Below is a comparison of a document-based translation request and output and costs for a "from home" referral.
English translation of 5,000 character document
Ordering by character count
16 yen per character x 5,000 characters
"From home" dispatch service
3,000 yen per hour x 13 hours
* Assumes 380 characters completed per hour
The same English translation of a 5,000-character document costs 80,000 yen for a document-based request, but with a from home dispatch staff member working 13 hours at an hourly wage of 3,000 yen, the total cost is 39,000 yen, a significant savings.