Raffles Translation - Offers translation services in Singapore and worldwide

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Our Prices

Pricing is always a sensitive issue for customers to consider in awarding a contract. All customers are looking for the highest quality at the lowest price. That’s fair enough, as all of us want to save money!


Pricing Strategy
While we believe in the saying that you get what you pay for, we are able, in most cases, to offer our prospective clients a much lower or the lowest price that may not otherwise be available to them by taking advantage of our proper resources and results-proven system on a cost-effective basis.

For us, a low price does not mean a low quality at all. We never sacrifice high quality as a result of offering a low price or achieve high quality at the expense of affordability and efficiency. Instead, we absorb the cost by integrating our best resources from worldwide sources.

We think a good translation vendor should help its clients save costs and provide them with better value for money. In this respect, as well as offering a competitive price to a client, we often volunteer to accommodate the client’s budget that is disclosed to us at our request. Unless this budget is too low to cover our costs, we always take the job at the COST price with a view of clinching or retaining a client for future business. Allowing our clients to see our quality first is one of our pricing strategies.

Translation Rates
Since we offer the most competitive price in Singapore, there is no point giving a pricelist here. All our prices are offered on a project-to-project basis. To find out the best price you can get for translating your project, simply Click Here to get a free quote.

Basically, the rates we offer vary from S$0.06 to S$0.35 per word in the source document, depending on the following factors:

Source and Target Languages

Turnaround Time

Technical nature of the Text

Total Volume

One-time Translation or Ongoing Project

Please note, however, there is a minimum charge for small orders, ranging from S$20 to S$70 depending on the language pair.

Sworn or certified translations are priced on a per-page basis and start at S$35 per page, irrespective of the amount of text.

To enable us to provide you with a reliable and attractive quote, please send us as much information as possible on your requirements (deadline, source and target languages, content and format of the documents to be translated). We guarantee to get back to you within a matter of minutes. Just Click Here to get a free quote.

Interpreting Rates
For consecutive interpreting services, our charges range from S$50-150 per hour per interpreter, and for simultaneous interpreting services, our rates range from $100 to 250 per hour per interpreter, depending on the content of topic.

The quoted fee is for the stated duration only. If the event exceeds the end time stated in our quotation, an additional fee will be charged at the hourly rate even if the additional time does not reach one hour. The final payment will be based on the total number of hours confirmed by the client in the Timesheet presented by our interpreters after the service is provided. There will be a 50% mark-up on the hourly charge after 5 pm every day.

Additional Charges
Unless otherwise offered by Raffles Translation:

There is a 20% surcharge for PowerPoint presentations and .htm /html (.php, .asp, .xml) pages;

There is 50-200% mark-up for urgent and super urgent deliveries as well as overnight delivery.

Waiving of Fees & Discounts
Raffles Translation offers the following benefits to all its clients:

No Good & Service Tax (GST)

No Administrative Fee

No Hand-delivery Fee

10% discount for large projects exceeding 100,000 words

20% discount for large projects exceeding 200,000 words

Mode of Payment
All payments are to be made in Singapore dollars (S$).

Local Clients:

For clients in Singapore, payment is to be made by
a. Cheque;
b. Direct bank transfer

Overseas Clients:

For overseas clients, payment shall be made by
a. T/T (to the designated bank account as stated in our invoice with all the service charges being borne by the cliental).
b. PayPal (www.paypal.com) to clitacc@singnet.com.sg;

To access the secure PayPal website, please login to https://www.paypal.com

We prefer not to accept cheques, and if you want to send us a cheque, please pay US$50 more per cheque for covering collection expense.

Click here (www.xe.com) to find the applicable exchange rates on the date of payment.

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