Universal Price based on exchange rates.

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Universal Price based on exchange rates.

Post by siddharthamahata » 07 Sep 2015, 09:58

Most international ecommerce setups have a base price in a particular currency, which if needed in other currencies , changes according to the current exchange rates.

But aimeos requires the admin to input prices for different currencies individually.

I think this is not a good solution as the customer will be charged differently for different currencies when exchange rates change internationally. Also it will be highly inconvinient to update every currency price individually.

Why does aimeos has this kind of price setup?

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Re: Universal Price based on exchange rates.

Post by aimeos » 07 Sep 2015, 12:45

siddharthamahata wrote:Most international ecommerce setups have a base price in a particular currency, which if needed in other currencies , changes according to the current exchange rates.

Why does aimeos has this kind of price setup?
Fixed exchange rates between currencies in e-commerce shops leads to arkward end user prices, like 9.90 EUR equals 11.58 USD. This is psychologically bad and 11.49 or 11.90 USD would be much better, so only very small shop owners who don't want to invest much time in their online business will use fixed exchange rates at all.

If only a minimum amount of time should be invested, shop owners can add an automatically calculated column for another currency they would like to support to their Excel product list. These file can then be imported into Aimeos: https://aimeos.org/docs/Developers/Cont ... and_format

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