Over the past week, the administrators of Google G-Suite service have been receiving notice of price increases. In case your slipped through the cracks, attached below is the letter in its entirety.
I continue to hold that Google G-Suite for Business and G-Suite Enterprise offer among the best total value when Total Cost of Ownership, security & privacy, feature set, and productivity and effectiveness are weighed.
We’re writing to inform you that on April 2, 2019, the list price of G Suite Basic edition will increase from $5 USD to $6 USD per user per month, and the list price of G Suite Business edition will increase from $10 USD to $12 USD per user per month (or the local currency equivalent where applicable). These increases will apply globally with local market adjustments for certain regions.
The price of G Suite Enterprise edition will remain the same.
Why are you increasing prices?
We introduced the original version of G Suite, including Gmail and Google Calendar, more than 10 years ago. Since then, we’ve added more than a dozen new G Suite services, including real-time collaboration (Docs, Sheets, Slides) and flexible storage (Drive), powerful video conferencing(Hangouts Meet), secure team messaging (Hangouts Chat) and enterprise-grade search capabilities (Cloud Search). We’ve also infused our products with advanced artificial intelligence to make it easier to respond to emails, gather insights from data and protect against phishing attacks before they happen.
To keep pace with the value that G Suite provides to customers, we’re increasing the list prices of the G Suite Basic and Business editions starting April 2, 2019.
What does this mean for my organization?
If you currently have G Suite Basic or Business edition on the Flexible Plan, the new list prices will go into effect on April 2, 2019. If you are on the Annual Plan, the new prices will go into effect the first time your plan renews on or after April 2, 2019. These changes will not impact your current contract or any renewal event prior to that date.
For specific details on your current plan and how these changes will impact your organization—including new prices (reflecting any local market adjustments, where applicable) and effective dates—please visit the Billing page in the Admin console.
How can I learn more?
You can read more about these changes on the G Suite Updates blog.
The G Suite Team