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    Post To do or don't: automatic currency converter

    Hey folks,

    I stand with a small dilemma that some of you might be able to help me with.

    I have a store that sells bicycles and accessories online, and I am wondering whether or not I should install a script which will display the price based on the user's IP address below the price in euro.

    Yes: Consumer doesn't have to convert from euro to his own currency.

    No: Consumer might think that he can pay in that currency. The currency might not reflect the actual one 100%. More prices and info can only be misleading and confusing.

    I am leading towards the no-side, but I would like to hear your opinions
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    Are you selling your products across your nation? If your major target people is local people, I don't think there is a need to display their currency. Moreover, it will mislead the visitors when they intend to make payment, unless you accept currency other than Euro.
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    I am selling products all over the globe - from the states to Japan and across.
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    You could give the price in €uros first, and then underneath, say something like:

    That's roughly (whatever).
    Please note, this figure is for guidance only – all payments will be made in €uros and currency conversion will be at the card issuer's applicable rate


    (I'm assuming that it is the card issuer that sets the rate, but change that if it isn't!)

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    Unless you stream the currency rates from some reliable source, I wouldn't do it. The EUR fluctuates a lot, and giving a figure that's way off is much worse than not giving a figure at all.
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    I wouldn't, because I agree that users will think that paying in their local currency is an option. Adding 1-2 sentences explaining the situation is just going to add complexity to the page.

    A middle ground might be a link or icon to open the conversion in a modal window, which would give you the space and user focus to explain that payments are in Euro only, and the conversion is an approximation.

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    I want to know which ecommerce store system you are using.for me, i do use zen cart which is very convenient to add extra currency option in the product detail under the price.maybe you can also find the store plugin to do it.


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