Users of Google’s G Suite are set to start paying more for the Basic and Business Editions of the cloud software, with the tech giant flagging a price increase that will take effect from April.
G Suite Basic will increase $1, from $5 to $6 per user per month, and the Business Edition will increase $2 to $12 per user per month, “or the local currency equivalent where applicable”, the company said in a blog post.
That represents an annual jump from $60 per user to $72 on the Basic Edition, and from $120 to $144 per user on the Business Edition.
The new pricing scheme will go into effect on April 2 for customers on the Flexible Plan, and those on the Annual Plan will follow suit the first time their plan renews on or after that date.
G Suite’s vice president of product management, David Thacker, said in the blog post that this will be the first time the company has raised the prices of its cloud-native apps since Gmail was launched over a decade ago.
Thacker said Google will directly contact affected users by the end of February with specific details.
Customers who license G Suite through resellers “should hear from their partners directly,” or should reach out proactively to their partners to discuss the changes.
However, users on G Suite’s Enterprise Edition will remain unaffected by the changes.