Google recently announced price increases for G Suite licenses. These increases will take effect on April 2, 2019.
To make the G Suite portfolio consistent, Google will remove the cost difference between annual and monthly pricing beginning April 2, 2019.
Which G Suite licenses are being affected?
G Suite Basic will increase to $6 per user per month
G Suite Business will increase to $12 per user per month
Which G Suite licenses are NOT being affected?
G Suite Enterprise
G Suite for Education
G Suite Enterprise for Education
Other Important G Suite Updates
For existing customers on the Flexible Plan, the new list prices will go into effect on April 2, 2019.
For existing customers on the Annual Plan, the new prices will go into effect the first time your plan renews on or after April 2,2019.
G Suite Connected Worker licenses will be discontinued and no longer offered.
Why Are Prices Increasing?
Google introduced the original version of G Suite, including Gmail and Google Calendar, more than 10 years ago.
Since then, Google has 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).
Google has also infused their 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, Google is increasing the list prices of the G Suite Basic and Business editions starting April 2, 2019.