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Euro currency

The euro became the legal currency for the European Union on January 1, 1999, and is now used in financial markets. The conversion rates between the euro and the currencies of all participating countries are fixed. Notes and coins for the euro became available on January 1, 2002. Existing national currencies will be withdrawn from circulation at a later date. Until then, merchants must accept both the national currencies and the euro.

WebSphere Commerce enables you to allow customers to shop in many currencies, including the euro. When customers change their shopping currency, their order totals and the prices for the items in their shopping carts are automatically converted, recalculated, and displayed in the new shopping currency.

In addition, WebSphere Commerce allows you to set up the store pages with dual display. Dual display assists customers in moving from national currencies to the euro currency by simultaneously presenting amounts in the national currency and in the euro. Customers see a price in the currency they are shopping in, as well as a converted price in the euro.

Related concepts

Shop currency


Related tasks

Enable euro currency support

Related reference

Euro currency guidelines

Dual display guidelines


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