1.2 OpenCart Plugin | OpenCart's base currency vs. display Currency
Modified on: Thu, Oct 12, 2023 at 3:04 PM
PayTabs plugins make the integration with the PayTabs payment gateway very easy by providing a ready-made and easy-to-install plugin that enables you to be ready and go with a few steps to get you up and running with your business.
This article is dedicated to walking you through the differences between the OpenCart store's Default/Base currency and the OpenCart store's Localisation/Display currency. Understanding this is a major step to define what are the needed currencies list to be configured on your Paytabs Merchant Profile.
To accept payments with multible currencies, you will need just to send an email to ([email protected]) requesting to add the list of currencies you desire to add, mentioning your profile id along with the country your business operates in. The approval is subjected to the acquirer bank approval.
This implies the primary currency used for all online payment transactions. In other words, this is the currency that your payment will be initiated and charged with.
This implies the primary currency that is used to display prices on your system checkout/products page. This will NOT be the currency your customer will be charged with. When OpenCart transitions between currencies in the front store, it will use the value number to calculate the prices of products in that new currency. OpenCart will update the currency values in the Local Tab under store settings if Auto Update Currency is enabled. Visit OpenCart Settings for more information.
In the case that the bank account of the customer is not in the same as your currency, the below error message will display: