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How to include different currencies in your WooCommerce

If you have WooCommerce and you want to offer the prices in your store in different currencies, you need to install a currency converter plugin. In this article we recommend WOOCS – WooCommerce Currency Switcher v.1.3.2 and we explain how to install it.

This is a free, very simple to use plugin that will give your customers the opportunity to view product prices in their currency. They will also be able to complete the purchase in the basket in that same currency.

Below are the steps you should follow so that you to configure it correctly in your WooCommerce store.

  1. Install the Plugin in your WordPress

Log into your online store and go to Plugins using the left-hand menu. Once on this screen, click on Add new.

Next, in the search tool, write WooCommerce Currency Switcher. The plugin to be installed should appear in the first results of the search, click on Install now.

Once you have installed the plugin, click on Activate on the same screen.

 

  1. Configure the plugin settings.

Go back to plugins from the left-hand menu and search for the plugin you have just installed. Click on settings.

From here, you can begin to configure the currencies that you would like to have on your online store. With the free plan, you can only select two currencies, the main one and one other.

    • Configure the currencies to be displayed

In the Currencies tab, choose the currencies you want to display in your WooCommerce. The rate can be included automatically or manually. If you wish, you can also add interest to the rate. With this, you can take into account any currency fluctuations. Include the flags for each currency in this section.

You will need to configure most of the characteristics from the Options tab.

Select the initial or main currency from which you want the rest of the currencies to be converted. Also choose the web page from which you want the plugin to select the conversion rate.

Configure how often you want the rates to be updated: monthly, weekly, daily, twice a day or even every hour. If you are going to add this manually, you can select “without auto-update”

A continuación, haga clic en la tercera pestaña: Avanzado.

Si desea que sus clientes paguen en la moneda seleccionada, en el apartado de Avanzado, seleccione “Sí”, en la opción de “Permitir múltiple”.

 

    • Configure the widget style

Click on the fourth tab, Side switcher, to customise the widget that will appear in your online store so that users are able to change the currency.

Choose the style in Skin. You can also customise the colours, where to place it in the store (left or right) and the upper margin you want, among other things.

 

    • Configure the currency according to the users’ IP.

In the GeoIP tab, you can configure the countries you want to include in each of the currencies that you have configured, so that a specific currency is displayed using the geolocation of the user’s IP when they access the online store. You don’t have to configure this if you don’t want to.

After completing the plugin configuration, click on Save changes.

Important!
If the widget does not appear in your WooCommerce store or the changes you have made cannot be viewed after some time has passed, you may need to delete the website cache.

Go to the website and check that the widget appears with the configured currencies, as can be seen in the image below.

Important!
If you have installed an automatic translation plugin in your online store, check the currency converter widget works in all the languages. If not, you may need to change the style of the widget. Go to Side switcher > Skin and select a different one.

Users will now be able to view the prices of your products in your online store in the currency they select.

If you would like to find out how to synchronise your WooCommerce store with the Multi-channel Integration Platform, click here.

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