Review my translation company shortlist

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  1. danny156

    danny156 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hi,

    We are in the process of selecting a translation company to translate our Amazon UK listings into German, French, Italian and Spanish

    After doing quite a bit of research have selected a bit of a shortlist so was wanting other people to put in their 2 cents especially if they have any previous experience with these or other companies

    Something I gleaned from my research was the necessity for the translation to be ecommerce optimised rather than just translated as it might not work well keyword wise

    Pricing isn't much of an issue as we are after quality over value so are happy to put the spend in

    http://www.intercultural-elements.eu/ - is one of current favourites, saw them at Catalyst and were very impressive and are totally ecommerce specific meaning they will optimise for ecommerce. They also offer other services such as uploading direct to Amazon for us

    http://www.languagewire.com/ - another one of current favourites, again saw them at Catalyst and were also very impressive. They are not ecommerce specific which is a shame but do have a 30 minute translation option which would be ideal for customer support.

    http://www.translatemedia.com/ - probably 3rd favourite, saw them at IRX and were very on the ball but didn't come across as well as the above two as they aren't as specialised but seem the best other translation company I have found

    http://www.webcertain.com/ - seemed okay but just not as good as the others

    I have looked at some other companies but non really struck a chord

    So has anyone any experience or can review these or any other company that they can strongly recommend.. ??

    Additionally I want a company who can give a much more stable relationship and not be left in the lurch if they decide to stop or cannot manage it so I am NOT looking for an individual to do our translation, so please no plugs or self promotion, I am looking for useful critiques and information

    Thanks a lot

    Danny
     
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    Posted: Apr 10, 2013 By: danny156 Member since: Jan 11, 2011
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  2. Fatima1983

    Fatima1983 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi Danny

    Who did you decide to go with in the end and were they any good? I am looking for an agency that can do some work across the main European languages.....

    Fatima
     
    Posted: Jan 22, 2014 By: Fatima1983 Member since: Aug 13, 2012
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