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English translation: distribution costs

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French term or phrase:frais d'approche
English translation:distribution costs
Entered by: jgal
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00:58 Jul 27, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: frais d'approche
I found the definition of this French term in "Le grand Dictionnaire terminologique" but the translation is not given.
Does somebody know the English term expressing that idea?

frais d'approche n. m. pl.
Dépenses diverses nécessitées pour amener un produit de son point d'achat ou de fabrication à son point d'utilisation ou de vente. Ex. Frais de transport, d'assurance et de manutention, paiement de taxes diverses et rémunération de certains services concourant à l'acheminement des marchandises tels que courtage, transit, etc.
I found "market access costs" in Le Robert & Collins du management but I don't think it expresses this concept.

I thank you in advance,

Regards,
Nathalie Moulard
Local time: 05:59
distribution costs
Explanation:
distribution costs is the term usually used.

Here are a few examples:

"Dissecting Distribution Costs

Determining which expenses are straining the budget is often just as
difficult as making cutbacks. "

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jgal
Local time: 05:59
Grading comment
I think your solution corresponds the best to my context. I thank you very much for your help.

Best regards,

Nathalie
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +3distribution costs
jgal
nacost of bringing the product to market
Germaine A Hoston
namarketing costs; coût de marketing
lefoque
naShipping and handling costsGerardP
naDelivery costs.
Dave Simons


  

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11 mins peer agreement (net): +3
distribution costs


Explanation:
distribution costs is the term usually used.

Here are a few examples:

"Dissecting Distribution Costs

Determining which expenses are straining the budget is often just as
difficult as making cutbacks. "




    Reference: http://www.bestreview.com/lh/1999-05/dissecting.html
    Reference: http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/meet/rev_est/stoner2/sld009.htm
jgal
Local time: 05:59
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 897
Grading comment
I think your solution corresponds the best to my context. I thank you very much for your help.

Best regards,

Nathalie

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: dsitribution cover sdelivery too
4 hrs

agree  BOB DE DENUS
5 hrs

agree  Rita Cavaiani
3 days 18 hrs
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49 mins
Delivery costs.


Explanation:
At least that's what my colleagues always used to call them. Delivery costs are calculated on a one-by-one basis rather than as part of the global corporate expenditure. In the latter case you probably would say distribution costs.

Dave Simons
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6 hrs
Shipping and handling costs


Explanation:
Usually used to cover all the costs to have a product from the provider to the end user or customer

GerardP
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1 day 8 hrs
marketing costs; coût de marketing


Explanation:
I think this is synonymous with coût de marketing:
ensemble des activités en rapport avec le marché et le transfert des marchadises du producteur vers le consommateur, entre autres; étude du marché, étude commercial d'un projet, achat, vente, stockage, transport, normalisation, financement.

dictionnaire de l'anglais éconoique et commercial

lefoque
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3 days 18 hrs
cost of bringing the product to market


Explanation:
I think that distribution or marketing costs might be too narrow. This expression is sufficiently broad to cover all the items mentioned in the dictionary citation you mention. It can include everything from publicity to the more narrow shipping and handling costs, and is more in keeping with the French usage.

Germaine A Hoston
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