5 questions with Bodybuilding.com about e-commerce website translation

5 questions with Bodybuilding.com about e-commerce website translation

Bodybuilding.com holds the distinction of being the world’s largest online fitness website. A couple of years ago, folks there noticed that about 25 percent of its revenue came from international markets despite the site only being in one language. That signaled a need for e-commerce website translation.

As their partner in localization, we’ve worked together to adapt their online store for Brazil. To relay some of the important takeaways, we interviewed Carrie Fischer, localization program manager at Bodybuilding.com, to get her perspective on the experience. read more…

[Video] 3 critical characteristics of life sciences translation vendors

[Video] 3 critical characteristics of life sciences translation vendors

When lives are at stake, staying up-to-date is critical. Companies in the life sciences industry know this fact all too well. Finding a translation vendor that shares this desire to stay ahead of the curve can sometimes be a challenge. Clio Schils, vice president of global life sciences at Sajan, shares three vital characteristics that translation vendors must have if they focus heavily on the life sciences industry.

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5 ways translation proxy delivers fast website translation

5 ways translation proxy delivers fast website translation

If you’re planning to roll out your website in new markets, I would guess speed is a major factor. Because, of course, we’re talking about how quickly you can start realizing greater revenue from your website, the digital door to the world of customers out there.

You’ve got a few choices when it comes to how you translate your website. But there’s a way to get high speed and high quality: translation proxy technology.

Here are my top five ways this automation-enabled method puts your company on the fast track to a multilingual website. Without sacrificing quality. read more…

3 reasons why website proxy technology suits e-commerce sites

3 reasons why website proxy technology suits e-commerce sites

With e-commerce sales worldwide predicted to reach $2.356 trillion by 2018 (eMarketer), it’s a safe bet that website translation will top more companies’ priority lists. If this is the case for you, I’d like to make you aware of a simpler approach to website translation in the form of website proxy technology.

If you’re scratching your head in puzzlement as to what I mean by website proxy technology, I humbly point you in the direction of this lightning-quick video and this article.

Now I’ll talk about the top three reasons why this technology can be your multilingual website’s best friend (or rather, yours). Oh, and by the way: While I’m focusing on e-commerce sites today, keep in mind that it’s a great fit for other types of websites as well. read more…

Are Friday the 13th and Valentine’s Day global holidays?

Are Friday the 13th and Valentine’s Day global holidays?

As many of you already know, today is the illustrious Friday the 13th, a day recognized as unlucky by North American and European folks alike. While Americans equate this day with scary movies and hapless happenstance, certain countries deem other days as marked by misfortune.

Take my adopted home country, Spain, for example. It’s actually Tuesday the 13th on which some of us huddle in our houses and refuse to do anything risky. Read more about the day of disrepute in my other blog post.

And this year, we’re faced with the paradoxical situation of having Friday the 13th come right before Valentine’s Day, another significant day that’s recognized in other countries. On that (love) note, let’s explore how a few other countries celebrate the day of amorous ardor.

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