Multisite with different currency

#1
I want to ask if Alidropship woocommerce support multisite. These sites will target different countries and have different currencies. The url structure will look like this:

www.xxx.com (USA)
www.xxxx.com/au/ (Australia)
www.xxx.com/ca/ (Canada)

I will be selling the exact same products on all sites. Each site will have its own currency so customers from Australia can pay using AUD... etc
 

the_lyall

Active Member
#2
I have a simpler set up - I use one site with multiple currencies and languages. I've set up about 10 sites this way, but the currency works in different ways.

I recommend Aelia Currency Switcher for WooCommerce as it's one of the only ones which will actually allow payment in the selected currency instead of changing back to the site default during checkout. I've also worked with Diego and the support is excellent. There are two options, I have used both on different sites:
  • Default to the local currency but include a select list so the user can change their currency to a different one. The customer can checkout in whatever currency they have selected.
  • Default to the local currency but force checkout currency based on invoice or delivery address (without the option for the customer to choose)
For language I use GTranslate which automatically displays the site in whatever language their browser uses, although I include the option for them to select a different language.

If you do it this way you have one site to maintain, and you can still sell in the customer's local currency and language.
 
#3
I have a simpler set up - I use one site with multiple currencies and languages. I've set up about 10 sites this way, but the currency works in different ways.

I recommend Aelia Currency Switcher for WooCommerce as it's one of the only ones which will actually allow payment in the selected currency instead of changing back to the site default during checkout. I've also worked with Diego and the support is excellent. There are two options, I have used both on different sites:
  • Default to the local currency but include a select list so the user can change their currency to a different one. The customer can checkout in whatever currency they have selected.
  • Default to the local currency but force checkout currency based on invoice or delivery address (without the option for the customer to choose)
For language I use GTranslate which automatically displays the site in whatever language their browser uses, although I include the option for them to select a different language.

If you do it this way you have one site to maintain, and you can still sell in the customer's local currency and language.

I use google shopping to promote my products. I need separate feed settings and currency for each countries I target to. All these multi currency plugin that allows you to accept and display different currency is causing disapproval under merchant center. Google will still crawl your site and sees what ever default currency you have under woocommerce settings, despite you have a plugin that accepts other currency. Still stuck and cannot move on....
 
#4
I use google shopping to promote my products. I need separate feed settings and currency for each countries I target to. All these multi currency plugin that allows you to accept and display different currency is causing disapproval under merchant center. Google will still crawl your site and sees what ever default currency you have under woocommerce settings, despite you have a plugin that accepts other currency. Still stuck and cannot move on....
Ok let make it easy and expensive for you ;)
1) Clone your site us many currency you have.
2) Each clone set up default the currency you need
3) Buy us many alidropship licences for each one of you clone.
4)Set different google shopping account for each one of your clone site.
5)Have a lot of patience because requiring a lot of work.

:cool: Bonus 6 step: Do nothing of the above ,use your original currency in Google shopping , nobody really care!
 
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the_lyall

Active Member
#5
I use google shopping to promote my products. I need separate feed settings and currency for each countries I target to. All these multi currency plugin that allows you to accept and display different currency is causing disapproval under merchant center. Google will still crawl your site and sees what ever default currency you have under woocommerce settings, despite you have a plugin that accepts other currency. Still stuck and cannot move on....
That's not true, as my sites are indexed with multiple currencies as well as multiple languages. And if you really wanted to go that route, you can specify the currency in the query string of the page (if you have that option enabled). In Google Merchant Centre you can create feeds using any of the currencies, not just your store default, as I have done (I also used Google Shopping ads).

But for Google Shopping/Merchant Feeds on all but one of my sites I just use USD regardless of what the store default currency is, as nobody seems to care (as Chrisschris said).

I also use the same language structure as you, with each language hosted in a separate folder (not subdomain) using the GTranslate.io plugin.
 
#6
That's not true, as my sites are indexed with multiple currencies as well as multiple languages. And if you really wanted to go that route, you can specify the currency in the query string of the page (if you have that option enabled). In Google Merchant Centre you can create feeds using any of the currencies, not just your store default, as I have done (I also used Google Shopping ads).

But for Google Shopping/Merchant Feeds on all but one of my sites I just use USD regardless of what the store default currency is, as nobody seems to care (as Chrisschris said).

I also use the same language structure as you, with each language hosted in a separate folder (not subdomain) using the GTranslate.io plugin.
Your are the boss :cool:
 

SauDev

New Member
#7
with each language hosted in a separate folder (not subdomain) using the GTranslate.io plugin
Hello, just carious if I used a different plugin for translation and I wanted to change it to the way you mentioned I assume the parts I translated will be lost and I have to do it all over again right?
 

the_lyall

Active Member
#8
Hello, just carious if I used a different plugin for translation and I wanted to change it to the way you mentioned I assume the parts I translated will be lost and I have to do it all over again right?
It depends on which plugin you use. If you use one of the GTranslate plugins like I do, then you don't need to do anything as the translations aren't held within your website. Although you can add your own manual translations in your GTranslate account (on their website) if you find some things aren't quite right, and you can exclude certain phrases (brand names, trademarks etc.) from being translated in there as well.

If you swap to a different translation plugin where translations are held on your site, then yes you will need to do them all again as every plugin is different and will probably store the translations in different ways/different fields.
 
#11
That's not true, as my sites are indexed with multiple currencies as well as multiple languages. And if you really wanted to go that route, you can specify the currency in the query string of the page (if you have that option enabled). In Google Merchant Centre you can create feeds using any of the currencies, not just your store default, as I have done (I also used Google Shopping ads).

But for Google Shopping/Merchant Feeds on all but one of my sites I just use USD regardless of what the store default currency is, as nobody seems to care (as Chrisschris said).

I also use the same language structure as you, with each language hosted in a separate folder (not subdomain) using the GTranslate.io plugin.
I agreed to just use one default currency for all targeted countries, everything is much simpler. But the problem is, when targeting Canada, Australia, and United Kingdom, the number of impression under google shopping is significantly much lower. All these so called big countries are only getting 1% or less in impression, comparing to United States. So I figured if I localize the currency this could help improve impression rate? All of the countries I mentioned speaks English.

I am using a plugin called "Multi Currency for Woocommerce" that supports multiple currency checkout. It uses query string at the end of url to display different currencies. I tried to set up new feeds for each country and adding this query string at the end of each product url, Google still crawls my woocommerce default currency, so all products are disapproved except for United States of courses. Which plugin did you use to accept different currency at checkout without any problems with google merchant center?
 
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