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New! Grow a Global Audience with Multi Currency

Illustration: mouse pointer clicking on multiple currencies

Want to increase sales? Customers are more likely to purchase from a store if the prices are in their own currency.

Easy Digital Downloads now makes it easier than ever to display and accept payments in more than 200 currencies anywhere in the world. 🌐

🎉 Today we are excited to announce Multi Currency for EDD 💶 💷 💴 💵

With multi-currency support, potential customers will be more likely to purchase from your website because:

  • They can see prices in their own currency (no mental math!) and
  • Avoid additional currency conversion fees on their bank statements (no surprises)

Take that competitors!

In the past you needed in-depth knowledge of code or had to hire a developer for functionality like this. Not anymore. You can manage it all with EDD without leaving your WordPress dashboard.

We’ll walk you through the highlights:

  • A currency switcher for site visitors on the frontend
  • Complete exchange rate controls on the backend
  • Fully integrated and supporting 200 currencies

Currency Switcher

Customers can switch currencies with just a click. Choose from buttons if you’ll support a few, or a dropdown if you’ll support a bunch. Display the currencies in a widget. This widget can be shown on product pages and the checkout page to give potential customers every opportunity to switch.

Screenshot: Currency switcher on frontend

Set the Exchange Rate Yourself or Automatically

EDD’s Multi Currency extension lets you automatically ‘set and forget’ the exchange rates with the Open Exchange Rates API. Leave it automatic and never have to think about it again. Select the Auto Update Exchange Rates option.

Screenshot: EDD Multi Currency Auto Updates

Simply leave the ‘Set the exchange rate manuallyunchecked on any currency you want automated.

Screenshot: EDD Multi Currency Settings
Open Exchange Rates is a trusted provider of live and historical currency exchange rates. It’s used by many of the biggest brands you trust each day! Learn More.

For the rates set to auto, you can choose how often you want to check and update the rates. Choose hourly, once daily, twice daily, and weekly.

Screenshot: EDD Multi Currency Auto Update Frequency

Need to set one or two manually for some reason? Just do it. You can individually set an exchange rate yourself by clicking the ‘Set the exchange rate manually’ box and setting a rate.

Screenshot: EDD Multi Currency: Set Manual Exchange Rate

🚨 Important Note:
If you are or were using the third-party Aelia Currency Switcher extension you can migrate everything over to Multi Currency. Be sure you have our Multi Currency extension activated before migrating from an EDD version 2 site to an EDD version 3 site.

🔎 Learn more on this Doc

Fully Integrated and Supports 200 Currencies

You let us know that you wanted this functionality and didn’t want to rely on third party extensions. Set up Multi Currency and never worry about it again. It’s part of EDD’s official features now and we’ll keep maintaining and improving it.

Multi Currency supports over 200 world currencies. No matter where your site visitors are from, they won’t think twice about making a purchase, without any hassles or fees. This will set your website apart from the others.

You never have to deal with manual calculations or conversions again.

🌐 Multi Currency helps you grow your business without growing your busy work!

We know that Multi Currency will improve conversion rates. It’s such a simple way to grow your business.

Multi Currency is included with any EDD Pass.

Thanks for using EDD. We’ll keep bringing you features like Multi Currency, to help increase your conversion rates. Did you hear about version 3.0? It’s a big deal, it’ll make improvements faster than ever.

Share your digital creations with the whole world!

Cheers,

Joe Wells
Product Educator, Easy Digital Downloads

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Joe Wells

About Joe Wells

Joe is a Marketing Specialist at Awesome Motive. For years he’s been helping people and organizations succeed with WordPress. He is also the founder of an alternative accounting solution for your side hustle called HustleBooks (powered by Easy Digital Downloads). He and his family live and play just outside Detroit. A busy dad, he enjoys running, watching and creating films.

@thisisjoewells

5 comments

  1. Joe Wells

    One word of caution is how PayPal treats payments received in foreign currencies. The fees for those payments are denominated in those currencies. At the end of the fiscal year, you have a report for *each* currency, with revenue and fees (expenses) that must be reconciled back to your native currency. Since the exchange rate fluctuates throughout the year, it is difficult to be 100% precise with the final accounting, particularly of the fee expenses (you can check the revenue against the received native currency). In contrast, accepting multiple currencies is painless with Stripe.

    1. Joe Wells

      Thanks for sharing this info Bitsum! I’ll discuss with the team if there are EDD PayPal Docs that should be updated with more details.

      Also +1 on Stripe being painless. It’s our top recommendation to use Stripe with EDD if it’s available in your country – https://stripe.com/global. PayPal is also a good option and available in more places.

  2. Joe Wells

    Can you please confirm the behavior when a recurring payment is received in a currency that has since been disabled? For instance, say I at one time supported RUB, but then disabled it. Would a recurring payment received in RUB be properly handled and displayed?

    1. Joe Wells
  3. Joe Wells

    As a developer supporting a site using Aelia Currency Switcher, I want to give a huge THANK YOU for integrating the solution into EDD! I know this wasn’t easy but the teamwork paid off. I still need some testing but it looks great already.

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