Shop Currency

Currency Settings ↑ Back to Top

Change the look of how currency is shown in your WooCommerce store.


To change your shop currency settings go to: WooCommerce > Settings > General > Currency Options and select your desired currency from the Currency drop down.

Currency Options

Please note: If your shop currency is not listed in this dropdown, please use our tutorial on how to add your own custom currency.

Options for this include:

  • Currency – Choose the currency the store will be priced in.
  • Currency Position – Choose whether the currency symbol is placed to the left or right of the price.
  • Thousand Separator – Choose the character to use for the thousand separator.
  • Decimal Separator – Choose the character to use for the decimal separator.
  • Number of Decimals – Choose the number of digits to appear after the decimal separator.

Multiple Currencies ↑ Back to Top

WooCommerce only allows for one base currency shop setting at a time. There is an extension that can help switch your display of currency called the Currency Converter Widget. You can use this to change the display of prices only, this will not actually change the currency you charge your customers, as this will still use the base currency.

There is another option provided by WordPress Multilingual (WPML) that can help with multi-currency as an extension: WooCommerce Multilingual.

Please note: We are unable to help provide support for 3rd party plugins, so if you have any questions regarding, it is best if you contact the plugin developer.

Currency Exchange Rates and Extra Charges ↑ Back to Top

Without the Currency Converter Widget, the customer will need to do their own research on how much the exchange rate is and how much their bank charges to exchange the currencies to pay for the order.

For example, if you were to travel to Europe with your US based credit card, you would purchase something in Euros (the shop base currency) and your bank would charge you the conversion, as well as any international fees they may want to apply. The same process applies to WooCommerce: the exchange rate and fees are not charged by WooCommerce, rather, it’s the customer’s bank that sets the exchange rate and possible additional fees.

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