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Today's Shapeways $1 = E? is [message #53590] Tue, 04 September 2012 16:33 UTC Go to next message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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A good question.

Anyone from Shapeways care to provide a USD to Euro conversion rate for those of us who don't use Euros?

Seriously, Shapeways prices are in static USD, why does anyone have the need to be subjected to fluctuating Euros?

Very upset
Paul King

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Re: Today's Shapeways $1 = E? is [message #53696 is a reply to message #53590 ] Thu, 06 September 2012 17:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Paul,

The conversion rate for this month is $1E=$US1.2611

I provided this and a lot of the currency explanation in this thread: http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&goto=5346 1&#msg_53461


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Re: Today's Shapeways $1 = E? is [message #53697 is a reply to message #53696 ] Thu, 06 September 2012 17:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Natalia.

Maybe have a current and up-to-date conversion somewhere for us non-Euro peeps that the programmers have isisted we use?

FYI, At the timeof asking the Shapeways conversion rate was a calculated 1.23 USD to the Euro, though.

One model I am keeping an eye on changes price (in Euros) whenever the rate on Shapeways is changed - the USD price stays static Sad

Paul
Re: Today's Shapeways $1 = E? is [message #53701 is a reply to message #53697 ] Thu, 06 September 2012 18:09 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Paul,

As mentioned before we only change the rate we use once a month, on the 1st. So this rate will be current through the end of September.

I have added a feature request to display the currency conversion rate on the site as well.

The USD price will ALWAYS remain static, as the whole site is in Dollars, and we convert to Euros.

Thanks!


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Re: Today's Shapeways $1 = E? is [message #53703 is a reply to message #53701 ] Thu, 06 September 2012 18:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sorry, you are wrong, the rate changed on the 4th September, not the 1st (BST = GMT+1 timezone). I have a day-by-day record of the pricing for the model I am watching. And no, it has nothing to with my browser caching before you ask, as every time the browser is closed all history is deleted.

As model volume pricing is static in USD, Shop Owners are paid in USD why not just change things back to how they were before. i.e. Give buyers the choice of USD or Euros?

Paul

[edit] personally, I hate the idea of using Euros - I am PROUD of our Great British Pound!

[Updated on: Thu, 06 September 2012 18:24 UTC]

Re: Today's Shapeways $1 = E? is [message #61776 is a reply to message #53703 ] Mon, 11 February 2013 08:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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stop4stuff wrote on Thu, 06 September 2012 18:23


As model volume pricing is static in USD, Shop Owners are paid in USD why not just change things back to how they were before. i.e. Give buyers the choice of USD or Euros?



Someone really needs to get a handle on this.

Transactions are via PayPal, and account holders can hold balances
in all three currencies, USD, GBP, & Euros.

Where is the problem, when Shapeways can render in the respective
currencies they hold for the Shop's sales, when eBay can do it?
Shapeways do not have to get into currency conversions: a percentage
commission operates across all currencies.

Paul, I hear your frustration with Shapeways, and they obviously do not
understand the artificial barriers they present for Shop Sales into the UK
and Europe, to be successful.

The appreciation of a Systems Manager to meet the needs of a business,
when creating an online shop, can either make or break a business - here
it has a knock-on effect for the primary customers of that business too.

In my opinion, the implementation is a disaster.

Noel

[Updated on: Mon, 11 February 2013 08:44 UTC]

Re: Today's Shapeways $1 = E? is [message #61782 is a reply to message #61776 ] Mon, 11 February 2013 10:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi all,

just to chime in: we have a large crew here in Europe as well, so we DO know what this means for shoppers and shop owners. Natalia and I have moved this issue to the top of our 'Community Happiness' list - this is the instrument that we can use to make sure developers work on things that are relevant to YOU. Work will begin shortly. I can't give you an ETA yet, but please know that we consider this one of our key issues at this moment.

Bart


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Re: Today's Shapeways $1 = E? is [message #61906 is a reply to message #53590 ] Tue, 12 February 2013 20:06 UTC Go to previous message
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Also,

Latest exchange rate (From 1st February 2013): EUR 1 = USD 1.3550

And like Bart said, we're working on having this displayed on the site somewhere - like the footer, or on the shop pages, so it's always visible.

Best,
Natalia

[Updated on: Tue, 12 February 2013 20:07 UTC]


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