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WooCommerce Currency Switcher – WooCommerce 4.3 update, June 2020

WooCommerce Currency Switcher – What’s new

Our Aelia Currency Switcher for WooCommerce has been updated to version 4.8.13.200617. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

Features and improvements

  • Tested with WooCommerce 4.3 (see announcement).
  • Added new filter `wc_aelia_cs_product_requires_conversion`.
  • Added support for `currency` attribute stored against a shipping rate. This will make it easier to add multi-currency support to shipping plugins.
  • Improved WooCommerce Admin Analytics integration. Added currency filter to Coupons report.
  • Updated admin UI to show that the log files now contain a timestamp in their name.

Fixes

  • Fix – Fixed check that caused a “zero decimals” setting to be ignored.
  • Fix – Added trimming of exchange rates entered manually on the settings page.

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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WooCommerce Currency Switcher – Compatibility with WooCommerce 4.3

WooCommerce Currency Switcher and WooCommerce 4.3

We have been testing our Currency Switcher with WooCommerce 4.3 and we haven’t encountered compatibility issues so far. We will keep testing the new version to ensure maximum compatibility. We’re going to release an update for the Currency Switcher, as well as other plugins, to indicate compatibility with the new version.

Support for the new WooCommerce Stats widget

WooCommerce 4.3 includes a new home page in the Admin section, which shows some useful statistics about the shop’s performance. You can read the announcement on the WooCommerce blog: Meet the new WooCommerce Home. We have been working to implement an integration with this new widget directly in the Currency Switcher, to make sure that the totals are correct, in shop’s base currency, like it already happens with the standard reports.

As of today (29 June 2020), such integration is still incomplete, due to the lack of some filters in the WooCommerce Admin tool. That tool is the one that displays the WooCommerce Stats widget, after collecting the order data, and it’s the one to which the Currency Switcher needs to “talk” to make sure that the figures are correct. This communication has already been implemented on the Currency Switcher side, we just need to test it. To be able to do that, we will first need to wait until the authors of the WooCommerce Admin add the required filters to that addon.

As soon as the WooCommerce Admin will allow us to complete the integration, we will run all the necessary tests and release an update for the Currency Switcher with the “totals in base currency” feature. As wrote in an earlier post, we aim to bring all the WooCommerce Admin Analytics up to speed, in terms of features, with the standard reports provided by WooCommerce.

Should you have any questions about our Currency Switcher, our other products, or the integration with the new versions of WooCommerce, please feel free to contact us. We’ll be ready to answer. 🙂

The Aelia Team

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WooCommerce Currency Switcher – Compatibility with WooCommerce 4.1

WooCommerce Currency Switcher and WooCommerce 4.1

We have been testing our Currency Switcher with WooCommerce 4.1 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 4.1 still includes the new WooCommerce Admin dashboard, which allows to generate reports about sales, revenue and taxes. We worked with the authors of the WooCommerce Admin tool to make it more flexible, so that it’s now possible to run reports filter by currency. Below is an example of this new filter:

Woocommerce Admin - Currency filter

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

Work in progress

This feature allows to run currency-specific report, and see the revenue in each currency. As an advancement since WooCommerce 4.0, selecting a currency also changes the currency symbol displayed on the page. As of today, there is still one feature missing from this integration: the analytics tool can’t generate a report with all totals in base currency. This is because the WooCommerce Admin tool stores its own copy of aggregate sales data, which doesn’t include base currency amounts, and doesn’t offer a way to alter the queries it runs to perform such calculations.

We are still discussing the implementation of such filters into the WooCommerce Admin tool. As soon as the WooCommerce Admin will allow us to do so, we will extend the analytics reports to implement a “totals in base currency” option. It’s our target to bring them up to speed, in terms of features, with the standard ones provided by WooCommerce. In the meantime, the “grand totals in base currency” feature is still available in the standard WooCommerce reports.

As always, if you have any questions about the upcoming version of WooCommerce and its new features, please feel free to contact us. We’re always happy to answer. 🙂

The Aelia Team

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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

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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