As an Online Store owner, you are aware of how important it is to ensure everything is correctly configured before you start selling your products. To alter X-Cart to meet the specific needs of your target market, you need to ensure your currency and weight units are accurately set up.
In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to configure the Currency, Units of Measure, and Date Format settings in your X-Cart Online Store. This process is relatively simple yet vital to ensure adequate business functionality.
For a start, please log in to your X-Cart Admin Area and navigate through the left-hand side menu bar to Store setup > Localization.
The "Localization" page is split into two tabs - "Units & Formats", where you have to set up the measurement units and date formats, and "Currency", where you have to configure the default currency settings. In the following lines, we are going to overview each of the tabs, and we will thoroughly explain every single setting they hold.
Let's start with the measurement units and date formats as this is tab opened by default when you land on the "Localization" page.
The first group of settings is related to the measurement unit parameters. You have to specify the following details:
In the following section, you have to configure your Date and Time preferences, along with import and export settings.
When you perform the desired changes, please do not forget to click on the "Submit" button to apply them.
X-Cart supports two currency types - transactional and display currency.
The Transactional (default) currency is used for processing all transactions in your store. It also determines how product prices and all product-related costs are set and kept in the database.
The display currency, on the other hand, represents the currency shown to your customers on the storefront. By default, in X-Cart, you can configure only one display currency. In case you need to configure multiple display currencies, you are allowed to do so by installing and enabling the Multicurrency addon. If you need further guidance, please refer to our How to install Addons (Modules) in X-Cart tutorial, where you can find detailed instructions on the matter.
Now, to configure your default currency settings, please switch to the second "Currency" tab. Under it, you need to modify the following options:
Once you are ready, please make sure to click on the "Save changes" button to apply them successfully.
Well done! At this point, you have covered one of the most critical aspects of your X-Cart configuration. Now you are one step closer to being ready and start selling online. We hope the information in this tutorial was useful to you, and you have managed to follow our instructions easily. In case you have additional questions on this topic, please feel free to contact our Support Team.
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