Essentials and Enterprise Essentials orders

With Google Workspace Enterprise Essentials, customers get many of the features of other editions of Google Workspace but without the cost of services they might not need, such as Gmail.

Features include collaboration and video conferencing with enterprise-grade security and management, and integrations with existing email and calendar solutions. Learn about Enterprise Essentials

Customers can start using Enterprise Essentials by verifying their email address or domain. Email verification is simpler, but the customer doesn't have access to all the features.

About team customers (email-verified)

With an Essentials team account, a user at the organization verifies their email address rather than their domain. Then the user can invite other users in the domain to join their team. An organization can have multiple team accounts.

  • Available only to new customers
  • Includes a select set of Essentials services and features. Compare feature.
  • Teams cannot purchase other Google Workspace services, such as Workspace Additional Storage, unless they have Enterprise Essentials.
  • Multiple teams at the organization can purchase Essentials subscriptions.

Multiple team customers

When you order Enterprise Essentials for multiple customers at the same organization name and domain, the console shows each customer's unique Cloud Identity ID.

Shows customer names and Cloud Identity IDs  

Unlocking Essentials features for multiple team customers

A customer can verify their domain to unlock additional Essentials features. Some differences from Essentials orders placed directly with Google:

  • When a customer verifies their domain, they assume administrative control only for their Essentials account and users. There's no change to other Essentials team accounts that use the same domain name. Each Essentials team verifies their domain to unlock additional features.
  • The customer's Contact information continues to show Team customer and their unique Cloud Identity ID.
  • The customer cannot purchase other Google Workspace services, such as Workspace Additional Storage or Google Voice.
  • You can order Essentials or Enterprise Essentials for other customers at the domain.

Order Enterprise Essentials

  1. Sign in to the Partner Sales Console.
  2. On the Customers page, click the customer's name.
  3. For Subscriptions, click New service.
  4. At Enterprise Essentials, click Select.
  1. Select the billing account.

    You only have to select the billing account if you have multiple billing accounts set up in your Partner Sales Console. Otherwise, go to the next step.

    • All orders for a customer must use the same currency, but you can use different billing accounts with the same currency.
    • All Google Workspace subscriptions need to use the same billing account.
  2. For the payment plan you want, click Select plan.
  3. Enter the number of licenses neededand thenclick Save.
  4. Enter the P.O. number (optional)and thenclick Confirm orderand thenClose.

Set up Enterprise Essentials

Note: When the customer accepts the Terms of Service, the Subscription status changes from Suspended to Active.

Team (email-verified) customers

  1. Receive an automated email invitation with details about setting up their account.
  2. Sign in to the Google Admin console, verify their email, create account, and accept the Terms of Service.
  3. Start their Essentials free trial and share set up instructions

Domain-verified customers

  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console and accept the Terms of Service.
  2. Set up Essentials for their domain.

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