A look at unbeatable prices, top quality, young and dynamic companies...
Marketing prattle is one of the translation style options we offer clients, not a gimmick we use to increase our sales.
We are not a “young and dynamic company”. Our prices are not “unbeatable”. We don’t necessarily offer “top quality”.We must confess that the idea of competing in any of the increasingly popular "webpage beauty contests" never even crossed our mind! It's not because we fear competition: honestly, we cannot help but think we are rather cute. TheForeignFriend is composed of people who firmly believe that substance is inherently more important than “looks".
“Pay what you want, when you want, and if you want!” It sure sounds good, but is it true?In a world where a company can give customers anything they want at whatever price they wish to pay, ignore cash flow, and borrow money without worrying when or how to pay it back....of course it would be true! Can a business truly be run this way?
Let's try again: “Pay what you want, when you want, and however much you want – offer only valid for orders placed while Mars is aligned with Saturn during the next galactic storm-” Not quite the same thing is it? There they are: the clauses in fine print or hidden somewhere in the endless list of general conditions! The international markets recently stumbled into a crevice of oceanic dimensions thanks to the instable conditions clauses of this very type created in the supply/demand system. The world’s economy unfortunately is yet to recover from this stumble and it can only succeed - as many experts stated in the early days of the crisis - if companies manage to restructure themselves and forego relying on such levers... And we have undertaken to heed this call!
TheForeignFriend rejects such sales strategies: our job is to offer you a choice, not to make you choose an offer! We don't intend to waste even a single Euro on making ourselves seem “loftier” than our competition: we focus all our efforts on making customers know and feel that we stand by their side, not that we are "above" competition. That’s right: let others obsess about growth, we are interested in building relationships!
That is why we are “TheForeignFriend” and not the “Best Translation in the world”: friendship – far more than any other relationship – is based on substance; you can choose your friends and, should they prove to be otherwise, you can drop them at any time without any consequences!