Multiple currencies - Introduction
Allowing visitors to your store to pay in multiple currencies is a simple way to expand your customer base - which can result in more sales!
Luckily, Shopify automatically converts your customers' local currencies to your store's default currency when an order is placed. All you have to do is set up the markets (countries or regions) you want to sell to and enable local currency use. And of course, be prepared to ship your products to the new destinations.
In this guide, we'll break down the process of setting up multiple currencies into three parts:
Part 1. Setting up Shopify Markets
By utilizing Shopify Markets, your store can accept various currencies from different countries and regions. To add more markets in Shopify:
Step 1: When viewing your Shopify admin, go to Settings.
Step 2: Continue to Markets and click Add market.
Step 3: Select the countries or regions that you want to include.
Step 4: Enter a Market name to represent your selection. This name is only visible to you.
Step 5: Click Add market when you've finished. This will create your market.
Step 6: Ensure the market is Active. By default, your market should be Active if there are no outstanding issues.
However, if you have tasks left to complete, such as configuring shipping rates, then your market will remain Inactive until you complete the tasks and manually change its status.
Part 2. Enabling local currencies
Now that your market is set up, the next step is to enable local currencies. This will allow customers to choose their local currency and place orders.
Step 1: While viewing your newly created market, click Products and pricing.
Step 2: Enable Show prices to customers in their local currency by checking the box.
Step 3: Click Save. When you return to the market screen, you will see Local currencies is on.
Part 3. Enabling the country/region selector tool
To allow your customers to change your store's currency, you need to enable the country selector tool within your theme. You can do this through your theme's Header section:
Step 1: Within your Shopify admin, go to Online Store and continue to Themes.
Step 2: Locate your theme and click Customize.
Step 3: Select your Header section.
Step 4: Under Localization, check the Show country/region selector box.
Step 5: Save your changes. Visitors to your store will now be able to select their preferred currency!