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Currencies and Language Settings

Overview

How currencies and languages are selected by default for new orders, and how to override default settings.

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Consumer Location

By default, Web and Popup storefronts automatically set the Order Country based on the geographic location of the consumer’s IP address. The selected countries have multiple impacts on the consumer’s purchase process, including:

  • The default currency (and therefore the prices shown)
  • Whether or not VAT, GST, or other taxes are included in the price
  • Whether or not a link to enter a Tax ID is displayed
  • Available payment methods

The selected country does not control the selected language. 

If you set up a Storefront for use by consumers in a specific location, consider overriding the automatic country selection process and set a specific order country to use by default.

Available Languages and Currencies

Currencies and languages can be limited at the individual Storefront level, or for the entire Store. For a list of available currencies, see Currencies, Conversions, and Taxes, and Country-Based Default Currencies.

Russian Rubles (RUB) and South African Rand (ZAR) are supported but disabled for all Stores by default. Enabling either of these currencies makes PayPal unavailable as a payment option in the corresponding countries.

Apply a Default Country

To override the consumers’ country selection, set a default country for your Store or Storefront.
  1. From the Storefronts menu, navigate to the Popup or Web Storefront you want to adjust.
  2. Click the More > Languages and Currencies. The Languages and Currencies popup window appears.
  3. In the Default Country field, enter the ISO country code of the country that you want the Storefront to use by default. For example, for Germany, enter DE.
  4. Click Save. Allow up to ten minutes for Live Storefronts to be updated.

 

Limit Available Currencies for a Storefront

  1. From the Storefronts menu, navigate to the Popup or Web Storefront you want to adjust.
  2. Click the More > Languages and Currencies. The Languages and Currencies popup window appears.
  3. Select Override Store Currencies. The window expands to display a series of currency checkboxes.
  4. Make sure the only checkboxes selected are those your Storefront supports. If you no longer support specific currencies, clear those checkboxes. For a list of currency codes by country, see Country-Based Default Currencies
  5. Click Save. Allow up to ten minutes for Live Storefronts to be updated.

 

Limit Available Currencies for your Store

When you limit currency options for your Store, the limitations apply to all of your Popup and Web Storefronts. To apply these limitations to specific storefronts, see Limit Available Currencies for a Storefront above.

  1. In the FastSpring App, navigate to Settings > Store Settings > Localization.

  2. Under Available Currencies, select each currency you wish to support, and deselect those you do not want to support. For a list of currency codes by country, see Country-Based Default Currencies
  3. Click Save at the top of the page. Allow up to ten minutes for Live Storefronts to update.

 

Limit Available Languages in a Storefront

  1. From the Storefronts menu, navigate to the Popup or Web Storefront you want to adjust.
  2. Click the More > Languages and Currencies. The Languages and Currencies popup window appears.
  3. Select the Override Store Languages checkbox. The window expands to display the available language checkboxes.
  4. Clear the checkbox next to any language that you do not want the Storefront to support.
  5. Click Save. Allow up to ten minutes for Live Storefronts to be updated.