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07:46 Feb 22, 2001
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English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: to upsell
Any suggestions for the translation of the term to upsell (definition below)

Upsell means a situation where a customer is probably about to buy, but you sell something extra at that time. For example a bigger screen, more memory, a longer service & support contract. It can mean going back to the customer at a later date and selling something extra for that particular product, but 9 times out of ten it means selling more at the same time than perhaps the customer had originally talked or thought about.
Michaela Moosbrugger
Local time: 20:37

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Kerstin Hehl
nahöher verkaufenUschi (Ursula) Walke
naZusatzverkauf / Ergänzungsverkaufsamsi
Madeleine van Zanten



24 mins

It sounds awkward, I know, but if it was the buyer, you would talk about a "Zusatzkauf"

Madeleine van Zanten
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55 mins

So for
example, rather than asking for an "upsell rate" (which might even get
you a response like, "what's that?"), instead try to book a room at a
moderate hotel you know is already full. Sometimes, you'll be offered
a deluxe room at just a bit more than a moderate hotel normally costs.
That's an "upsell."

Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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6 hrs
Zusatzverkauf / Ergänzungsverkauf

You're selling a computer with a 15" monitor for $1.200. You tell people they can upgrade to a 17" monitor for only $ 200 more, that's upselling.
You buy something, and get a "Zusatz", or an "Ergänzung".
In English it does sound much prettier!!
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6 hrs
höher verkaufen

the customer buys the product he/she wanted, but of a higher quality and at a higher price as intended.

Uschi (Ursula) Walke
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23 hrs

Bin mir zwar nicht sicher, wie ich das Verb übersetzen würde, aber zumindest für das Substantiv greift im Deutschen der Begriff "Upsell" vor allem im Marketing immer mehr um sich.

Kerstin Hehl
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