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FARFETCH is a global technology platform that connects creators, curators, and consumers of high-end fashion. Launched in 2008, FARFETCH has been at the forefront of the luxury industry’s shift towards ecommerce. Whether it’s a Gucci bag or Prada suit, FARFETCH aims to find and deliver these items, wherever the customer may be. The FARFETCH marketplace has more than 1,350 brands and luxury retailers on its platform and ships to customers across more than 190 countries.
Given the company’s global reach and customer focus, localization plays a vital role in its operations. Nimdzi spoke with Alex Katsambas, Head of Linguistic Services at FARFETCH, to gain some insight into the company’s localization strategy and processes.
An inherent appreciation of the value of localization: with a CEO and key stakeholders who applaud localization, the team doesn’t need to fight for buy-in or support.
Strategically selected job titles: FARFETCH’s experts are responsible for so much more than translating content, and job titles were carefully chosen to reflect that.
External support from an expert team of ‘permalancers’, freelancers, and a Language Services Provider (LSP) helps the team manage their fluctuating workload.
An optimistic but cautious approach to machine translation (MT): the team is currently assessing how MT might be incorporated to assist them in the future.
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Pleo is a European fintech company specializing in expense and spend management solutions. It empowers employees to make work-related purchases while ensuring that their companies maintain control over all spending. Using breakthrough technology and commercial cards, Pleo eliminates the need for expense reports, reduces administrative complexity, and simplifies bookkeeping. The company serves clients in 16 locales across Europe and operates in 11 languages, thanks to its localization team.As a European fintech company that specializes in expense and spend management solutions, Pleo empowers employees to purchase the things they need for work while ensuring that their companies maintain full control over all spending. With the help of breakthrough technology and commercial cards, Pleo eliminates expense reports, reduces administrative complexity, and simplifies bookkeeping. With a presence throughout Europe, the company serves clients in 11 languages across 16 locales thanks to its localization team.