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English translation: Showcase shop

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Dutch term or phrase:Kijkshop
English translation:Showcase shop
Entered by: xxxjarry
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11:30 Feb 26, 2001
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
Dutch term or phrase: kijkshop
Doordat internet bijdraagt aan de polarisatie tussen winkelen en kopen zal de fysieke winkel in haar huidige vorm wel veranderingen ondergaan (wordt kijkshop). This sentence is part of a report on the property market in the Netherlands.
xxxjarry
South Africa
Local time: 11:50
showcase shop
Explanation:
I fully support the previous answers. In the UK we have similar 'real' shops such as Argos and Index, while there is also online shopping which serves a similar function. There seems to be no generic term to cover both the real and online types, which is why I would propose 'showcase shop' as a translation.
Good luck!
Selected response from:

Christopher Smith
United Kingdom
Grading comment
Spot on. While the other answers gave background information, yours provided what I was really looking for: the English equivalent, or at least a convincing English alternative. Many thanks.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
naCatalogue shop
Willemina Hagenauw
nashowcase shop
Christopher Smith
naon-line shop
Davorka Grgic
naKijkshop
Brigitte Gendebien
nazie onder
Carla Zwanenberg


  

Answers


9 mins
zie onder


Explanation:
Beste Jarry,

De "Kijkshop" is een winkelketen in Nederland die al vele jaren bestaat en een heel aparte manier van verkopen heeft. Op de site van de Kijkshop staat:

*Kijkshop is specialist in de zogenaamde "vitrineverkoop". Eenvoudiger gezegd: winkelen achter glas. Bijna alle 3500 artikelen die Kijkshop verkoopt, bevinden zich in vitrines. Kijkshoppen is dus ongestoord winkelen voor de laagste prijs . Wij hebben geen verkopers, wel inkopers, die voortdurend op zoek zijn naar aantrekkelijke aanbiedingen.

Bij de artikelen staat een kaartje met productinformatie, een artikelnummer en de verkoopprijs. Je noteert het artikelnummer op een aankoopbon en levert dit in bij de kassa. Je betaalt en je krijgt het artikel in de fabrieksverpakking mee naar huis. Simpel, efficiënt en vooral: goedkoop. Omdat Kijkshop lage kosten heeft, zijn de verkoopprijzen laag. Nu begrijp je onze slogan: glashard de laagste prijs.*

Ik weet niet of er een Engels of Amerilkaans equivalent van de Kijkshop bestaat (zal vast wel en misschien is er iemand die weet hoe het daar heet) maar het zal je nu in ieder geval duidelijk zijn wat er bedoeld wordt. Ik hoop dat het een beetje helpt,

Carla



    Reference: http://www.kijkshop.nl
Carla Zwanenberg
Netherlands
Local time: 11:50
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 187
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16 mins
Kijkshop


Explanation:
It seems to be the name of the retail chain (http://www.kijkshop.nl/)


Blue Fox also announces that its subsidiary Kenfil Distribution B.V. (Kenfil) has recently signed a number of contracts with software suppliers. These include contracts with Kijkshop, Take it Now, www.DeWinkel.nl and Web-Plaza. Kenfil will also be supplying marketing, product information and logistics services to all these customers.
[...]
Transactions
The contracts with retail chain Kijkshop makes Kenfil the exclusive supplier of CD-ROM software for this chain. Kenfil screens all products that may be interesting to Kijkshop customers and compiles the product range for the chain
(http://www.bluefox.nl/English/News/pressrelease11102000.htm)



    Reference: http://www.kijkshop.nl/
    Reference: http://www.telebyte.nl/~lkeyzers/kijkshop/index-kshp.htm
Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 11:50
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 79
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42 mins
on-line shop


Explanation:
That´s what it actually is.
Good luck.

Davorka



Davorka Grgic
Local time: 11:50
Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 254
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53 mins
showcase shop


Explanation:
I fully support the previous answers. In the UK we have similar 'real' shops such as Argos and Index, while there is also online shopping which serves a similar function. There seems to be no generic term to cover both the real and online types, which is why I would propose 'showcase shop' as a translation.
Good luck!

Christopher Smith
United Kingdom
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 304
Grading comment
Spot on. While the other answers gave background information, yours provided what I was really looking for: the English equivalent, or at least a convincing English alternative. Many thanks.
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55 mins
Catalogue shop


Explanation:
Kijkshop is a proper name for a chain of shops in Holland and can be compared to the English Argos shops. Catalogue shop would therefore be an appropriate translation.

Good Luck

Willemina

Willemina Hagenauw
Local time: 10:50
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 271
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