Overriding Currencies and Language Settings for Storefronts

Last modified June 14, 2017

About the Purchaser's Country

A purchaser's selected country can have a variety of impacts on the purchase process. For example, the selected country can affect:

  • the currency selected by default (and thus the prices shown)
  • whether or not the prices include VAT by default
  • whether or not a link to enter the purchaser's VAT ID is displayed
  • the payment methods available to the purchaser (e.g. customers in Germany have several payment methods not available to customers in the United States)

However, the country selected does not control or determine the selected language.

Tip

By default, a purchaser's country will automatically be selected based on the geographic location of the customer's IP address.  

If you set up a Storefront that is intended for purchasers in a certain location, you might want to override the automatic country selection process and set a specific purchaser country to be used by default.

Currencies and Languages Available to Purchasers

FastSpring supports transactions in thirteen different languages and up to nineteen different currencies. 

Should you need to limit the languages or currencies available to purchasers, you can do so at the individual Storefront level. Currencies can also be limited for the entire Store if desired. You can also configure a Storefront to use a specific country by default rather than automatically selecting the country based on the geographic location of the customer's IP address.

Note

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

To override geo IP country selection by setting a specific default country

  1. From the Storefronts menu, select the tab for the type of Storefront for which you want to set a specific default country (e.g. Web Storefronts or Popup Storefronts).

    Storefronts menu with the Web Storefronts tab selected by default
     
  2. Click the MORE menu for the Storefront whose default country you want to specify, and then click Languages and Currencies. The Languages and Currencies popup window will appear.

    Languages and Currencies popup window
  3. In the Default Country field, enter the two-digit ISO country code of the specific country that you want the Storefront to use by default. For example, for Germany you would enter DE.

    Example of the Languages and Currencies popup window with the Default Country set to DE for Germany
     
  4. Click SAVE to save your change. Please allow up to ten minutes for Live Storefronts to be updated.

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To limit the currencies available for a Storefront

  1. From the Storefronts menu, select the tab for the type of Storefront whose currencies you want to limit (e.g. Web Storefronts or Popup Storefronts).

    Storefronts menu with the Web Storefronts tab selected by default

  2. Click the MORE menu for the Storefront whose currencies you want to limit, and then click Languages and Currencies. The Languages and Currencies popup window will appear.

    The MORE menu for a Web Storefront

    Languages and Currencies popup window
  3. Select the check box labeled Override Store Currencies. The window will expand to display a series of currency check boxes.

    Languagies and Currencies popup window with the Override Store Currencies section expanded
  4. Clear the check box next to each currency that you do not want the Storefront to support. Each currency that has its check box cleared will not be available via the selected Storefront.

      Click here for an alphabetical list of currency codes and their corresponding currencies
    Code Currency
    AUD Australian Dollars
    BRL Brazilian Reais
    CAD Canadian Dollars
    CHF Swiss Francs
    CNY Chinese Yuan
    CZK Czech Korun
    DKK Danish Kroner
    EUR Euros
    GBP British Pounds
    HKD Hong Kong Dollars
    INR Indian Rupees
    JPY Japanese Yen
    NZD New Zealand Dollars
    PLN Polish Zlotys
    RUB Russian Rubles
    SEK Swedish Kronor
    SGD Singapore Dollars
    USD United States Dollars
    ZAR South African Rand
  5. Click SAVE to save your changes. Please allow up to ten minutes for Live Storefronts to be updated.

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To limit the currencies available for an entire Store

  1. From the Settings menu, click Store Settings in the sub-menu (selected by default), and then click Localization on the left-hand side of the page.



    Localization page of the Store Settings tab in the Settings menu

  2. In the Available Currencies field, clear the check box next to each currency that you do not want the Store to support. Select the check box next to each currency that you do want the Store to support.

      Click here for an alphabetical list of currency codes and their corresponding currencies
    Code Currency
    AUD Australian Dollars
    BRL Brazilian Reais
    CAD Canadian Dollars
    CHF Swiss Francs
    CNY Chinese Yuan
    CZK Czech Korun
    DKK Danish Kroner
    EUR Euros
    GBP British Pounds
    HKD Hong Kong Dollars
    INR Indian Rupees
    JPY Japanese Yen
    NZD New Zealand Dollars
    PLN Polish Zlotys
    RUB Russian Rubles
    SEK Swedish Kronor
    SGD Singapore Dollars
    USD United States Dollars
    ZAR South African Rand
  3. Click  at the top right-hand side of the page.  Please allow up to ten minutes for Live Storefronts to be updated.

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To limit the languages available for a Storefront

  1. From the Storefronts menu, select the tab for the type of Storefront whose currencies you want to limit (e.g. Web Storefronts or Popup Storefronts).

    Storefronts menu with the Web Storefronts tab selected by default

  2. Click the MORE menu for the Storefront whose currencies you want to limit, and then click Languages and Currencies. The Languages and Currencies popup window will appear.

    The MORE menu for a Web Storefront

    Languages and Currencies popup window
  3. Select the check box labeled Override Store Languages. The window will expand to display the available language check boxes.

    Example of the Languages and Currencies dialog with all available languages enabled
  4. Clear the check box next to any language that you do not want the Storefront to support.
  5. Click SAVE to save your changes. Please allow up to ten minutes for Live Storefronts to be updated.

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