Good news, Moneris merchants! We’ve released an update to route payments to different Moneris accounts based on their currency. This update makes it easier for you to support customers in the United States and Canada without needing to manually sort out transactions in different currencies within one merchant account.
To use this feature, you’ll need a plugin that can let your customers switch your store’s default currency. We recommend Aelia’s Currency Switcher for WooCommerce, but there are likely other plugins that would work here, too. From there, configuration is a snap!
Head on over to your Moneris settings (WooCommerce > Settings > Payments > Moneris). You’ll see a new Additional Connection Settings area, which will let you add credentials for a second merchant account. The option you’ll see in this menu depends on your WooCommerce currency settings—if your site currency is set to USD (like mine), you’ll see the option to setup the additional account for your transactions in CAD. If your site defaults to CAD, you can add account credentials for a USD account.
Click Add connection settings for CAD (or, if you’re set to process CAD by default, Add connection settings for USD). This will add a new Merchant Settings section where you can enter the Store ID, API Token, and Hosted Tokenization Profile ID (if applicable) for your second account. Click here for more information about these settings and where to find them.
That’s all there is to it! Now, when a customer switches from my store’s default currency (USD) to Canadian dollars, their payment will be routed to my Canadian account with Moneris—no need to worry about managing currency conversions after the order has processed!