There’s no coy way to announce this, so we’ll just say it:
SmugMuggers can now offer pricing for prints, gifts and downloads in one of five international currencies.
That’s right! Your visitors now get to pick their own currency when they buy stuff from your site.
How does it work?
Run (don’t walk) to your galleries and click the Buy button to bring up the shopping cart. At the top you’ll see a fresh new drop-down menu that translates your pricing to the five following flavors:
- USD – $
- CAD – CA$
- AUD – AU$
- GBP – £
- EUR – €
You can click through each one to see pricing in the shopping cart change. We’ll remember the currency that’s chosen and display it consistently when you view our catalog, as well as throughout shopping and checkout.
I’m a Pro. Will I make less money when the exchange rate changes?
No, your profits are safe. We talked about this when we debuted Pricelists, and this is one reason why SmugMug’s custom pricing is centered around profits, not the final price.
Market crash? No prob… you’ll still earn that $100 on those MetalPrints (as long as you’ve priced them that way).
What currency will I get paid in?
We’ve been paying international SmugMug Pros in various currencies since last May. Look here to see how it works so you can get paid in whichever moolah you love best.
Anything else I should know?
Here’s the quick list:
- SmugMuggers of all account levels don’t have to do a thing to start showing the five currencies on your site. We do the conversion automatically for each and every visitor that buys from you.
- The price your customers see on your site will adjust along with the exchange rate. This could happen daily if the market’s feeling feisty.
- Pros: Your customers will see the currency they’ve chosen while shopping and during checkout, but for now you’ll still have to set your prices in USD. We’ll be adding currency support to features like Pro pricing, Coupons, Packages, etc., so please hang tight and we’ll tell you when those are ready.
Whoopee! Now, where can I sell?
In case you were just too shy to ask, you’ve always been able to sell to anyone, anywhere in the world. We hope the new currencies will help your fans get a better idea of how much things cost.
What if I have an order problem?
We stand loud and proud on our 100% guarantee on all orders, and, as you know, we’ll refund you – or your customer – if we can’t make it right.
But if your sale doesn’t work out and it was purchased in a foreign currency, please remember the refund may not be the same dollar amount due to the exchange rate differences at the time of checkout and return.
Now, it’s your turn to grade us.
Questions? Comments? Feedback? You’ve asked for this feature for such a long time, we wanna know how we did.
This addition is just Part 1 of this year’s international goodies. We know that SmugMug Pros are dying to set prices in other currencies, too, so stay tuned! We’re building that next.