Vertriebsschiene

English translation: sales channel

17:19 May 25, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
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German term or phrase: Vertriebsschiene
This may be Austrian German. It is certainly talking about this outfit in Austria, which is "die zweite Vertriebsschiene in Österreich". It's the "schiene" bit that is a problem.
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English translation:sales channel
Explanation:
According to my Oxford Superlex, "Schiene" can be tacked onto words to mean "sector," as in "Nordschiene," "Südschiene" and "Rheinschiene." But here I think it's more like "sales channel," as the use of "Vertriebsschiene" on the following page suggests: http://www.siller.de/msiller/bewerbung/Referate/ecommerce/De...
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Cami Townsend (X)
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Thanks very much for that.
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nadistribution channel or channel of distribution
Dan McCrosky (X)
naSee below
Anya Malhotra
nasales channel
Cami Townsend (X)


  

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11 mins
sales channel


Explanation:
According to my Oxford Superlex, "Schiene" can be tacked onto words to mean "sector," as in "Nordschiene," "Südschiene" and "Rheinschiene." But here I think it's more like "sales channel," as the use of "Vertriebsschiene" on the following page suggests: http://www.siller.de/msiller/bewerbung/Referate/ecommerce/De...


    Reference: http://www.siller.de/msiller/bewerbung/Referate/ecommerce/De...
Cami Townsend (X)
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Thanks very much for that.
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5 hrs
See below


Explanation:
Agree with towns313. Channel is fine. Schiene here doesn't have any particular "technical" meaning. From the context I would assume they already have one sales/marketing organisation in Austria and now have another one. Basically a two-pronged approach.
HTH

Anya Malhotra
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6 hrs
distribution channel or channel of distribution


Explanation:
The first two answers above are fine for channel, but you might want to use distribution instead of sales, either distribution channel or channel of distribution.

Dan McCrosky (X)
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