***Updated on March 9, 2020. Due to the spread of COVID-19, many educational institutions are facing closures. Given the unique circumstances, Google has decided to delay the price increase until January 12, 2021 (prices were originally planned to increase on March 9, 2020).
Google recently announced that the Chrome Education Upgrade and Chrome Non-Profit Upgrade will increase in price on January 12, 2021. We wanted to give you the rundown on why this is happening, when it is happening, and how you can survive it.
Last fall, Google extended the Auto-Update Expiration (AUE) date on many Chromebooks currently for sale as well as new Chromebooks that will launch in the future. This provides many devices an additional year or more before they reach their AUE date. In addition, there are now over 200 policies available to administrators through the Chrome Education Upgrade (formerly Chrome Education license) while Google continues to invest in adding new features based on educator feedback.
So what does this all mean?
In line with these enhancements to the Chrome Education Upgrade, Google will be increasing the price of the Chrome Education Upgrade AND the Chrome Non-Profit Upgrade, from $30 USD to $38 USD globally effective January 12, 2021. Promevo’s list CAD pricing is derived from USD pricing and will fluctuate with the USD to CAD currency exchange. This pricing will always be reflected on our Chrome Education Upgrade and Chrome Non-Profit Upgrade product listings.
We know a Chrome Education and Non-Profit price increase sounds scary, but don’t worry! We want to help you.
Promevo recommends that you forecast how many licenses you are going to need for the next year and buy them before January 12, 2021 so you are able to save $8 per license. These licenses will not expire, so you can purchase as many as you want. Stock up while they are cheaper so you can save money in the long run!
We understand this is a big change and are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have. Please let us know if you need anything. You can call us at (888)-380-1061 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.