Gmail is he email par excellence of Google. One of the best known, has become the main alternative to Outlook that can be found (if you haven't already read G Suite vs Office 365: 6 keys to choose G Suite, we recommend that you do). In this way, it is common to find many users who have their personal account with the domain @gmail.com. However, if you are a company you will be interested to know that Gmail also has its service for companies, with G Suite plans.Want to know why you should switch to a Gmail account for business?
We explain it to you in this post!
What is the difference between Gmail and Gmail for business?
Gmail is Google email. This is directed to a particular use and the mail has the typical email@example.com format. Instead Business Gmail is Google's professional email, addressed to SMEs, freelancers and all types of businesses. It is for this reason that its format changes, including the domain of the company (example: firstname.lastname@example.org). In the event that you are a professional or company, having an email with a professional domain will help you earn a lot credibility, since up to 75% of users mistrust businesses that use their own email.
Broadly speaking, this is the main difference. between personal and company gmail, although he is not alone in this: Gmail for business It is part of the professional collaborative space of Google: G Suite (now called Google Workspace). This implies many more advantages designed for the professional field.
How can I have my Gmail account for companies?
To begin with, it is important to know that Gmail service for companies goes hand in hand with G Suite (now called Workspace). G Suite is a professional services package from Google, cloud-based. When you sign up for a G Suite (now Google Workspace) plan, you get your professional Gmail email. Therefore, if you are wondering how to create a Google account for business, the first step will be Hire G Suite (Workspace).
If, on the other hand, you have already decided and want to move to G Suite, you can read our post G Suite Basic, Business and Enterprise: which plan to choose, since in this we recommend which is the most suitable plan for your company. You can also contact us at email@example.com and we will help you choose the best plan for your business.
Advantages of Gmail for business
1. Own domain
It's one of the main reasons why your business should move to G Suite. As we anticipated, having or not having your own domain influences the perception that your clients or public may have regarding your professionalism. In this way, for them it is not the same that you give them your contact with a mail style firstname.lastname@example.org, than one type email@example.com. Although there is nothing wrong with the first, it is more typical of a personal account than a company. This negatively influences your brand image, since they may see you as "less professional". That is why it is very important to have a personalized domain for your company.
yes still you don't have one and you want to contract G Suite (Google Workspace), you can buy domain along with your plans in our Official Shop Google Premier Partner. You will only have to choose the option "I do not have a domain" and inform us of the domain you wish to acquire for your business.
2. Simple, easy to use and intuitive mail
Like we have already said, gmail is one of the most used emails. So if your professional account is not yet from Gmail, but you are thinking of switching to it, it may be a good option. Most likely, you or your team is already familiar with its interface, either by having a personal account or having used it at some point or another. Thus, the process of adapting to the application will be much easier and faster than with other software.
Also, if what you want is not to lose the data from your old account, we can help you with the migration of all the data from your old account to the new one. You just have to put yourself in contact us.
3. Customizable profile
Another relevant aspect in professional emails is the possibility of personalizing it. On the one hand, it is important that the members of your team have a professional signature of your company. With Gmail you will have at your disposal the option to add it, without any problem. In addition, the appearance of your interface is fully customizable, so you can add your Logo in the inbox and customize it with your corporate colors.
4. Compatible with your old email
Many users delay the step to change to a corporate email for fear of losing their data or that they will not be compatible with their previous services. On the other hand, one of the advantages of gmail for companies is the possibility of migrating all the data from the old account to the new one. This process can be carried out by the same user as we commented in the post of migrate Outlook to G Suite in 3 steps.
However, in the uCloudStore, as a Google Premier Partner, you can also we can handle of the process in a personalized way and adapted to the 100% to the needs of your company. You can consult our migration options here.
5. Security of all information
The services of the Company Gmail account (Google Workspace) they have the confidence and security that all Google tools have. On the one hand, because they are security leaders and have the ability to do Backups on a regular basis of all your data. In addition, on the other hand, its corporate mail services allow avoid spam emails Y malicious files. This is achieved thanks to the encryption of Gmail to maintain the privacy of the emails, or in the advanced authentication systems to prevent people outside your organization from accessing your account.
6. Integration with other tools like Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail
As we mentioned before, Gmail for companies is an email that is fully compatible with your previous service. This means that, if you wish, it allows you set up new mail of corporate Gmail with other applications such as Outlook, Thunderbird, Mail Exchange or Lotus.
7. Settings of your Gmail account
The configuration possibilities of the accounts of Gmail for companies can also be very interesting. In the event that you or a member of your team is out of the office for a few days, you have the possibility of setting up a auto reply to all messages that you receive during that period of time.
8. Gmail, along with G Suite apps and options
In addition, apart from benefiting from the advantages of using your Gmail account configured for companies, you can count on all the G Suite applications. In this way, your business would have apps that improve the creativity and collaboration of your team, as well as advanced security, search and account management options strong>, designed for business. If you want to know more about them or what options they have depending on the chosen plan, you can read G Suite Basic, Business and Enterprise: Which plan to choose.
9. Google Drive, with more space and team drives
Among the applications you have with your Google account is Drive. This file and data storage application in the cloud has more possibilities if you are a G Suite user.
On the one hand, you have the possibility of having more space of which the free accounts have by default (15 GB). In this case, you can have 30GB (BASIC), 1TB (Business of less than 5 users) or unlimited space (Business of more than 5 users and in Enterprise). This is good not only to be able to save more files. you will also have more space available to store your posts from Gmail.
On the other hand, there are the team drives, nails collaborative folders that you can create based on team members or departments, which you wouldn't have without G Suite.
How much does Gmail for business cost?
Only with uCloudStore:
Only with uCloudStore:
Only with uCloudStore:
Only with uCloudStore:
* Offer available only to new Google Workspace customers. This introductory price is only available for the first 20 users added, for 12 months. Standard pricing will apply to all users after 6 months for Business Starter licenses and 12 months for Business Standard licenses. Permanence of one year in annual contracts (monthly or annual payment), and immediate cancellation in flexible plans.
** Free Plus Support for one year only for companies with more than 100 users. For less, the included free support will be the basic one.
G Suite Basic (now called Google Workspace Business Starter)
G Suite Basic (now called Google Workspace Business Starter) is the most basic plan of G Suite. The pack includes:
- All Google apps (Calendar, Drive, Docs, and Meet)
- Secure and personalized business email
- Google Meet video calls of up to 100 participants
- 30GB of storage per user
- Security controls and platform management.
- Standard support.
Also, if you are interested in create a company gmail account of the bread Business Starter, through the uCloudStore, user training and free basic support for one year are also included. This plan costs 4.68?/user/month (6,00$) in the case of being a new Google customer.
G Suite Business (now called Google Workspace Business Standard and Business Plus)
What was the old G Suite Business has now been divided into 2 different plans: the Business Standard and Business Plus.
The Business Standard plan includes:
- google apps
- company mail
- Video calls of up to 150 people and video recording.
- 2TB of storage per user.
- Security and management controls.
- Standard Support (with the ability to upgrade to Enhanced Support)
Furthermore, in this case at hire Google Business Standard with uCloudStore, the pack includes training for Administrators and free basic support for 1 year. The price is 9.36?/user/month (12$) for new Google users.
In this case, the Business Plus plan adds advanced features such as:
- Business email with electronic discovery and data retention
- Video calls of up to 250 people, video recording and attendance registration.
- 5TB of storage per user.
- Advanced security controls, with Vault and advanced endpoint management.
- Standard support (with the possibility to upgrade to enhanced)
If instead you decide to hire Google Business Plus With uCloudStore, you will get both trainings for free (user and administrator), and apart from that you will also have one year of free basic support. The price in this case is ?15.60/user/month (18$) for new Google users.
Enterprise (Now called Google Workspace Enterprise)
Finally, this is the plan with the most advanced security options from Google. In this case we find:
- Business email with data retention and S/MIME encryption.
- Video calls of up to 250 participants, video recording, attendance registration, noise reduction and live broadcast within the company domain.
- unlimited space
- Advanced security, management, and compliance controls like Vault, DLP, data logs, and enterprise endpoint management.
- Premium customer service
If your company wants Hire Google Workspace Enterprise With uCloudStore, you get free two trainings (Administrators and users) and free Support Plus for one year. In this case, however, you must consult with us the prices.
Are you ready to sign up for G Suite?
If after reading this post, you want to sign up to G Suite, to get your company Gmail account and benefit from all its advantages, you can enter our website. If you're still not sure which plan to choose: G Suite Basic, Business and Enterprise, you can contact Contact UcloudStore through our contact form or by calling +34 634 88 78 70. Our experts will advise you so that you can incorporate the devices that adapt to your business and sector.