The payment preferences are meant to help you decide which payment method should be available to your customers depending on the currency, the country, the group or the carrier. Do pay attention to this page if you want no suprises!
Payment Module Restrictions on Currencies
Depending upon the payment, the customer's choice of currency can differ.
You can limit the choice of available payment methods depending on the available currencies: you may want customers to be able to pay with any currency when using PayPal, but those paying through Moneybookers should only pay using dollars, for instance.
By default, only your shop's default currency is available. If you need more, follow this process:
- For some, such as Cash on delivery, you cannot change their default setting.
- For others, such as Bank wire, Payment by check, Skrill, Ogone, etc., you can change any of their currency settings, except for the "Customer currency" and "Shop default currency", which stay at their default state.
- Then, for other modules such as Hipay or PayPal, you can change any of their currency settings, but you can choose only one option between "Customer currency" and "Shop default currency", not both.
The customer can set his or her currency using the drop-down menu at the top of each front office page.
You can set the shop's default currency in the "Localization" page, under the "LocalizationInternational" menu.
If you change the default currency after having configured some first products, you will have to reset the price of all these products. You should set the default currency once and for all before adding any product.
You can limit the choice of available payment methods depending on the group of customers: you can have a set number of customer groups where people can have access to more payment methods then than regular customers.
For instance, you could choose to have regular customers pay with PayPal, Skrill and Hipay, while professionals would only be able to pay by bank wire. Depending on the type of customers and on your choices, customers will only pay using the methods that match with your decisions.
The table lists all the known countries. If one is missing, you can add it using the "Countries" page, under the "LocalizationZones" menu.
Here again, just as with currency limitations, the available options vary depending on the payment module: