Last updated on March 27th, 2020 by Vinita Menon

What’s the first name that comes to mind when you think of email providers? We’re guessing Gmail is top of mind. When Gmail launched in 2004, it quickly became the most popular email provider, and for good reason. At the time, its modern design and user-friendly features like a searchable inbox, conversation threads, and free storage put it way ahead of competitors like Yahoo and Hotmail. 

As its popularity grew, Google recognized that its professional users wanted business-class email with more security, storage, features and, most importantly, email addresses with custom domains. So in 2006, Google launched what we now know as G Suite, including the Gmail Business Email service in its bundle of productivity tools. While G Suite is undoubtedly a hit with millions of users, Google never made Gmail Business Email available as a stand-alone service, forcing small businesses to spend a lot of money just to use Gmail with their domain

As a small business owner with a modest budget, purchasing business email may seem like a luxury when you’re just starting out. Especially considering the fact that you will have to shell out $72 a year for the most basic G Suite plan. On the other hand, sticking with Gmail for business communications with your customers and partners can seriously jeopardize your credibility

It was found that 58% of customers said they would not be comfortable sharing credit card information with a business that was not using a real business email address. So what options does a small business owner have?

Users who are looking for an email experience that rivals Gmail but also allows them to use their own domain should try Titan. Titan is available as a standalone email service at a fraction of the price of G Suite and was built specifically to address the communication and productivity needs of small businesses. Not only is it economical, it is also packed with the features you really need, with the option to add more as your business grows.

Want to know how Titan stacks up against Google’s offerings in the business email arena? Let’s have a look.

Titan vs. Gmail

TitanGmail
Price$1.49/monthFree
Custom domainYes – you@yourcompany.comNo – you@gmail.com
Storage10 GB with the option to upgrade to 30 GB15GB across Google Drive
AccessWebmail, Android, and iOS phone appsWebmail, Android and iOS phone apps. 
AttachmentsUp to 25MB Up to 25 MB 
CalendarsShared calendars, one-click video calls, customizable meeting invites, ability to add multiple calendars, support for multiple time zonesSupport for multiple calendars, multiple time zones
Advanced featuresRead Receipts, unsend emails, integrated video calling, multiple account access, including your personal mailbox, 24/7 personalized supportAutocomplete suggestions, undo send, Google Hangouts, attach larger files via Google Drive
SecurityHardened OS images and OS monitoring, SSL/TLS enabled on all services, password encryption, emails storage on encrypted on disk (AWS S3)2-step verification, SSL/TLS, password encryption, phone recovery access
Inbox layoutView your inbox in a two-column layout or a three-column layout with a reading paneInbox organized by tabs for Primary, Social, and Promotions

Titan vs. Google Business Email (via G Suite Basic)

TitanGoogle Business Email
Price$1.49/month$6/month
Custom domainYes – you@yourcompany.comYes – you@yourcompany.com
Storage10 GB with the option to upgrade to 30 GB30 GB cloud storage on Google Drive
AccessWebmail, Android, and iOS phone appsWebmail, Android and iOS phone apps. 
AttachmentsUp to 25MB Up to 25 MB 
CalendarsShared calendars, one-click video calls, customizable meeting invites, ability to add multiple calendars, support for multiple time zonesEverything you get with the Gmail calendar, plus some advanced features, like the ability to sync the calendar with third party tools
Advanced featuresRead Receipts, unsend emails, integrated video calling, multiple account access, including your personal mailbox, 24/7 personalized supportVideo and voice conferencing for up to 100 people, access to apps like Docs, Sheets, and Slides, security and admin controls
SecurityHardened OS images and OS monitoring, SSL/TLS enabled on all services, password encryption, emails storage on encrypted on disk (AWS S3)Everything you get with Gmail, plus controls to prevent data loss on Gmail and Drive

An email solution for small businesses

Small business owners shouldn’t have to choose between their credibility and paying for a suite of tools just to get business email.  If you are looking for an email experience that rivals Gmail, and also allows you to use your own domain, try Titan.

It is more affordable than the lowest-tier G Suite plan and comes with added features you will definitely find useful. The best part? You can start a 30-day free trial right away!

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Originally published 28th February 2020 10:25:04am, last updated on March 27th, 2020

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