"Receiving country does not support the transaction currency."

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The above-mentioned error pops up whenever I try PayPal purchase in my Shopify store. The store is for use in Bahrain and the currency is BHD. There is no listing of this currency in paypal. I have tried changing the primary currency from USD to other currencies. Still, it is not working. Please help.

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Thank you for reaching out with your question! I’m happy to help.

This error means that the currency you are currently selling is not supported by PayPal at the moment. You can check out this resource on the Countries and currencies supported by PayPal to view which currencies you are able to use with the PayPal gateway on Shopify. 

I took a look at the list and saw that Bahraini dinar is not currently supported. Rest assured, we can check out a few alternative solutions:

  • Firstly, you can switch your store currency to one that Paypal does support. This can be done by navigating to your admin and selecting Settings > General, then scrolling down to the currency section to switch. If this section is locked, feel free to contact our support team and they will be able to help with this. 


  • Secondly, you can use a currency converter app so that your customers can still see prices in your regional currency, while the checkout will be in another currency that you select from the list of supported currencies. 


  • Lastly, you could look at using another payment gateway all together. This can be done directly in your payment settings and will offer your customers another checkout option. Check out our Online Payment Gateways for more information. 


I’m happy to provide some tips and guidance and I'd love to know more about your business! What type of products are you selling? Are you planning on selling only domestically, or internationally?


Feel free to let me know if you have more questions! 

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