Currency Settings ↑ Back to Top
Change the look of how currency is shown in your WooCommerce store.
To change your shop currency settings go to: WooCommerce > Settings > General > Currency Options and select your desired currency from the Currency drop down.
- Currency – Choose the currency the store will be priced in.
- Currency Position – Choose whether the currency symbol is placed to the left or right of the price.
- Thousand Separator – Choose the character to use for the thousand separator.
- Decimal Separator – Choose the character to use for the decimal separator.
- Number of Decimals – Choose the number of digits to appear after the decimal separator.
Custom Currency ↑ Back to Top
If your currency is not listed in the dropdown, you can:
- Use our tutorial on how to add your own custom currency
- Use a plugin, such as WooCommerce Custom Currencies
This is considered a customization, which is not covered under our Support Policy. Be sure you feel comfortable with code or troubleshooting your site.
Multiple Currencies ↑ Back to Top
WooCommerce only allows for one base currency at a time.
There is an extension that can help switch your display of currency called the Currency Converter Widget. You can use this to change the display of prices only, this will not actually change the currency you charge your customers, as this will still use the base currency.
Using the Currency Converter Widget enables your store to run on a single currency, which simplifies your store administration, accounting, and general maintenance. The Currency Converter Widget helps your customers to view your product catalog in their native currency, despite checking out in your set base currency.
Another option is to use MultilingualPress, for displaying your content, products, and prices in multiple languages and currencies.
A third option is to use WordPress Multilingual (WPML), which can help with multi-currency as an extension: WooCommerce Multilingual.
When desiring a multi-currency store, we urge you to consider the reasons you would like multiple currencies. If you are looking to offer multiple currencies as a way to entice purchasers from specific regions, and to offer a comparitive price between your currency and another, the Currency Converter Widget will aid in achieving this.
If you are looking to customise the content of your products entirely, and to adjust the price of your products manually for each specific product (ie: not a direct conversion, based on the exchange rate), one of the multilingual plugins above would aid with this.
Currency Exchange Rates and Extra Charges ↑ Back to Top
Without the Currency Converter Widget, the customer needs to do their own research on the exchange rate and how much their bank charges to exchange currencies to pay for the order.
For example, if you were to travel to Europe with your US-based credit card, you would purchase something in Euros (the shop base currency) and your bank would charge you the conversion and any international fees they apply. The same process applies to WooCommerce: The exchange rate and fees are not charged by WooCommerce; they’re charged by the customer’s bank that sets the exchange rate and associated fees.