fara0 — 2011-08-28T13:12:35-04:00 — #1
I stand with a small dilemma that some of you might be able to help me with.
I have a store that sells bicycles and accessories online, and I am wondering whether or not I should install a script which will display the price based on the user's IP address below the price in euro.
Yes: Consumer doesn't have to convert from euro to his own currency.
No: Consumer might think that he can pay in that currency. The currency might not reflect the actual one 100%. More prices and info can only be misleading and confusing.
I am leading towards the no-side, but I would like to hear your opinions
pinkypainter — 2011-08-29T00:28:50-04:00 — #2
Are you selling your products across your nation? If your major target people is local people, I don't think there is a need to display their currency. Moreover, it will mislead the visitors when they intend to make payment, unless you accept currency other than Euro.
fara0 — 2011-09-18T05:17:31-04:00 — #3
I am selling products all over the globe - from the states to Japan and across.
stevie_d — 2011-09-18T08:10:32-04:00 — #4
You could give the price in €uros first, and then underneath, say something like:
That's roughly £(whatever).
Please note, this figure is for guidance only – all payments will be made in €uros and currency conversion will be at the card issuer's applicable rate
(I'm assuming that it is the card issuer that sets the rate, but change that if it isn't!)
c_ankerstjerne — 2011-09-18T08:27:49-04:00 — #5
Unless you stream the currency rates from some reliable source, I wouldn't do it. The EUR fluctuates a lot, and giving a figure that's way off is much worse than not giving a figure at all.
cranial_bore — 2011-09-20T18:57:08-04:00 — #6
I wouldn't, because I agree that users will think that paying in their local currency is an option. Adding 1-2 sentences explaining the situation is just going to add complexity to the page.
A middle ground might be a link or icon to open the conversion in a modal window, which would give you the space and user focus to explain that payments are in Euro only, and the conversion is an approximation.
finejewellerys — 2011-09-27T10:04:21-04:00 — #7
I want to know which ecommerce store system you are using.for me, i do use zen cart which is very convenient to add extra currency option in the product detail under the price.maybe you can also find the store plugin to do it.