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WooCommerce Currency Switcher – Compatibility with WooCommerce 4.0

WooCommerce Currency Switcher and WooCommerce 4.0

We have been testing our Currency Switcher with WooCommerce 4.0 since the release of the Beta version, a few weeks ago. We haven’t encountered compatibility issues so far, we will keep testing the new version to ensure maximum compatibility.

Support for the WooCommerce Admin dashboard

WooCommerce 4.0 will include the new WooCommerce Admin dashboard, which allows to generate reports about sales, revenue and taxes. The WooCommerce Admin tool is still fairly rigid and it offers limited possiiblity of customisation, especially from a multi-currency perspective, so we are working its authors to make it more flexible.

One of the features that we are planning to release soon is the possibility of filtering the WooCommerce Admin reports by currency (see below):

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The Aelia Currency Switcher allows to filter the analytics reports by currency.

Work in progress on missing features

This feature will make it possible to run currency-specific report, and see the revenue in each currency. Still, due to current limitations in the WooCommerce Admin architecture, two features will be missing:

  1. The currency symbol displayed on the pages is always the one for shop’s base currency. For example, if your shop’s base currency is EUR, and you run the analytics for USD, you will see USD amounts, but you will still see the symbol for EUR. This is a known issue, due to the fact that the WC Admin tool doesn’t allow to override the symbol.
  2. For the moment, the analytics tool can’t generate a report with all totals in base currency. That feature is still available in the standard WooCommerce reports. This is because the WooCommerce Admin tool stores its own copy of aggregate sales data, which doesn’t include base currency amounts. Without such data, the totals in base currency can’t be calculated.

The above are two of the aspects that we are reviewing with the authors of the WooCommerce Admin tools. As soon as the reporting logic will become sufficiently flexible, we will extend the analytics reports. It’s our target to bring them up to speed, in terms of features, with the standard ones provided by WooCommerce.

Of course, should you have any questions about the upcoming version of WooCommerce and its new features, please feel free to contact us. We’ll be ready to answer. 🙂

The Aelia Team

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WooCommerce Currency Switcher – Maintenance update, November 2019

WooCommerce Currency Switcher – What’s new

Currency Switcher for WooCommerce has been updated to version 4.7.14.191126. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Fixed minor bug that caused the time execution limit to be set to 10 minutes by the setup process, even after the setup was completed.
  • Improved integration with Turkey Central Bank, to skip invalid rates that could cause a “division by zero” error.
  • Updated supported WooCommerce versions.

How to get latest version

New customers

Simply place your order and you will get the latest version.

Existing customers

If you activated your licence in WooCommerce > Setttings > Aelia, you will see a notification informing you about the update. You will then be able to install it automatically.

If you haven’t activated your licence, you can download the updated file using the link you received with your order. If the link doesn’t work, please contact Support to receive the latest version. Thanks.

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Advanced Coupons, by Rymera Web, now supports our Aelia Currency Switcher

Multi-currency offers with Advanced Coupons and Aelia Currency Switcher

Our friend Josh Kohlbach, from the Rymera Web Team, informed us that they released a new version of their Advanced Coupons plugin. This update introduces full compatibility with our multi-currency solution, the Aelia Currency Switcher for WooCommerce.

The challenge with multi-currency coupons

Many of the plugins that handle coupons, or special offers, work with the assumption that the shop will always have one currency. Due to that, they treat all prices as absolute values, and can apply discounts incorrectly in a multi-currency environment. For example:

  • A coupon for 10 USD could reduce the price by an amount of “10”, whether the product price is 100 USD, 90 EUR or 80 GBP. The resulting price would then become 90 USD (correct), 80 EUR (incorrect) and 70 GBP (incorrect).
  • An offer like “buy one, get one for 50 USD” could be interpreted by the coupon plugin as “buy one, get one for 50 USD/EUR/GBP“. The discount in USD would be correct, whereas the others would be wrong.
  • An offer like “free shipping when you spend 50 USD or more” could be interpreted by the coupon plugin as “free shipping when you spend 50 USD/EUR/GBP or more“. That would offer free shipping with the correct order amount in USD, and a higher order amount in EUR and GBP.

In the above scenarios, the error stems from the fact that the amounts entered in USD are taken as absolute values, even when the currency changes. Instead, they should be converted to their EUR and GBP counterparts.

The solution

The Advanced Coupons plugin can solve this issue, thanks to its new, native integration with our Aelia Currency Switcher. As soon as you enable it, the plugin will automatically detect our multi-currency solution and perform the conversion of your discounts, automatically. This is transparent and doesn’t require any configuration.

Is really it that easy? As you can see in the video you find below, it’s indeed easy!

What’s the advantages in using the Advanced Coupons plugin?

The Advanced Coupons plugin includes powerful features that allow you to increase your sales. Among the key features:

  • Add products with a coupon. The customer enters a coupon code, and a product is added to the cart automatically.
  • “Buy one, get one free (or discounted)” offers. Allow customers to buy multiple products, at a reduced price.
  • Shipping discounts. Offer a cheaper, or even free, shipping option when a minimum order total is reached.
  • Loyalty programs. This is a very powerful feature, that few other plugins can offer in a multi-currency environment. It allows your customers to accrue points and spend them later on your shop, while calculating the correct amount of points for each currency. For example, if you offer 1 point for every 1 USD spent, a customer who spends 150 EUR will get approximately 167 points (150 EUR to USD = ~167.45 USD = 167 points).

Multi-currency special offers at your fingertips

If you wish to run special offers on your multi-currency site, in conjunction with our Aelia Currency Switcher, the Advanced Coupons plugin is your solution. Install, enable, and you’re ready to go. On top of that, both solutions are backed by a top notch customer service, ready to assist you with any question you might have. You can also find the announcement of the integration on the official site of the coupons plugin: Multi Currency Aware Coupons With Currency Switcher for WooCommerce.

If you have any questions about the Advanced Coupons plugin and its multi-currency integration, please feel free to contact the Advanced Coupons Team. They will get back to you in no time. 👍

Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!

The Aelia Team

Business All-Star Accredited

Only 10 days until the Business All-Stars ceremony!

Just 10 days to go, until the Business All-Stars accreditation ceremony

As announced a few weeks ago, Aelia received the prestigious Business All-Stars accreditation from the All Ireland Business Foundation. The ceremony will be held on the 25 October 2019, in Croke Park, Dublin. Our founder is going to be there to receive his gold medal, as a proof of excellence. The people who met him know that he can be friendly and chatty, but in reality he can be quite shy. Let’s say that he is still undecided if he’s very excited, or just really scared. 😃

He put a lot of work, sweat and sleepless nights in building the trusted business behind the Aelia brand. We believe that he deserves the All-Stars accreditation, which he earned in full, as an official recognition of his efforts and results.

We know that we already posted this last time, but the accreditation certificate looks really nice, so here it is again. 😁

Business All-Star - Accreditation Certificate

If any of you wishes to meet our founder, please feel free to join him at the ceremony in Croke Park. As anticipated, the date will be 25 October 2019. You can all the details below.

Business All-Stars accreditation ceremony

Date: Friday, October 25th from 9am-3pm
Venue: Cusack Suite, Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
Dress Code: Business/Smart casual

Car Park: Complimentary car parking is available in the Cusack Car Park. This is located off Clonliffe Road – turn onto St. Joseph’s Avenue at the Daybreak convenience store. See Map link here.

Programme

  • 9.00am: Registration
  • 9.30am: Opening Welcome – Elaine Carroll, CEO – AIBF
  • 9.40am: Alan Shortt -MC
  • 9.45am: Address by Dr. Briga Hynes, Kemmy Business School, UL & Chair of the All-Ireland Business Awards
  • 10.00am: Guest Speaker
  • 10.15am: Presentation of Business All-Star Accreditation to newly accredited companies
  • 11.15am: Comfort Break
  • 11.30am: Guest Speaker
  • 11.45am: Presentation continued
  • 1:00pm: Lunch/Networking
  • 1.30pm: Guest Speaker
  • 2.00pm: Presentation continued
  • 3.00pm: Networking/Close

Admission Tickets: Please note the ceremony is an invite-only event. We have made provision for one complimentary ticket per company. Should you wish to bring along your management team/guests/clients you can avail All-Star discounted ticket option via this link at €49 ex-vat (including lunch). Standard Ticket price is €149 ex-vat.

Thanks again for being with us in our adventure, and have an amazing week!

The Aelia Team

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WooCommerce Currency Switcher – Maintenance update, October 2019

WooCommerce Currency Switcher – What’s new

Currency Switcher for WooCommerce has been updated to version 4.7.12.191014. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Fixed call to filter widget_title in widget templates. The old call could cause some compatibility issues with themes that expected all three arguments to be passed with the filter.
  • Updated supported WooCommerce versions.

How to get latest version

New customers

Simply place your order and you will get the latest version.

Existing customers

If you activated your licence in WooCommerce > Setttings > Aelia, you will see a notification informing you about the update. You will then be able to install it automatically.

If you haven’t activated your licence, you can download the updated file using the link you received with your order. If the link doesn’t work, please contact Support to receive the latest version. Thanks.

Business All-Star Accredited

We received the Business All-Star Accreditation. That’s awesome!

Over the past few weeks, our founder has been working with the All Ireland Business Foundation to achieve the prestigious Business All-Star Accreditation. The examination panel informed us that our efforts has been successful, and we have reached our goal. The accreditation is a great achievement, and a demonstration that we, at Aelia, offer to our clients high quality products and a top class customer service.

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Our founder, Diego Zanella, will attend the Gold Medal Ceremony on the 25th of October, 2019, at Croke Park, in Dublin, Ireland.

What this means for Aelia

It’s always great to see efforts recognised and rewarded. It’s also very exciting to know that we reached the standard required by the All-Ireland Business Foundation. The Business All-Star accreditation distinguishes progressive Irish businesses that meet a high level of verified performance, trust and customer centricity. Our efforts will now allow us to join unique group of excelling businesses.

Why we are so excited

The achievement will be celebrated at Croke Park, but reaching certainly wasn’t a “walk in the park“. 😃

We feel that this result is a tangible demonstration to our commitment in offering top quality products and services to our customers, as well as our collaborators.

We would like to thank all of you, customers, supporters, partners and suppliers, for having been with us during the past six years. Your continued support is what allowed us to be successful. We will strive to stay at the top of our class, and keeping offer you the great service you have come to expect from us.

The Aelia Team