Right around the same time as Chinese New Year, on 28th January, we decided to open a new office in Shanghai. As part of our growth initiatives for 2017, Day Translations is expanding our presence in this vast and beautiful land. But, what is it about China that makes it so appealing? So challenging and exciting at the same time?
As a company committed to fostering deeper understanding between cultures, we want to serve customers better all around the world. And China is becoming harder to ignore! We want to show our Chinese-speaking customers how deep our commitment is to them. We know the road to doing business in China can be rocky, but we’re ready for our Chinese adventure! Here are a few reasons why:
1. Mandarin Chinese is Spoken by The Most People
It’s no surprise that China is on the rise, but what still comes as a shock to some people is that English isn’t widely spoken there. Mandarin Chinese is spoken by over one billion people. That makes it the most spoken language in the whole world, in front of Spanish, Hindi and English. Sure, the Chinese people you know probably speak English to you in the street. But when it comes to visiting China, that’s a whole new ball game!
As this economic tiger continues to grow, there is wider demand for Chinese translation services. Chinese to English and English to Chinese are some of the most requested translations that we get every day. With more and more western businesses taking a chance and gaining a foothold in China, it makes sense to serve them better from a downtown Shanghai office.
So, if you need an interpreter for a corporate meeting or presentation, or someone to help you through the legal process and court hearings, count on us. We can send you a trained, native Mandarin Chinese interpreter to facilitate communications. Either at your location in Shanghai, our offices, or anywhere else in the country, with as little as 24 hours’ notice.
2. China is a Thriving Market for Technology
China has outdone all other countries in the world for the number of smartphone users since 2013. And now, China has the world’s largest app market. With revenues of over $25 billion in 2016, the money spent on apps is estimated to reach as much as $42 billion by 2020!
As a localization services provider, we can help companies and app developers to localize their website and mobile app for the Chinese market. Making use of local resources, we can help companies avoid the pitfalls that often lead to failure in this vast and fragmented market.
For example, did you know that most Chinese apps and websites are very cluttered to the western eye? They are often full of colors, images, links, and advertising, so you’ll need to modify yours accordingly to achieve success here.
You’ll need local, native speakers to ensure that your translations are correct, your audio messages right and that what you’re saying hits a nerve with your audience. We will help you smooth out the cultural, legal, competitive and other barriers between you and your Chinese customers.
3. We Love Embracing New Cultures
We’re committed to breaking down language barriers and improving global communication. The Chinese culture is one of the oldest and most fascinating in the world. From their dialects and celebrations, to their world-famous cuisine and thriving technical talent.
From the temples of Shaolin to the bustling streets of Shanghai or Beijing, there is something fascinating to uncover about China at every turn. We’re investing more resources into our Chinese operations to better serve our growing customer base in China. We’re also here to help businesses from all over the world to break into this dynamic market.
4. It’s Easier for Our Customers to Reach us from their own country
In the third quarter of 2016, we opened a new office in New Delhi, India. We have found that customers like dealing with businesses that have a strong local presence. We already offer 24/7 customer service, live chat and a maximum of 10 minutes waiting time for a quote. Our customer service is so exceptional, in fact, that we were recently mentioned in Forbes as a company that goes the extra mile.
In 2017 and beyond, we’re committed to establishing a foothold in more and more countries around the world, with a local phone number and office our customers can come and visit us in. It couldn’t be easier to do business with us, anywhere you are in the world. In the year of the Rooster, you can now find us in Shanghai, China. Watch out as we open more and more locations and keeping growing with our customers.