I am having a hard time to figure out how to change the default curency of my Shopify store!
When I go to "Standards and formats" in the Curency bit I have the default set as GBP... it says below "Change your store's currency by editing your Shopify Payments settings."
Now when I go to the payments setting page I cannot see any option to change the default currency.
Am I missing something?
Can you please someone help me out with this?
I am a web guy but going nuts over here lol
Any help highly appreciated!
Any shops using Shopify Payments from the UK will need to use GBP as the currency. To change the currency on your store, you will need to change from the Shopify Payments Gateway to another one.
Keep in mind that using Shopify Payments waives transaction fees from all orders. Using a different gateway will bring a 2% transaction fee on the Basic Plan.
There seems to be 2 ways to solve this issue. One way is to set it up a drop down menu that offers multiple currencies and then set the default setting on this with the currency you prefer to have for your products. See https://docs.shopify.com/themes/customization/currencies/show-multiple-currencies. The main drawdack with this is that is converts back to AUD at the checkout, which may confuse customers (although they can still pay by pay pal in USD or whatever currency they have)
The other option is to use a different payment gateway instewad of the Shopify Payments, which can put everything into a different currency - including checkout. I am doing this for now and using Stripe. ther is a 2% transaction fee but I'm gooing with that for now.