OXID eShop is a popular open source e-commerce system used by merchants worldwide. One of the most important features of OXID eShop is its ability to customise the shop for the global market. In this post, we will look at how to customise OXID eShop for the global market and what options are available to make the shop accessible to customers in different countries and regions.
Internationalisation features in OXID eShop
OXID eShop offers a variety of features that make it possible to adapt the shop for the global market. One of the most important features is the support of multiple languages. OXID eShop can be displayed in more than 40 languages, including English, German, French, Spanish and many more.
To be able to display the shop in another language, one must first upload the corresponding translations. This can be done either manually or with the help of translation tools such as the OXID Translation Toolkit. As soon as the translations are uploaded, the shop can be displayed in the desired language.
In addition, the OXID eShop also offers support for multiple currencies. Merchants can configure the shop to display in different currencies depending on the region where the customer is located. This is particularly important if the shop is available in several countries or regions.
Adapting the shop to local requirements
An important factor in the internationalisation of the OXID eShop is the adaptation to local requirements. This refers in particular to the payment options offered in the shop. In some countries, certain payment methods are particularly popular, while other methods are preferred in other countries. It is important that the shop offers payment options that are relevant to customers in the respective region.
Another important factor in adapting the shop to local requirements is compliance with local laws and regulations. This refers in particular to the indication of prices and taxes. In some countries there are certain requirements on how prices must be stated, while in others taxes are levied on certain products or services. It is important that the shop meets these requirements to ensure that it is accessible to customers in that region.
Use of local domain names and hosting
Another way to adapt the OXID eShop for the global market is to use local domain names and hosting. This can help the shop load faster and more reliably for customers in different countries.
There are several options for hosting OXID eShop websites. One option is hosting on a dedicated server located near the target market. Another option is hosting on a Content Delivery Network (CDN), which has servers in different parts of the world and is therefore able to load the website faster.
Another option is to use local domain names that are relevant to customers in different countries. For example, a shop targeting customers in Germany might use a .de domain, while a shop targeting customers in France would use a .fr domain.
OXID eShop offers a variety of features that allow the shop to be adapted for the global market. These include support for multiple languages and currencies, customisation for local requirements and the use of local domain names and hosting. With the help of these features, merchants can ensure that their OXID eShop is accessible to customers all over the world.