Hat’s off to Google for selling its Google Apps for Business at one flat, global price. The basic software costs US$5 per user per month or US$50 a year. There’s no price discrimination against customers in New Zealand or anywhere else – unlike with other software companies.
Making overseas users pay more doesn’t make sense when companies serve software internationally from huge datacentres. Customers everywhere get much the same experience so they should pay the same price.
I’ve been critical of Google in recent days, but the company deserves credit for treating New Zealand customers with respect – at least as far as prices go.
- Australia’s price gouging inquiry for New Zealanders (billbennett.co.nz)