ClassPass is a membership-based app and website for everything fitness and wellness. It gives you access to gyms, studios, salons, and spas around the world.
Founded in the US in 2013, ClassPass is now available in 10 languages in 30 countries with 2,500+ participating studios, gyms, and wellness centers.
Hear from ClassPass’ International Localization Operations Manager, Margarida Soares, about:
- Freeing up nearly 1,000 hours by automating translation and localization
- Expanding user-behavior testing and data analysis
- Improving user experience and conversion rate
Localization Challenges & Streamlining
ClassPass localizes their content for marketing, legal, product development, and customer experience. Margarida was leading a lean localization team, and her question was, “How can we reduce the time spent on execution and increase the time spent on localization strategy?”
Streamlining the localization process with Smartling connectors: Figma, Zendesk, GitHub, Contentful, and HubSpot.
Here is an example – Margarida uses Smartling’s Figma connector to localize graphics for social media posts. Before Smartling, it took her nine steps, taking up 3.5 hours on average.
After Smartling, the same process was cut down to five steps, taking up one hour on average.
Using Smartling’s Visual Context tool, translators better understand the context of the content. This allows translators to immediately make creative adaptations to ensure the translated copy fits into the space correctly.
Since removing manual processes and reducing QA time using Smartling, the total time to publish was cut down drastically.
Using Smartling Language Services (SLS) for specialized content translation, such as legal materials.
These changes resulted in 970+ execution hours saved in 2022, leading to more time to spend on the strategy side.
ClassPass’ localization team no longer needs to manually create job files, add instructions, provide visual references, copy-paste strings into excel, and deliver to the final target. They now spend this saved time on:
- Better understanding app and web flows, gaining insights into users’ journey
- Optimizing these flows to improve user experience
- Independently QA’ing and localizing various types of content (further saving her engineering and design team time)
- Professional development to make more data-driven decisions
User Testing for Localization
User testing is part of research using the UX design. ClassPass conducted user testing to gather qualitative data around how users feel about ClassPass’ localized content. Users were prompted to complete tasks using design prototypes of their translated website.
Through this research, they found answers to their questions like "Is the content culturally relevant? Is the sign-up process clear? Is navigation straightforward?" With this information, they optimized their localization efforts.
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