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Does WooCommerce Canada Post Shipping plugin works with Currency USD?

WooCommerce has an option to work with almost every country and currency in the world. However, in cases of some shipping carriers, there might be some limitations in terms of the country as well as currency. One of the WooCommerce store owners had a similar query regarding WooCommerce Canada Post Shipping plugin. According to Joe,”…Hello, I want to integrate your plugin to my site, which uses USD. Can it convert things to USD..? Canada Post mainly works for store addresses in Canada. So will your plugin work with currency other than CAD..? How do I make the currency to USD..? Thanks

In this article, we will be covering WooCommerce Canada Post Shipping plugin and configure the plugin such that it works with the currency set as USD.

Changing Currency to USD

Canada Post requires the shipment origin address as Canada. However, it doesn’t limit the WooCommerce Canada Post shipping plugin’s ability to work with currency set as USD. The shipping rates will, however, be returned in Canadian Dollars (CAD) by the Canada Post API. So the only way to successfully convert the currency and make sure the shipping rates are returned accurately is to provide the conversion rate in the plugin settings. The image shows the CAD to USD conversion rate, i.e. 0.78.

Currency Conversion

Now since we know the conversion rate, we can configure the plugin settings to show the shipping rates in USD. For this, we need to change the default Conversion option to 0.78. The image below shows the currency conversion rate option in the plugin settings.

Conversion rate in plugin settings

Once you have set the conversion rate, the shipping rates will be visible to the customers as a converted USD value of the CAD shipping rates.

Summary…

So this article covers how you include the cost of insurance to the shipping rates calculated by Canada Post. WooCommerce Canada Post shipping plugin provides an easy option for WooCommerce store owners to add the insurance amount to their shipping rates. Using this article, WooCommerce store owners will be able to set up the plugin in such a way that the shipping rates will include the insurance cost provided by the store owners.


If you have any suggestion regarding the article, feel free to share your views in the comment section below. We have also attached some details about the plugin that we had discussed in this article.

About the plugin

WooCommerce Canada Post Shipping plugin

  • Get real-time accurate Canada Post Shipping rates
  • Add extra handling charges to the shipping cost
  • Provide discounts on shipping cost
  • Generate shipping labels
  • Track your Canada Post Shipments
  • Premium Version Cost – $69
Last Updated On September 21, 2018