Open Exchange Rates¶
This integration will allow your customers to see product prices in their local currencies. Local prices are only provided as an estimate, customers are still charged in your store’s default currency.
Before you begin you will need an Open Exchange Rates account. Unless you need to update the exchange rates multiple times a day the free Subscription Plan should be enough but do consider paying for the wonderful service that Open Exchange Rates provides. Start by signing up and creating an “App ID”.
Export the following environment variable:
- Your store’s Open Exchange Rates “App ID.”
To update the exchange rates run the following command at least once per day:
$ python manage.py update_exchange_rates --all
Heroku users can use the Scheduler add-on to automatically call the command daily at a predefined time.