Currency Switcher for Easy Digital Downloads allows your visitors to select in which currency they would like to see your prices, as well as complete transactions in such currency.
How it works
Once enabled, the plugin will allow you to configure a list of the currencies you would like to accept. Such currencies will then appear in a list, displayed as a widget, which your Users can use to choose their preferred currency. When a User selects a currency, the shop will be both displaying prices and completing transactions in the new currency. That is, the prices displayed on the shop will be the ones that the Client will pay upon completing the order.
This feature will enable your shop to receive payments in different currencies, thus reducing the costs deriving from currency conversions performed by the various payment gateways. Also, credit card operators often charge a conversion fee when a payment is made in a currency different from the one for which the card was issued.
This adds an extra cost on every purchase, and it can discourage prospective clients. giving your Visitors the possibility of paying in their currency can help improving conversion. Every order will store the currency used to place it, so that both Shop Managers and Clients will be able to retrieve it and see how much they paid.
Please Note Your ability to accept payment in each currency will depend on your payment gateway and/or payment processing company, so your Customers will need to complete their purchase in the appropriate currency.
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- Easy to use for both Site Administrators and End Users.
- Allows Visitors to shop in their preferred currency.
- Automatic update of exchange rates, via Open Exchange Rates or WebServiceX.
- Possibility manually entering a price, in each currency, for each product, without having to use an exchange rate.
- Automatic detection of Visitors’ Country, with currency set accordingly.
- Filtering of available payment methods depending on the selected currency.
- Possibility of setting exchange rates manually, instead of having them updated automatically.
- Visitors’ preferred currency is persistent and it will be selected automatically at their next visit (feature requires Users to be logged on your shop).
- Displays orders amounts in both the original currency in which they were placed, and the base one, for quick reference.
- WordPress 4.0 or later.
- PHP 7.0 or later.
- PHP Extensions
- Easy Digital Downloads 2.5 or newer (tested up to EDD 2.9.x).
- Free Aelia Foundation Classes for Easy Digital Downloads 188.8.131.52110 or newer.
- Recommended: PHP and WordPress memory limit set to 128MB or more.
hello24 (verified owner) –
Since we implemented Currency Switcher for Easy Digital Downloads on our e-commerce website over a year ago, our revenue has quadrupled! We were doing quite well already when we only accepted payment in euros or dollars, but now we accept payments in over 15 currencies and our revenue curve has grown exponentially since day-1 after activating the plugin! This is just crazy! One thing I would very much like to see implemented in the future, is the ability via EDD to offer a signup fee in different currencies + have recurring payments (via EDD Recurring Payments) converted from foreign currencies to my currency (euro). However, all in all, I can only warmly recommend this plugin. And whenever I needed support, Diego was here for us!
Thanks for your feedback! We’re glad that our products meet your expectations. Unfortunately, we no longer write integrations with 3rd party plugins, but I will take note of your request, to see if we can find a way to allow entering signup fees in multiple currencies.
Ewout (verified owner) –
We’ve been using this plugin for over 2 years now and whenever we needed support, Diego has been very helpful!
News: the Currency Switcher for Easy Digital Downloads is now available with a 2 years plan. Fantastic value!
Great product! I was looking for a solution to accept multiple currencies with Easy Digital Downloads and I’m glad I stumbled across this one, which implements all the features I was looking for. It’s also cheaper than competitor products, and it can be used on unlimited sites. I’m looking forward to see more products for EDD! 🙂