Posted by Allison on 20 October 2011, 14:41
How many times do you have the need to find out what a particular currency is worth? While we all use our own currencies on a daily basis, there are times when we need to know how much they would buy us in a different country. This could be because you are going to a foreign country on holiday. It could also be because you have a business and you are looking to trade with businesses or individuals in another country. And of course now we can shop easily online we might also think about buying something from another country in another currency as well.
Quick link: Our money converter widget.
This is where a converter comes in very handy. Let’s explore this topic in more detail so you can see how it will help you as well.
Basically speaking it is a widget that allows you to figure out how much one currency is worth in relation to another. For instance you might use the British pound in your daily life, but if you are going abroad to Europe you may wish to know how many Euros your pound will get you. Of course this can change all the time, as this article from Reuters attests.
The good thing about a converter is that you can use it to get the most up to date information about a particular currency and what it is currently worth. This could be useful to you in lots of different ways.
The tool is very easy to use – so easy in fact that on many occasions you won’t even see any instructions with it. The widget is designed to be very easy to use and you can change the default currencies so that the widget displays the starting currency you have and the destination currency to change it into. You will often see the words ‘from’ and ‘to’ on the converter to make it clear how it works.
The only other thing you have to do is to enter the amount you wish to convert in the first place. It is normally just the case of hitting a button to get the conversion amount you are looking for.
Yes, many of them can. This is good if you have a website that sells goods or services to people in other countries. They can use the converter you provide them with to work out whether the purchase is worthwhile for them.
But even if you don’t sell things you can still use the converter for other reasons. For example let’s say you have a blog that is concerned with finances on a world scale. You could quite easily include a money converter in this case, as your readers will be interested in how different currencies relate to each other. Similarly if you look into current events in the world markets, different currencies will come into play here as well. As you can see there are many reasons why you might want to include a converter of this type on your blog or website.
The most important thing to remember if you are going to use such a widget is that you will be giving your visitors more value. They are more likely to come back to your site if they know you have a range of useful tools for them to use – free of charge too – and this converter falls into this bracket.
You can see therefore that being able to convert one currency to another simply by clicking a few buttons and making a couple of selections is a very useful thing to be able to do. The widget is so easy to use it will appeal to lots of different people for lots of different reasons. This is why it is so beneficial and since it is free as well, there is no limit on how often you can use it.
As you can see, a world without this converter would be a much more difficult place to be!