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Old 03-17-2011, 01:03 AM
 
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Hello,

My business is located in Egypt, and I need to use EGP as my primary currency, However 2CO does not support it, so I need to send 2CO the invoice total in the secondary currency, which will be USD in my case.

Any easy way to do that?

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Old 03-17-2011, 02:07 AM
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An easy way to use USD as the primary currency and EGP as a secondary one and change X-Cart template so it shows secondary currency as the primary one.

Another easy way is to find a payment processor that supports EGP (see full list of supported payment gateways at http://help.qtmsoft.com/index.php?title=X-Cart:Payment_gateways_(X-Cart_4.4)
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Thanks Alex, I actually thought of that, but that would be a problem because with my shipping courrier, shipping rates are priced in EGP, and the currency rate is variant. Thus I would have to change all shipping rates everytime the rate changes significantly! That goes for product prices too.

Regarding finding another payment processor .. I will have a look, but I doubt EGP would be supported with a known one (I went through that before), and I don't want to be using an unknown gateway that might drive away customers.
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So changing currency displaying in templates seems to be the simplest way.
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Alex, I've explained that it will not work for me. I cannot input prices in USD on the backend .. I have to put them in EGP, i.e. my primary currency has to be EGP.

You see I'm a retailer, and I am bound to the market prices which are in EGP.

Example: if I'm selling a shirt for 50 EGP ,and today's rate is 1USD=5EGP, so I'll put a price of 10USD.

tomorrow, the rate changed, to 1USD=6EGP

so if my primary currency were USD, I would have to go and change the product price tomorrow to be 8.33 USD, which is practically impossible .. not to mention the shipping rates too.

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Then the only way I see is to customize X-Cart's 2Checkout module to make it convert EGP price into USD one using pre-set exchange rate before sending information to 2Checkout.com for payment processing.

Perhaps someone else will advise a better idea.
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I have same problem with you! do you have idea?
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