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130+ currencies now accepted in Canada

Govind Dandekar on March 2, 2017

Today, we're expanding the number of currencies that Canadian businesses on Stripe can accept. In the past, Canadian companies could accept only payments in U.S. or Canadian dollars; starting today, you can charge in any of more than 130 currencies. As you'd expect, we'll automatically convert and transfer funds in either CAD or USD.

We've heard from many Canadian businesses on Stripe, such as Vin65, that presenting in local currencies significantly increases conversions. You can start charging in other currencies just by passing in the currency code when creating a charge:

curl https://api.stripe.com/v1/charges \
   -u sk_test_mkGsLqEW6SLnZa487HYfJVLf: \
   -d amount=3000 \
   -d currency=eur \
   -d description="Premium plan" \
   -d customer=cus_X3he9Ex2Aenkc

And if you'd like to read more details, you can learn more about how Stripe handles currency conversion.

We hope you'll find this feature useful! If you have any questions or feedback, please let me know.