold on worldwide markets, you can still benefit from translation services. It’s easy to create goodwill with business cards, presentation handouts, or company information translated into the language of the international business representatives whom you meet.
Communication within multinational companies, as well as to existing and potential customers, is critical in a world connected by the cloud and social media: people want to stay informed. The market today must be addressed via media that is not only social, but accounts for cultural differences.
Newsletters keep employees and shareholders up to date on the company’s strategy. Advertising tells consumers when a company is doing something special, like promotions or discounts. Even when sales have slowed because a business involves big-ticket items, advertising keeps the company in the public mind.
Each language in which you are not communicating means millions of potential customers who don’t know about you. This is even more true online, where some estimates are that English speakers account for only 35 percent of the world’s online population. It’s time to calculate the number of potential customers you could be converting to sales in new markets. If the expected earnings are greater than the cost of translation, you are losing money by not localizing!
Over 100 Languages
International Contact, Inc. works in more than 100 languages, delivering the same quality and intention of your English materials.
These are languages we have translated into/from in over 30 years in business.
See a language you’ve never heard of? Click on the name to learn about it on Wikipedia.
Is the language you are looking for not on the list? Our proprietary system allows us to develop the resources to handle most languages; please contact us with your request.