Searching for a WooCommerce currency converter plugin so that you can display your store’s prices in multiple currencies?
If you’ve created a multilingual WooCommerce store with TranslatePress, a WooCommerce currency converter plugin is a great way to add some extra localization to your store by translating both the content and the currency.
Or, even if your store’s content only exists in a single language, you still might have situations where you want to offer your store’s prices in multiple currencies.
Localizing your prices in a visitor’s currency makes it easier for shoppers to make decisions, which is always a good thing when you’re trying to optimize your conversion rates.
WooCommerce doesn’t include any built-in features to add a currency converter, but you can easily add this functionality with a plugin.
In this post, we’ve rounded up our picks for the six best WooCommerce currency converter plugins, including both free and paid options.
Some of these plugins help you fully convert your currencies, even going as far as letting shoppers actually pay in their preferred currency. Some other plugins are more lightweight and just let shoppers convert prices for convenience, even though the payments are still handled in your store’s default currency.
You can pick the approach that works best for you – let’s dig in!
Best WooCommerce Currency Converter Plugin: Six Top Options
These plugins are listed in no particular order – we encourage you to read through the full list to find an option that matches your budget and feature needs.
1. WooCommerce Multi-Currency
WooCommerce Multi-Currency is the currency converter plugin that we usually recommend to people who are using TranslatePress to create a multilingual WooCommerce store.
This premium plugin lets you detect a visitor’s physical location using geolocation and automatically display product prices in their local currency.
If you combine this with TranslatePress’s feature to automatically redirect visitors to their preferred language, you can present a fully localized shopping experience as soon as a person lands on your store.
You can also easily add a frontend currency switcher so that shoppers can manually pick a currency if preferred. And TranslatePress also lets you add a frontend language switcher so that shoppers can change their languages if needed.
As for currency conversion rates, you get two options:
- You can automatically adjust prices using real-time currency rates;
- You can manually set currency exchange rates. For example, this could be useful if you want to add a small premium to certain currencies to cover your added fees.
You also have the option to set up automatic price rounding so that you can still have “pretty prices” after the conversion rather than weird-looking prices like €24.31.
Customers will also be able to actually pay in their selected currency, which isn’t always the case with currency converter plugins.
For example, if a customer chooses Euro prices, they can actually pay in Euros (which might add some currency conversion fees, which is why you’re able to adjust the currency conversion rates if needed).
2. Booster for WooCommerce
Booster for WooCommerce is unique on this list because it’s not just a WooCommerce currency converter plugin.
Instead, it’s an all-in-one toolkit for WooCommerce that adds over 110 different features and tweaks to your store.
The important thing, though, is that all of these features are 100% modular, so you can pick and choose exactly which features to use and avoid bloating your store with unnecessary features.
In a way, it’s kind of like the Jetpack plugin, but focused on WooCommerce. In fact, it used to be called WooCommerce Jetpack before switching the name due to trademark issues.
For the purposes of this post, you’ll be most interested in Booster for WooCommerce’s “Prices and Currencies” modules.
With these, you can:
- Add multiple currencies to your store and let people choose their preferred currency;
- Automatically change products’ prices and currency based on users’ locations;
- Automatically calculate currency exchange rates to adjust prices. Or, you can manually enter exchange rates;
- Manually change a product’s price depending on a user’s chosen currency.
You also get some other useful features that you won’t find in many other plugins:
- Set currencies on a per-product basis. For example, you could allow currency conversions for some products but not for others;
- Display and use different payment gateways depending on a user’s chosen currency. This can be really handy in some situations.
If you want to see Booster for WooCommerce in action, we used this plugin in our guide on how to create a multi-currency WooCommerce store.
Pricing: There is a free version at WordPress.org, but you’ll likely want the premium version for WooCommerce currency conversion. Most currency-focused features are available in the $199 Pro license, but a few require the $349 Elite license (most notably, the option to show different payment gateways based on the selected currency).
Because of this pricing, you’ll get the most value if your store is also able to benefit from some of the other 110+ modules in Booster for WooCommerce that aren’t focused on currency conversion.
3. WOOCS (WooCommerce Currency Switcher)
By the numbers, WOOCS, short for WooCommerce Currency Switcher, is the most popular currency switcher plugin at WordPress.org.
The free version is active on over 60,000 stores according to WordPress.org and the premium version has been purchased over 10,000 times according to CodeCanyon.
As the name suggests, you can choose to offer any number of currencies on your store and let shoppers choose their preferred currencies using a frontend widget with three different formats:
- Side switcher
You can place your currency switcher anywhere on your WooCommerce store using a widget or shortcode. Additionally, you can even synchronize the currency converter with your pre-existing language switcher in order to automatically change the currency when a new language is selected, using a pretty simple PHP function.
To control currency rates, you can connect to seven different currency aggregator services and automatically update rates on your own custom schedule – anywhere from every five minutes to once per month. Or, you can manually enter rates yourself.
To avoid ugly prices on automatic currency conversions, you can also round the prices up or down.
You also have the option to let shoppers pay in their selected currencies. Or, you can turn this off to have all shoppers pay in your default currency. If you disable in-currency payments, you’re essentially just displaying the converted prices as a reference for shoppers.
If you allow payments, you can also show different payment gateways depending on the currency that a user has chosen.
Other notable features include the following:
- Custom money symbols and price formats;
- Analytics to see which currencies are the most popular;
- Automatic currency setting based on each shopper’s geolocation;
- Set up currency rules on a per-product basis.
The free version of the plugin includes all of the features but only lets you add one new currency to your store. For unlimited currency support, you’ll need the premium version.
Pricing: Free version at WordPress.org. Pro version costs $34 for use on a single site with lifetime updates and six months of support (standard Envato licensing).
4. Currency Converter Widget
Currency Converter Widget is an official currency converter plugin that comes straight from the WooCommerce team.
This plugin offers a really simple way to add unlimited currency conversions to your store, but it also has some notable limitations, so you’ll want to make sure its functionality matches what you’re looking for.
Essentially, this plugin lets you add currency conversion for your shoppers’ convenience. However, it does not change the currency at checkout – all payments will still be done in your store’s base currency.
For example, let’s say you let people convert from USD to Euro. If a shopper chooses Euro, all of your WooCommerce store’s visible prices will be converted into the equivalent Euro prices using the Open Source Exchange Rates API.
This makes it easy for shoppers to make purchasing decisions because they can frame all of the prices in their local currency.
However, if a shopper goes to purchase one of those items, they’ll still pay in the original USD price and their payment method will be billed in USD.
Depending on what type of currency conversion you want to implement, this could make the WooCommerce Currency Converter Widget plugin a great option or a bad option – it really depends on your needs.
5. Price Based on Country for WooCommerce
The creatively named Price Based on Country for WooCommerce plugin does exactly what the name suggests:
- It automatically detects a visitor’s location using WooCommerce’s built-in geolocation feature;
- It automatically displays the currency and price that you’ve selected for that country.
This means it goes a bit further than just converting currency because you can also change the price based on a user’s location. Or, if you don’t want that, you can stick to just using it as an automatic currency converter.
To control the prices for each product, you have two options:
- You can automatically calculate the price by applying real-time exchange rates;
- You can manually enter the price according to your preferences.
Unlike the previous Currency Converter Widget plugin, this plugin will actually change the price in the checkout process so that you can accept payment in different currencies.
Other notable features in this plugin include the following:
- A frontend currency switcher widget to let customers change the currency. This can be helpful if the shopper doesn’t want to use the currency for their physical location;
- Currency conversion for shipping rates;
- Option to round converted prices to the nearest price (useful for automatic conversion so that you don’t have ugly prices). This is a Pro feature;
- Automatic updates for exchange rates. Also a Pro feature.
Pricing: Free version at WordPress.org. Pro version from €39 for use on a single site.
6. CURCY (Multi Currency for WooCommerce)
CURCY, or Multi Currency for WooCommerce, lets your shoppers browse your store in their preferred currency and pay in that currency (if you enable that option).
This is another popular option – the free version at WordPress.org is active on over 20,000 sites and the premium version at CodeCanyon has over 8,000 sales with an impressive 4.94-star rating.
The plugin offers full WooCommerce currency conversion, including the pricing, shipping, coupon code, taxes, and so on.
To let people choose their preferred currencies, you can place a currency switcher using a widget or shortcode. There’s also a neat “currency bar” feature that shows a floating bar with all of your currencies, kind of like the floating language switcher that TranslatePress adds by default.
To calculate currency exchange rates, you get two options:
- You can automatically calculate rates based on Google Finance (or additional exchange services with the premium version);
- You can manually enter conversion rates.
There’s also an option to add a currency exchange fee, which can be helpful if you have added costs associated with a certain currency.
Other notable features include the following:
- Detect currency based on users’ geolocations;
- Only allow certain currencies to check out. The other currencies would just be for display;
- Round prices to the nearest clean number;
- Link payment gateways to currencies to change the available gateways depending on a user’s currency;
- Multilingual support to link currencies to certain languages on your site;
- Custom exchange rate update schedule.
The free version of this plugin only lets you use two currencies. If you want support for unlimited currencies and a few other premium features (like multilingual support to match a currency to a user’s language), you’ll need the Pro version.
Pricing: Free version at WordPress.org. Pro version costs $32 for use on a single site with lifetime updates and six months of support (standard Envato licensing).
Yes – the premium version has identical pricing/terms with WOOCS.
Which Is the Best WooCommerce Currency Converter Plugin?
The best plugin for your needs will depend on your specific situation. You’ll need to answer questions such as the following:
- How many currencies do I want to offer?
- Are the currency conversions just for display or do I want shoppers to be able to complete their purchases in different currencies?
- Do I need to use different payment gateways for each currency?
- Do I need automatic currency exchange rates or will I input them manually?
Obviously, the other important consideration is your budget.
If you only need to add one new currency to your store, you can consider a free currency converter plugin, with these two being your best options:
If you’re willing to pay, all of the options on this list make good options, but we usually recommend WooCommerce Multi-Currency to TranslatePress users.
Speaking of TranslatePress – using a currency converter is only one part of offering an improved, localized experience for shoppers.
Since you’re already doing the work of letting visitors shop in their local currencies, why not go one step further and let them shop in their local languages, as well?
Beyond creating a much better user experience, another big advantage of creating a multilingual WooCommerce store is that your store can benefit from multilingual SEO.
That is, you’ll be able to rank your products in Google in different languages, which can boost your organic traffic and grow your sales.
Best of all, it’s a lot easier than you might think to translate your store, especially if you use machine translation from Google Translate or DeepL.
If you’re interested in learning more, check out these guides:
- Ultimate guide to creating a multilingual store
- How to translate WooCommerce products
- How to choose the right WooCommerce translation plugin
- Best way to make a multilingual store for free
Or, if you want to jump right into translating your store, you can install the TranslatePress plugin today to get started.
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