Sell products in different currencies all over the world.
SamCart allows you to choose what currency your prices are displayed in.
The default currency is USD ($), but we've got most of the major world currencies covered.
Regardless of what currency you choose to use in SamCart, your payment processor (e.g. Stripe, PayPal) allows you to accept currencies from all over the world instantly using the latest exchange rates. So, even if you display your prices in USD ($), customers from all over the world can pay using their home currency, without you or your customers running into any exchange fees.
You can display your prices in any of the following currencies:
- USD ($) United States Dollar
- AUD ($) Australian Dollar
- BRL (R$) Brazilian Real
- CAD ($) Canadian Dollar
- EUR (€) Euro
- GBP (£) Pound Sterling
- SEK (kr) Swedish Krona
- NOK (kr) Norwegian Krone
- CHF (Fr) Swiss Franc
- CZK (Kč) Czech Koruna
- DKK (kr) Danish Krone
- HKD (HK$) Hong Kong Dollar
- ILS (₪) Israeli New Sheqel
- INR (₹) Indian Rupee
- MXN (Mex$) Mexican Peso
- MYR (RM) Malaysian Ringgit
- NZD ($) New Zealand Dollar
- PHP (₱) Philippine Peso
- PLN (zł) Polish Zloty
- RUB (₽) Russian Ruble
- SGD (S$) Singapore Dollar
- THB (฿) Thai Baht
You can update your marketplace's currency after account creation, but the currency will be locked in as soon as any order is processed. This includes test orders, and any product type. If you have already run an order on your marketplace but would like to use a different currency, creating a new marketplace will be required.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: My customers use a currency that isn't listed, can they still buy?
A: Absolutely. If your price is $100 (USD), and your customer wants to pay with, for example, Hungarian Forint (HUF), the credit card company will use the latest exchange rates to charge the customer the correct amount of money.
At time of writing, $100 comes out to about 27,720 (HUF). So, the customer would have 27,720 (HUF) withdrawn from their bank account, and the seller would have $100 deposited into theirs, all done automatically thanks to the fine people at the major credit card companies.
Q: Will my customers have to pay exchange fees?
A: No. If the currency you display your prices in does not match the currency in your customer's bank account, the credit card companies and payment processors use the latest exchange rates to charge the right amount of money, without anyone paying any exchange fees.
Q: What if I change my currency, then refund an older charge that used the old currency? Will I lose money?
A: No again! When an order is placed, the currency for that order is locked and will not be changed. So if a customer places an order for $100 USD ($), any future refunds will give back $100 USD ($), regardless of whether you changed the currency for your account. That said, an important note is that once any order has been processed, you will no longer be able to change the currency of your marketplace, so this scenario should not occur.