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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):

Woocommerce Admin - Currency filter

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

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.

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

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.

WooCommerce Currency Switcher – Maintenance update, September 2019

WooCommerce Currency Switcher – What’s new

Currency Switcher for WooCommerce has been updated to version 4.7.11.190924. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Improvement – Improved error checking during conversion of product prices, to detect and avoid invalid products.
  • Improved script to intercept the currency selection to handle widgets created dynamically, via JavaScript.
  • Fixed condition that could cause regular prices to be overwritten during the scheduled processing of sale prices with WooCommerce 3.7.x.
  • 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.

Smart Offers now supports our Aelia Currency Switcher

Increase your conversions with Smart Offers and Aelia Currency Switcher

We are happy to announce the start of a new collaboration, this time with the StoreApps Team. This collaboration brings you another great solution, the Smart Offers plugin. Smart Offers makes it easy to manage up-sells, cross-sells and “buy one, get one free offers”, and now it also includes native support for our popular multi-currency solution, the Aelia Currency Switcher.

Thanks to this new integration, visitors will see up-sells, cross-sells and special offers in their currency of choice. This will improve the user experience, and can help increasing conversions.

Getting started

The Smart Offers plugin integration with the Currency Switcher works out of the box. When you install the two plugins together, Smart Offers will automatically take care of showing your special offers in the correct currency. No configuration is required, it just works!

Advantages of using Smart Offers with Aelia Currency Switcher

Targeting rules, filters and more

Smart Offers includes features like targeting of offers based on user role, past purchases or cart value. All such features integrate automatically with the functions offered by the Aelia Currency Switcher, such as automatic geolocation and price conversions. All special offers will be appear consistently with customer’s location and selected currency.

Revenue reports in the selected currency

Smart Offers will automatically show you, in its Orders dashboard, the revenue earned from running the offer in each of the currencies selected by your visitors. This will help preparing statistics on which offers are more successful, and in which currency. With that information, you will be able to prepare accurately targeted offers and increase your conversion.

Conclusion

Using the Aelia Currency Switcher and the Smart Offers plugin together can greatly help increasing the effectiveness of your up-sells and cross-sells offers. The two plugin together will enable you to prepare offers targeted to specific markets, and attract more sales.

If you are using the two solutions together, we will be happy to hear your feedback, so that we can continue improving our products. Should you have any questions about using Smart Offers with our Currency Switcher, please feel free to contact the StoreApps support team. They will be ready to assist you with the installation of their powerful “special offers” solution.

That’s all, for now. I hope you enjoyed this great news, and we wish you a fantastic weekend!

The Aelia Team