Multi-Language & Currency Options


NextLevelObjects Language Translation System

NextLevelObjects can support an unlimited number of foreign languages. Three different options are avaialable for supporting foreign languages:
  1. The Google Language Translator Ajax API. This API converts a language from the base language to a foreign language using Google's Ajax technology. This quick and easy approach to web site translation allows a business to quickly sell their products in foreign markets. The downside of this approach is that the business is relying on Google to properly translate not just words, but meaning. While Google's language translation service may be technically correct, it may not be semantically correct (Google may not translate with the full meaning and understanding that the business intends or, the translation may be too literal or the sentences too stilted). Nevertheless, if a business is interested in entering foreign markets quickly and cheaply, and exacting language translation isn't critical to selling products, this makes for an effective approach.
  2. The NextLevelObjects Language Translator. This translator supports an unlimited number of languages and an unlimited number of translations. Using this approach a business defines a base language, and all translations occur from the base language. If the shopper shops in a foreign language, language translation occurs instantaneously with very low over-head, taking advantage of NextLevelObjects database. New languages and translations can be added at any time. Language translation is controlled by the retailer and is therefore technically and semantically correct.
  3. The third option is a hybrid of the first and second options. Under this scenario some information can be translated by Google, and other information is translated by the internal language translator. The retailer has complete discretion in determining which service does language translation.
NextLevelObjects Multi-Currency System

NextLevelObjects Multi-Currency System supports an unlimited number of international currencies. The retailer decides which currencies to support, and whether exchange rates should be updated manually or automatically (through an external service).

To use the multi-currency system, the retailer identifies a base currency. All internal transactions, all payment authorizations, and all database updates, are done in the base currency. When a shopper places an order, the price of the product is stored in the base currency, but the system captures the currency and exchange rate used for the transaction.

The retailer's customers see all their transactions in their desired currency. Even if exchange rates change, the system remembers the exchange rate that was in play when the customer made their purchase. Therefore, there isn't ever any confusion about the purchase price of a product even years after the date of purchase.

NextLevelObjects Multi-Language and Multi-Currency Systems increases the opportunities for international business for even the smallest retailers. It is extremely easy to use for both retailers and shoppers and can be up and available in minutes.