SCD – Smart Currency Detector – Premium Variant – Standard 2-5 Domains
is a variant of SCD, compatible with Woocommerce. It is used for a single seller. this product manages currency conversion in a very intelligent way. It allows displaying product prices in the currency of the end customer or in his desirable currency and provides end2end currency conversion during the process of purchase.
Purchasing this product gives you an activation license key valid for 2-5 domains websites.
The use of this variant of scd requires first to have installed the free variant of scd available on wordpress which you can download under this link Smart-currency-detector. As soon as these two complementary plugins are installed in your store, you have the bunch of features below.
Find on the table below exactly what the administrator, and the buyers should have as features and changes in the store.
- install Woocommerce extension to create an online store
- install SCD Smart Currency Detector free variant
2) Installing & activating SCD – Smart Currency Detector – Premium Variant – Standard.
3) SCD License Key Activation
After you have finished installing and activating the plugin you must activate your product license key as shown in the picture below.
As an administrator, you have a bunch of features you can set in your store through SCD Settings under Woocommerce menu in the admin dashboard. There are two mains tabs (General Settings and Currencies Settings). The settings you can make in your store are shown below.
1- General Settings
a) Enable multiple currencies payment
When this setting is enabled: Checkout, payment, and order will be made in the selected currency using the converted product prices, for supported payments methods.
When this setting is disabled: SCD will convert the product prices displayed on the shop and product pages; however, all payments will be made in the base currency using the unconverted product prices.
Note: base currency refers to the shop currency set in the WooCommerce setting. Supported Payments methods compatible with SCD are Paypal standard, Paypal Express Checkout, PayUMoney, Stripe, Payzen, Cardcom, Mangopay, Mercadopago, ipay-ghana-wc-payment, Direct bank Transfert, cash on delivery.
On the screenshot below, you have an example.
b) Update intervals
This setting indicates the intervals for automatic updates of the currency exchange rates. The interval can be specified in hours or days.
c) Customize currency options and exchange rates
This setting allows you to change the default options for a currency. It allows you to manually specify the exchange rate to use for a currency, the additional percentage to apply on top of the exchange rate, or the currency symbol to display for the currency. The picture below shows you an example.
d) Delete settings when the plugin is uninstalled
This setting indicates if the plugin data and plugin settings should be completely deleted when the plugin in uninstalled. The default value is to delete all data. If you want to be able to reinstall the plugin and recover all your settings, uncheck this setting.
2- Currencies settings
e) Select currency based on user location
This setting enables the use of geolocation to determine the currency to use for a customer.
f) Filter currencies enabled for your store
This setting allows you to restrict the set of currencies that are allowed for your customers and store vendors.
g) Default/Fallback store currency
This setting specifies the default currency to use for your store.
h) Enable decimal numbers display
This setting enables the use of decimal numbers in price displays. If enabled you can use the setting “Number of decimals” to indicate the number of decimals to display.
i) Display the currency menu
This setting allows you to display in an active menu of your theme a currency widget that allows the customer to choose the comfortable currency to make purchases. You have the possibility to set the menu title, position inside the menu, and the theme menu location.
j) Enable mobile currency conversion widget
This setting allows you to use a mobile currency conversion widget that you have the possibility to move on anywhere on your website. You can choose the color style of the widget to adapt it to your theme color, also you can decide to activate a pop-up alert.
As an administrator, you have several options to activate a currency conversion widget on your site. you are free to use the scd_widget shortcode to place the widget wherever you want in your store. for more details please consult this documentation SCD_widget_pdf.
Woocommerce compatibility with SCD
without any usage of others plugins to extend woocommerce feature, all types of products (simple, variable, Grouped, affiliate) you can creates including tax, shippings, coupons and others services offer by wocommerce will be viewed in the shop in customer’s country currency if you enable SCD setting “Select currency based on user location”. on the other hand customer can use the SCD currency widget to view all products and services prices in his desirable currency.
Other admin capability with SCD : set custom price per currency for a simple product
SCD allows you set a custom price of a product for a given currency. For instance a product can be set to a price in US Dollars of 100 USD and a price in Euros of 150 EUR. A customer shopping from the USA will see the product price as 100 USD; a customer from the euro zone will see the same product at 150 EUR.
When a custom price by currency is set for a product, SCD uses directly the custom price set by the vendor instead of converting the base currency price.
Note : This feature is working now only with simples products, we will extends it to other type of products in the futur.
To set a custom price by currency for a product:
- In the wordpress dashboard, open the Edit Product page for the product to edit
- Locate the rectangle “SCD – Set Currency per Product” in the Edit Product page and click inside the textbox to select the currency for which you want to specify a custom price
- Enter the custom prices (regular price and sale price if applicable) in the two textboxes added by SCD below the tax information
when a customer connects to the store, the prices of products and services are automatically converted to their local currency. The customer can also view the prices of products and services in the desired currency by using the SCD currency conversion widget.
The customer can follow the entire purchase process in his desired currency if and only if the administrator allows currency conversion at checkout and payment on the one hand. on the other hand, this requires that the payment methods used in the store are compatible with SCD. Please have a look at the administrator description to get more information about SCD Settings.
Tax, shipping fees, coupons, and so on are also converted in the customer’s desirable currency.
orders and emails invoices are issued with the currency the customer made the purchase.
Screenshots examples of end2end product purchase in customer’s desirable currency. The images describe the purchase process of a New Zealander customer from Paris in a shop of a British seller. The customer automatically sees the prices of products in EUR(€), the currency in which is done the purchase but he can also use the SCD currency conversion widget to make its purchase in NZD($).
a) in the product page
b) In the cart page
c) In the checkout page
d) orders received