I will be starting in earnest my quest to get more inbound links.
Although our site is in English, can inbound links from sites that are in another language benefit us?
Those external sites would be related. In fact the products we sell are often associated with the country where those external sites are located. (Imagine you were selling French Wine in the US on an English language site and the inbound links were from French language sites - and probably French language anchor text).