Why and how do you charge by GB?

What happens with volume calculation is that we add up each Robot's input and output. Depending on the number of Steps you have and how you chain these together (using an optimized Step vs :original as input for all other steps, can reduce the costs greatly), you could be charged for much more volume than just the input size.

We found this to be the only sensible way to support any kind of file and all possible combinations and workflows, while at the same time not running out of business. That said, we do provide discounts (some bots are either free, or only every tenth byte is counted) in cases where this pricing model would otherwise become too expensive.

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