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• Last Updated: 01/14/2020
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How to manage Currencies in your PrestaShop 1.7 Online Store



An Online Store selling products across multiple countries requires multiple currency support. Providing customers with the benefit to purchase products from your Online Store in their specific local currency can increase the sales dramatically. 

The most common currencies that are widely used all over the world are the US Dollar and the Euro. Those are a mandatory requirement for each international store to support, but there are countries that have their own currency as well. In such a case, you have to step up and add those currencies to your online store on your own. In the next lines of this tutorial, you are going to learn how to manage all the currencies on your Prestashop Online Store.

Step 1: Accessing the “Currencies” page


In order to configure the currencies for your Online Store, you, first, have to login into the Admin area of Prestashop and from the left vertical navigation menu to look for the “International” option. When you find it, please, click on it. A drop-down menu will appear with the following options:

  • Localization
  • Locations
  • Taxes
  • Translations


From all these options, please, click the “Localization” one. You will be redirected to a page called “Localization”.


Accessing the Localization page


On that page, you will be provided with four tabs: “Localization”, “Languages”, “Currencies” and “Geolocation”.


Localization page overview


Please, click the “Currencies” one.

Step 2: Brief explanation of the “Currencies” page


After you click the “Currencies” tab, you will be redirected to a page called the same way - “Currencies”. On that page, you will be provided with all the already created currencies and two sections - one for having the exchange rate live and another one for just updating the exchange rates.


Currencies page overview


The first section called “Live exchange rates” is positioned at the top right corner of the page. If you enable the button that is in that section, then that means that all the currencies that you have available in your Online Store will follow the online rates and will change by them.


Configuring Live Exchange Rates


The second section “Update exchange rates” has a button in it. Thanks to it you can update the exchange rates for the available currencies of your Online Store anytime you like. Please, bear in mind, that this will not happen automatically every time the exchange rates change, but only once you set it.


Configuring Update Exchange Rates


You can now refresh the page for the changes to appear.

Step 3: Add a new currency


To add a new currency you will have to click the “Add new currency” button at the very top of the page.


Adding a new currency


You will be redirected to a page called “Add new”.

The “Add new” page has only two sections - “Currencies” - where you will create the new currency and a “Status” - where you will enable or disable the currency that you are creating.


Add new Currency page overview


In the section “Currencies” you will be provided with the following options:

  • Currency” - that is the name of the currency, but, please, set it in English so that more customers from the other countries can read it.

  • Exchange rate” - the exchange rate has to be defined based on your shop’s default currency. Please, bear in mind, that if you do not know the exchange rate you have to enter “1” in the field. For example, let’s say the default currency is Euro and the currency you are creating is Dollars, then you should type in “1,11” since the Euro at the time of writing this tutorial is equal to 1,11 US Dollars.


On the “Status” section you will see the current status of the currency you are creating. Please, bear in mind, that each currency can be disabled at any time. By default, when you create a new currency the status will be disabled, all you have to do is to enable it to become active.

Once done setting the options for the creation of a new currency, please, click the “Save” button at the bottom of the “Currencies” section.


Saving new Currency


That will save your new currency.


Currency successfully created screen


Once the currency is created you will be redirected to the “Currencies” page where you will see a “Successful creation” label.

Step 4: Edit or delete an existing currency


If you want to edit an existing currency, please, click the “Edit” button, which you will see next to each one of the available currencies.


Editing an existing currency


That will redirect you to the “Edit” page, which is basically the same as the “Add new” one, but with the only difference that all the fields will be filled there.


Edit Currency page overview


Now, if you want to delete an existing currency, please, click the arrow, right next to the “Edit” button and then the “Delete” option.


Deleting an existing currency


A message letting you know that you are about to delete the currency will appear.


Confirming the Currency deletion


Just click the “OK” button from the message and the currency will be deleted.

Congratulations! Today you learned why having different currencies set is important for the development of your store and how to fully manage such.



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