How To Add Different Currencies in Shopify Without Apps?

If you’re running a multinational business, it is extremely important and necessary to have a multi-currency store. Customers can choose their preferred currency while browsing your online store. That’s why today, I’ll show you how to add multiple currencies to your Shopify store.

By adopting multi-currency, you can reduce client confusion, reduce foreign transaction fees, and make your business an enterprise-level. So, why not?

Ways to enable multiple currencies in Shopify store

There are 2 ways to add different currencies to your store:

For the first way, you can easily find an app to install in your store. However, when using the app, there will be lots of inconveniences like:

  • Website’s performance
  • Unable to customize as you wish 
  • Wasting time sending emails back and forth when contacting app provider
  • And more…

Editing code might sound scary. But in fact, it’s not as hard as you think. It’s very fast and simple, like the post adding tabs to the Shopify product page I’ve shown you before. Just some actions and everything’s done!

In today’s post, we’ll go through 3 steps to add multiple currencies to your Shopify store.

Stay tuned!

Add currencies to Shopify store without apps

Step 1: Set Shopify multi-currency checkout

From your Shopify admin, click Settings > Payments.

Open currencies setting in Shopify 1

Then, in the Shopify Payments section, click Manage.

Open currencies setting in Shopify 2

Afterwards, in Currencies section, choose Add currency.

Click to add another currency

I chose EUR as the currency I want to view on my store, and this is the result. You can preview it by clicking View on online store button.

View the result on your store

In my case, if I have a Belgium customer, I probably will send this URL to him. You can also send your customers the URL that opens your store in a specific currency.

Step 2: Create a currency selector

After adding currencies to your store, the next step is to create the currency selector, like the image below:

Demo of multi-currency selector on your Shopify store

From your Shopify admin, go to Online store > Themes > Actions > Edit code.

Find the edit code position on Shopify

Add currency selector code

If you’re using the Debut theme, then click header.liquid in the Sections directory. If you’re using a third-party theme that doesn’t have a header.liquid file, find theme.liquid instead.

Find the header.liquid file

In case you still don’t know how to deal with this step, just let us know, we’ll get back to you asap.

Put the currency selector code (which we’ll show below) at the very beginning of the header.liquid file.

Add code and Save

Of course, don’t forget to hit Save.

Here are 3 different displays for currency selector you can choose from (I recommend you to try all of them before deciding any display, to make sure you’re happy with it).

Display 1

The following example creates a currency selector that sorts and displays the currencies by their ISO code and currency symbol:

{% form 'currency' %}
  {{ form | currency_selector }}
  <button type="submit">Update</button>
{% endform %}
Display 2

This example also creates a currency selector that sorts and displays the currencies by their ISO code and currency symbol, but it uses JavaScript to trigger the currency change rather than a button:

{% form 'currency' %}
  {{ form | currency_selector }}
{% endform %}
Display 3

This is another display that contains a customized currency selector:

{% form 'currency' %}
  <select name="currency">
    {% for currency in shop.enabled_currencies %}
      {% if currency == cart.currency %}
        <option selected="true">{{currency.iso_code}} {{currency.symbol}}</option>
        {% else %}
        <option>{{currency.iso_code}}</option>
      {% endif %}
    {% endfor %}
  </select>
{% endform %}

We’re almost done.

Add JavaScript code

To make sure the currency change occurs when a selection is made from the dropdown, you need to add the following JavaScript code at the end of your theme.js file:

$('.shopify-currency-form select').on('change', function() {
  $(this)
    .parents('form')
    .submit();
});
Add Java code and Save

Again, make sure you click Save to your progress.

That’s it! Just simple as that.

Now, it’s time to go to your store and see the new change. This is my result:

Demo of multi-currency selector on your Shopify store

In case you get stuck at some point, just drop us a message. Our team will get back to you right away!

Side note: Best Currency Converter Shopify Apps

It’s not hard to install apps on your Shopify store to expand your business. If you browse through the Shopify App store, you will find many options for a currency converter.

Here are some…

BEST Currency Converter

With BEST Currency Converter, you can use a free version with up to 5 currencies and an Elite version for $9.95/month with 160 currencies. This app also offers 3 different themes for a currency converter.

Overall, BEST has lots of good reviews, you can give it a try.

Auto Currency Switcher

Auto Currency Switcher also offers both a free plan and a paid plan for $9.95/month.

This app has a lot of great reviews as well. It can help your online store change currency automatically based on the buyer’s location. Buyers can also manually change the displayed currency into whichever preferences they have. I’m sure you will find it interesting when playing with Auto Currency Switcher’s dashboard.

I can say, go with it if you’re interested in.

Coin

You can try Coin 30 days for free and purchase the app for $4.99/month afterward. Coin uses your shoppers’ IPs to locate where they’re accessing your store from, and it instantly converts the product prices for them as well.

Your Shopify store is all set with diverse currencies!

Now you should be able to add more currencies to your Shopify store in just a few simple steps. I bet this won’t take you more than 5 minutes. 

If you still need some help, just give us a word.

I hope my sharing on adding multiple currencies today will help you optimize your store better. You can also find other helpful tips to edit elements on your Shopify theme in our blog.