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Price Hike for G Suite Basic and Business Editions

G Suite has been serving people to fulfill their day-to-day business requirements and has improved and added many features in order to fulfill the changing market demands. It has announced a recent price hike.

Price Hike for G Suite Basic and Business Editions

G Suite is widely known as the business productivity-enhancing application suite developed by Google.

It consists of Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar, and Google+, Google Drive- Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Google Sites, Admin console panel Google Vault for communication, collaboration, managing users and the services. It was first launched in the year 2006 on August 28 as “ Google Apps for Work “.  Here’s a drill down into the feature addition over the years.



Year

Feature

2006

Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Admin console.

2007

Google Slides.

2008

Google Sites

2010

Google Marketplace was introduced to integrate third-party business apps with G Suite.

2011

Google + - A social platform.

2012

Google Vault, Google Drive and Google Forms

2013

Google keep and Google Hangouts

2014

Unlimited Drive storage for G Suite Business.

2016

Cloud Search, App Maker and Jamborad.

2017

Hangout Chat, Hangout Meet, and Hangout Meet Hardware

Security Controls like DLP and Security Key Enforcement.

2018

Security Center, Google Voice.


All the features added over the years has helped organisations to utilize the app in a better way and fulfill their day-to-day business requirements. In all these years, the single attribute of G Suite that has remained constant is its Price.


On 16 January 2019 Google has announced that the prices for G Suite Basic and Business editions are going to be hiked. From April 2nd, 2019, the price for G Suite Basic Edition will increase by $1 (i.e it will change from $5 to $6 per user/month) and the price for G Suite Business Edition will increase by $2 (i.e it will change from $10 to $12 per user/month). The prices in other currencies will be equivalent to the dollar values accordingly. The price for G Suite Enterprise Edition will not change.


For the customers who are availing the G Suite Basic or Business services on Flexible plan, their price will be affected on 2nd April’19.


For the customers who are availing the G Suite Basic and Business services on Annual Plan, their price will be affected the first time they renew their plan on or after 2nd April ’19.


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