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    company size of you customer

    If a client approached us for some services, we want to know the company size of its customers. Is it natural to say "How big is your customers"?

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    Re: company size of you customer

    How big is your customer base?



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    Re: company size of you customer

    Quote Originally Posted by lotus888 View Post
    How big is your customer base?


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    Thanks lotus

    If my client has many customers, can we say "How big is your customer base?"

    "Customer base" may be a difficult wording for some non-native clients, can you make it simple?

    Thanks again.

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    Re: company size of you customer

    Customer base is a fairly common term in English. You could say "How many customers do you have?" But that implies an accurate count, which is probably not what you're after. You're only trying to get a feel of the established number of customers your client has, and whether or not their business is viable based on their clientele. It's a difficult question to ask without sounding too forward.

    Other questions you can ask:

    Are you a small business or a medium-sized company?
    Do you have an established clientele?


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    Re: company size of you customer

    Customer base is the correct term in business.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Customer_base
    However, the customer base does not necessarily tell you the size of the company.
    There are other criteria such as the company turnover, size of staff, assets, etc.

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    Re: company size of you customer

    [QUOTE=lotus888;1148149]Customer base is a fairly common term in English. You could say "How many customers do you have?" But that implies an accurate count, which is probably not what you're after. You're only trying to get a feel of the established number of customers your client has, and whether or not their business is viable based on their clientele. It's a difficult question to ask without sounding too forward.

    Other questions you can ask:

    Are you a small business or a medium-sized company?
    Do you have an established clientele?

    Thanks lotus

    My client has many customers. I want to ask the company size of its customers on average. How should I say?

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    Re: company size of you customer

    How many customers do you have? What's the average size of those companies?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: company size of you customer

    What do you mean? The size of what?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: company size of you customer

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    What do you mean? The size of what?
    I mean "Are your custmers small, medium or large?" Is the above sentence natural? Please note that some of my clients are not native speakers, I try to make it simple.
    Last edited by Winwin2011; 18-Apr-2015 at 18:08.

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    Re: company size of you customer

    So you are saying that the customers of your customers are also businesses? Some are large companies, some medium, and some small?

    Are your customers mostly small, medium, or large companies?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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