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#1 PayPal_Mustang



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Posted 14 November 2002 - 07:10 AM

Currently as another thread has posted, there is no currently known workaround to offer multiple currencies in one button. I have a suggested solution.

During button creation, allow the user/customer to check what currencies they accept using check box options. This will create HTML code that will pass the appropriate variable name for each currency chosen.
For example:

<input type = "hidden" name = "Sterling" value = "GBP">

This is not the exact code but an example only. This would pass the variable of Sterling to the Payment details screen similar to the currently offered 'custom' variable. So for every currency a customer wants to offer, eg; dollars, euros, sterling, etc., there would be a line of html code inserted into the generated button. This would pass the information as stated above to a pull down menu in the Payment details screen where the customer buying would be prompted to select a currency to pay with. When the currency is selected, the current conversion rate is used to change the default checkout price given to the appropriate currency and amount.

This would allow our developers websites not to be cluttered with a button for each currency and add convenience and speed to customer checkout.

Heth Baskin
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Posted 15 November 2002 - 03:36 PM

Is there anywhere on Paypal with a current currency conversion rate that we can use to calculate the value against our local currency (for example, £1 = $1.50)


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Posted 22 November 2002 - 01:33 PM

There are currency converters you can use. http://iva.tech.nu has an example in their update section. The direct URL to their example is:

You can get this code from xe.com

This does not automatically convert a dollar amount for you in PayPal's code. You can use a third party cart that would covert for you and process via PayPal.


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Posted 22 November 2002 - 03:12 PM

I see that uses XE.

The licencing terms on XE are pretty restrictive, such that you cannot really calculate automatically the conversion for your customer.

I have my own shopping basket system and it would be useful to calculate, based upon conversion rates that PayPal uses. Do paypal use XE for their own internal conversion?

We get a lot of foreign users (we are UK, 50% of our custom is USA) so a conversion, dynamically displayed would be very useful.


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