What is G Suite Account? What is it for?
G Suite account is one of the professional services that Google offers to small and medium-sized businesses. And it includes several of its most prominent products: Gmail, Drive, Hangouts, Docs or Sheets, among others.
The difference that having a G Suite account brings everything under a domain personalized by the client; that is, instead of having your email @gmail.com, with G Suite you can have your Google email with your domain @yourcompanyname.com Thus, you bring together all the good of a corporate email with all the simplicity and security that Google provides.
How Much Does Google G Suite cost?
The Google G Suite program has a price per user and the figure depends on the form of payment (annual or monthly) and which of the 3 editions you choose:
- G Suite Basic (€4 a month or €40 a year)
- G Suite Business (€8 per month or €80 per year)
- G Suite Enterprise (price depends on agreement with Google).
If I’m honest, all the people I know who have hired G Suite work with the Basic account and they usually pay it annually to save a couple of months of service.
How to Purchase G Suite Account
Before starting the process, you should have the following information on hand:
- A proprietary domain registered in your name.
- Access to the domain management panel
- The credit / debit card
- A little bit of patience
- The users you want to create
Registration Process – G Suite Account Sign Up
Once you have everything ready, next is to visit the G Suite website to start the process:
After pressing the button to try it for free, you have to start a registration process in several steps where Google will ask you information about the company, such as:
- No. employees
- Name and surname
- Your current email
- Domain name
- Gmail account
Access your G Suite Account – Login
Once the registration process is completed, Google will ask us to access the data that we have created for our account.
It is possible that, if you had another Gmail account open or similar, it will show you a message validating the account by phone. Do not worry; just leave your mobile number and they will send you a 6-digit verification code.
Add people to your G Suite account
After accessing your account, the next step that Google asks us is to add more people to your G Suite account, with a screen similar to this (you will have a start button next to the text to add more people).
In G Suite you can add as many people as you need
If, as in my example, you don’t want to add more people to the account, simply check the box below and continue with the next step.
How to Verify your Domain with Google G Suite
Now it’s time for another delicate process: verify your domain so that Google can function as a mail provider.
For this, we will have to access the DNS records of the domain as I have mentioned before, since we have to make a modification there.
In a super reduced version, I will tell you that the DNS servers are the lists that your computer asks when you want to enter a website or send an email, to know which server or IP address it should go to. This is the verification process for our domain with Google G Suite:
The steps we have followed are:
- Login to our registrar
- Access the control panel
- Create new MX records in the domain (in the video I have limited myself to creating the verification and the first of the records, so as not to bore you)
- Save changes to DNS
Once the records are created, we will go to the next point telling Google that we are done.
Step 4: verifying the Domain in G Suite
If everything goes well, after clicking on verify domain (it takes a few seconds to react), we should find this screen:
G Suite: domain verified successfully
Great! We are almost done.
Choose a plan
We already have the domain validated, now we have to choose the plan we want from the 3 G Suite options.
For the example (and if you follow my recommendation for almost any small / medium business), I have chosen the G Suite Basic Option G Suite Basic is my recommendation
Confirm and pay
Once we have everything ready, the only step left is to enter the promotional code (I remind you that it is 20% during the first year), choose the payment method (flexible or annual) and register the account.
This is where we pay and put the discount code
It will also be in this last step when we enter our billing information (of the company or yours in case you are self-employed) and the card or bank account where you want the payments to be passed to you, to complete the entire G Suite file.
Once the 14 days of trial have passed, they will send you the invoice with the agreed amount (monthly or annually, as you have chosen).
G Suite Account Control Panel
Now yes, everything is ready! And you can enjoy Google Mail with your domain and all the additional advantages that give you G Suite.