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If you sell online, do you sell internationally? Consider using this tool.

Posted Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at 11:22 AM

Probably 40% and sometimes more of or sales are international. Besides every day sales, our international folks can help with auctions as well. One of our items would have stopped around $900, but because a fellow in Italy wanted it, the price went over $1,300.

I have been considering an imbedded translator on both my web pages and also in the description of my items for sale on selling venues like eBay.

I like the idea of a translator built in, but when I use Google translate in my other businesses I often have to "fine tune" what is says.

To do that I copy and paste the translation back into Google and see how it comes out in English. Sometimes it is a little goofy so I choose other English words to see if the translator can be more accurate.

It usually works out eventually, but takes a little time so I will see how it works in a selling template. If it requires extra manipulating each time I list something different, which is most of the time, then I will reserve it for higher priced items.

Any thoughts?

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.