EGAN Medical Website Now Available in 44 Languages Thanks to Translation Widget
EGAN Medical is pleased to announce that the medical equipment, supply, maternity care and nutritional supplement retailer now offers a full site (and/or single page) language translation widget which is capable of translating the entire website (or just a single page if that’s all that is needed) into nearly four-dozen languages (44 in all) spanning the entire globe.
The site translator is located on every page of the website just above the categories in the left-side navigation column. As visitors scroll down to look at the full selection of products, read a product description in-full or watch a product video, the translator will remain in approximately the same position it had been in relative to the site relative to the monitor, sliding downward as the visitor scrolls down so that it’s always in view. The translator widget can be moved by clicking down and holding the mouse button (left button for PC users) and dragging the widget to the desired location.
With an ever-expanding international customer base, including now customers in more than 40 different countries from every inhabited continent across the globe, EGAN Medical CEO Peter Egan stated in a news release that the company “owed it” to its non-English speaking customers to offer translation services that would enable them to read the contents of the website and individual products, shipping terms and so forth in their native tongues, whatever they happen to be.
“We value all of our customers, regardless of where on this planet they happen to have been born or wherever they happen to reside”, said Egan.
“We have customers in at least as many countries as we offer language translations (44), although I’d have to check our records to get the exact number. We’ve got customers in all 50 U.S. States, a strong customer base in Canada, Western Europe has a number of customers in each respective country, and we’ve got a surprisingly high number of customers in Middle Eastern countries. Occasionally, we’ll even receive an order from places such as Russia, China, India, Western Europe and Latin America. We have a number of customers in South Africa, leaving South America as the only continent from which we’ve only received a few orders. We’re definitely hoping that offering full-site translation into both Spanish and Portuguese will help open up the South American markets to our fine products”, Egan added.
EGAN Medical’s extensive line of maternity supports makes up a plurality if not a majority of the company’s international sales. That being said, it should come as little surprise that the most commonly purchased products among customers residing outside of the United States are the V2 Supporter (a support for vulvar varicosities), the Prenatal Cradle and Best Cradle (adjustable Prenatal Cradle), respectively, according to the company CEO.
The only potential caveat is that anyone viewing the site on a mobile device will have to switch over to the full site (some refer to this as the ‘desktop version’), as the translator widget does not appear on the mobile optimized site. Nonetheless, the full site isn’t hard to navigate when accessed from a mobile device, and many customers actually prefer the full-featured site to the mobile site regardless of the type of device used to access the EGAN Medical website and online store.
While the main EGAN Medical website and online store (www.EganMedical.com) can be fully translated into literally dozens of languages including but not limited to Spanish, French, German, Russian, Japanese and even Arabic (plus 38 additional languages), the feature has not yet been made available on the official EGAN Medical blog (this website/blog), or for that matter any of the company’s older blogs and social platforms.
There is a plan to implement either the same or a similar feature at this, the official company blog. However it remains unclear if other EGAN web presences will eventually don a translator, an uncertainty which includes among others the EGAN Medical Blogspot, WordPress and Tumblr blog presences.