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  Sarah Siwak

Translated user reviews are a gold mine for ecommerce. Here’s why.

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Amazing conversion rates. Better customer engagement. Better retention and loyalty. For all of the traditional marketing and advertising your team does, user-generated content like reviews and comments are doing a lot of heavy lifting for you (or can, if you …

  Megan Waters

Faces of Gengo: Justin

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Acting on a whim, Justin started taking Japanese classes while at university. His teacher encouraged him to spend one year in Japan, and now, many years later and fluent in the language, this Face of Gengo translates from Japanese to …

  Sarah Siwak

Essential tips for global ecommerce in the holiday season

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This is the second post in a two-part series. Read the first part here.

For ecommerce companies, the holidays call for extra care with shipping and logistics. Global companies like Amazon, Alibaba and Rakuten are already expanding seasonal …

  Sarah Siwak

Why you should sell internationally during the holidays

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This is the first post in a two-part series. Read the second part here.

If you’re not selling overseas during this year’s holiday season, you’re missing out.

While the online holiday shopping season in the US lasts from Thanksgiving …

  Tina Koyama

Announcing the Gengo Style Guide

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There’s a lot that goes into our brand outside of the familiar Gengo green.…

  Issam Zeibak

Gengo Pulse on Tech: API World + DataWeek

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Last month’s DataWeek conference and API World expo in San Francisco was full of interesting takeaways for developers. An event focused on discussing new approaches to and best practices behind data science, API design/strategy and more, the event is one …

  David Gilbert

Gengo-dō: Kamakura Hackathon

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Every six weeks, members of Gengo’s engineering team take a day off from their usual schedules to work on a project of their choosing away from the office. During these hackathons, we hope that the team will come up with ideas …

  Emily Benson

Gengo Pulse on Globalization: Startup Asia Tokyo 2014

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Last month at Tech in Asia’s Startup Asia Tokyo 2014 conference, companies from Japan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and beyond came to Tokyo to discuss the rise of startups in Asia. What are the disadvantages of being an Asia-based startup? …

  Megan Waters

Faces of Gengo: Sarah

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Sarah, our latest Face of Gengo, first dipped her toes into the translation world seven years ago when she started translating for friends after moving from her native England to Germany. Now a regular German to English translator and part-time …

  Robert Laing

Open Data: Quality

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Today, we’re happy to launch Open Data around Gengo’s translation quality for the first time. In translation especially, quality is a very subjective concept, but we’ve created a system around ensuring all translated content matches our standards and our customers’ …

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