Can I use multi Currencies in the Paypal buy now option I have on my site.

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My site is set up for Sterling yet two items I sell will be in Dollars for US Market.

I have been asked to quote dollars for the items by a Customer.

I use the 'buy now' button frpm Paypal and hardcoded sterling amounts for items except these two.

I have shown them in the Paypal button as $xx but dont know if it will do this through Yola and the Paypal Option.
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John Wright

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Francois, Employee

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Hi John Wright,

That is an interesting question indeed and one that, admittedly, I don't know the answer to.  Let's see if somebody from our community has any ideas on this.  Alternatively, here is a link to PayPal's Help Center where you can find answers to questions related to your account with PayPal and how things work: PayPal Help Center.
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Hi John

I think that your best bet would be to have a little text link "For US purchases click here" under your Paypal button with Sterling prices and on the "linked to" page have the same product info in a text widget with image, US price and have a buy now button from your Paypal account attached to just those two products but in American dollars.

Not perfect but this is one of those things that Paypal didn't plan for in the design of their buttons. A multiple currency drop down on the button would have be nice. I cannot recall if the amount changes once the customer adds their account details or not. I have to look into that later.

As you already know how to change the prices for individual countries I thought to add this link so that can as well. Change your Paypal "Buy now" or "Add to cart" button to other currencies... A Honey Bear Playhomes tip...


Happy site building and good luck with this
Ed

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Problem Got Around...

Having established three currencies in Paypal itself...

I then have three seperate currency BUY NOW buttons to choose from GBP EURO USD on my WEB Page with the customer choosing which option to take - dependent on where they reside.....John