You want that price in U$D or €uro?

These days, the answer to that ques­tion is pret­ty easy. With the sink­ing of the US dol­lar and the strength of the Euro, busi­ness­es all over the world are scram­bling to do busi­ness with Amer­i­can com­pa­nies. The down­side for Euro­pean com­pa­nies try­ing to get in on the action is that ship­ping costs from the USA gen­er­al­ly negate any adding sav­ings of buy­ing in US dollars.

Buy in Europe, Pay in US Dollars

For Amer­i­can com­pa­nies, who are used to pay­ing in US Dol­lars, the ser­vice CAPLINQ offers isn’t par­tic­u­lar­ly valu­able. For Euro­pean cus­tomers how­ev­er, this is a real wind­fall. These cus­tomers can now nego­ti­ate and buy con­sum­able mate­ri­als for use in Europe and pay in USD — tru­ly the best of both worlds.

How can CAPLINQ do this?

CAPLINQ is not a pub­licly trad­ed com­pa­ny with share­hold­ers need­ing to be pleased. We con­trol our own costs and nego­ti­ate our­selves as much as we can in US Dol­lars so that we don’t spec­u­late on cur­ren­cy fluc­tu­a­tions. Sure, we have costs in Euros, but not near­ly as much fixed over­head as the big guys and because we have loca­tions on both sides of the Atlantic and can shift resources to best uti­lize our US Dol­lar prices.

How else can CAPLINQ offer such low prices?

One of the most obvi­ous ways we con­trol costs is through our mar­ket­ing and sales budgets.We do have sales peo­ple that trav­el to cus­tomer sites when nec­es­sary, the oper­a­tive word here being nec­es­sary. Our cus­tomers work smarter today than at any oth­er time in his­to­ry; surf­ing the web, read­ing blogs, par­tic­i­pat­ing in forums and chat­ting live with poten­tial suppliers.

CAPLINQ embraces this and uses it to reduce costs. We post blogs that cus­tomers read instead mail­ing newslet­ters that col­lect in a pile. We pro­vide live updates and news on our prod­ucts instead of 10,000 copies of a cat­a­log that sits on cus­tomers’ shelves. We have live chat box­es so cus­tomers get time­ly answers to their ques­tions, and we add more and more data to our prod­uct pages as ques­tions are asked and answers provided.

We strive to put price tags on as many prod­ucts as we can, so you can com­par­a­tive shop and come back to us. If you do find prices bet­ter than ours, let us know and we’ll try to beat them.


CAPLINQ is a spe­cial­ty chem­i­cals, plas­tics and prod­ucts com­pa­ny that spe­cial­izes in mak­ing for­eign com­pa­nies com­pete on a lev­el play­ing field with Euro­pean sup­pli­ers. With more than 300MT year­ly of chem­i­cals and plas­tics com­ing through Rot­ter­dam in the Nether­lands and a staff of engi­neers and tech­ni­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tives, CAPLINQ is a mod­ern-day mar­ket part­ner. Using dig­i­tal-age tools and the same legal tech­niques multi­na­tion­als use, we cre­ate a Euro­pean pres­ence for for­eign com­pa­nies with­out them requir­ing to set up a Euro­pean enti­ty. We do this with four pri­ma­ry ser­vices: our order ful­fill­ment Europe ser­vice, our tech­ni­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tion ser­vice, our tech­ni­cal mar­ket­ing ser­vice and our REACH Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive ser­vice. For more infor­ma­tion vis­it us or con­tact us for more details.

About Chris Perabo

Chris is an energetic and enthusiastic engineer and entrepreneur. He is always interested in taking highly technical subjects and distilling these to their essence so that even the layman can understand. He loves to get into the technical details of an issue and then understand how it can be useful for specific customers and applications. Chris is currently the Director of Business Development at CAPLINQ.

One thought on “You want that price in U$D or €uro?

  1. You MUST open a branch/find a reseller in Brazil! I believe there is a huge mar­ket there for Caplinq, just wat­ing. Plus, Nokia and oth­er firms have fac­to­ries there. 3M is queen there, with­out real com­pe­ti­tion. If you need free por­tuguese trans­la­tion of your web­page, just let me know. By the way, Lin­q­s­tat VCF will become a valu­able com­mod­i­ty in the near future since 3M is con­sid­er­ing dis­con­tin­u­ing Velo­stat. More to come. Thank you.

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