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20:47 Feb 24, 2006
English to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Human Resources / Compensation plan
English term or phrase: up sold
All accounts, existing and new, that are up sold to new services and/or committed fees by the AE will be subject to a new and separate NAR clock

AE means Account Executive & NAR means New Account Revenue

I am not sure about the "up sold" bit

Could someone reword the sentence for me or explain it please?


Thanks in advance
Michel A.
Local time: 07:59
English translation:[explanation below]
Explanation:
To "upsell" means to sell a customer different and more expensive services than those they have originally requested. For example, if a woman goes into *Bath & Body Works* and comes to a salesperson with a bar of lavender soap, and that salesperson responds by asking the customer if she would like to also purchase the lavender body wash and bath crystals for an extra $15, this is an example of "upselling".

See references.



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Note added at 41 mins (2006-02-24 21:29:08 GMT)
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Michel:
Please see NancyLynn's comment re glossary entry, should you end up selecting my answer as most helpful.
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Robert Forstag
United States
Local time: 07:59
Grading comment
OK, that was my first understanding the standard meaning of up-selling, but the whole sentence does not make sense for me!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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[explanation below]


Explanation:
To "upsell" means to sell a customer different and more expensive services than those they have originally requested. For example, if a woman goes into *Bath & Body Works* and comes to a salesperson with a bar of lavender soap, and that salesperson responds by asking the customer if she would like to also purchase the lavender body wash and bath crystals for an extra $15, this is an example of "upselling".

See references.



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Note added at 41 mins (2006-02-24 21:29:08 GMT)
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Michel:
Please see NancyLynn's comment re glossary entry, should you end up selecting my answer as most helpful.


    Reference: http://www.smithfam.com/news/nov01x.html
    Reference: http://www.cob.fsu.edu/jmi/articles/upselling.asp
Robert Forstag
United States
Local time: 07:59
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
OK, that was my first understanding the standard meaning of up-selling, but the whole sentence does not make sense for me!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  NancyLynn: great, but could you change your answer to something like Sell a customer different and more expensive services (to avoid Explanation below in the glossary) thanks!
2 mins
  -> Duly noted. Thank you.

agree  Alexander Demyanov
6 mins
  -> Thanks, Alex.

agree  Victor Potapov
15 mins
  -> Thanks, Victor.

agree  Dahlia Ferrer: Robert hit the mark exactly
15 mins
  -> Thank you, Dahlia.

agree  ugrankar
2 hrs

agree  Isodynamia
3 hrs

agree  Rebecca Barath
8 hrs

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
1 day11 hrs
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