English translation: telesales/mail order companies

14:45 Apr 19, 2005
French to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Retail
French term or phrase: VADistes/VPCistes
VAD => vente à distance => distant selling
VPC => vente par correspondance => mail order

I know what they mean but can't find any translation.
No idea for "VADistes" ! I have found "vepecists" for VPCistes on Google (one hit!) but I really am not sure.
Any idea most welcome (possibly acronyms !)
Many thanks in advance.

Les solutions développées au sein de XXXX permettent aux entreprises de la Vente à Distance d'optimiser leurs actions d'acquisition, de rétention et de développer la valeur de leur base de données clients. Nous proposons un concept combinant la force des informations transactionnelles détenues par les ***VADistes*** et nos modèles d'analyses et de préconisations.

Créée par XXX, la société XXX s’est lancée en septembre 2000 sur le marché des fournitures et matériels de bureau des plus grandes marques pour les PME-PMI en se positionnant de façon agressive face aux grands ***VPCistes*** du secteur.
Local time: 14:56
English translation:telesales/mail order companies
seems a fairly safe bet to me
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telesales/mail order companies

seems a fairly safe bet to me

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agree  cchat: sounds Ok to me too.
47 mins
  -> thanks

agree  Charlie Bavington (X): agree that the solution to -"istes" is "companies". Think I prefer "distance selling" or similar, however, since not all of it is by phone; there's the internet, for one thing :-)
2 hrs
  -> Internet shopping - what an amazing concept! Should I patent it ;o) Joking aside I take your point on distance selling.

agree  Christopher RH: [x] all of the above
3 hrs
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