Thanks, will be using PayPal.
Ahh that will make it easier for currency conversion. A tip though, make sure that the advertised price is changed in to your currency in the cart.
For example, if it isn;t changed in the cart and you have a payment in dollars, not only do you have the handling fee, but another fee to pay to convert the dollars in to your primary currency.
Another point someone mentioned is that in order for customers to take a site seriously, USD often suggests the site is large since all the large players offer USD... if you see a site in say EURO's people tend to instantly think it's just a small company. Not sure if this applies to everyone, but i must admit, i do tend to think the same :/ strange.
I don't think that at all, in fact, I disagree strongly and think the exact opposite.
If someone cant display in my currency and I wasn't so used to buying parts from other countries, I wouldn't buy it.
As I said before, USD doesn't phase me, but that is because I buy from the states and other countries goods I can't get anywhere else.
But if I didn't, myself and others would be put off at having to work out how much the USD stated equates to.
Don't presume operating like an American will make the world take you seriously, it won't. All it will put forward is that you're an American company. Due to worldwide politics, the US is one of the LEAST professional nations. Judging by that standard, we should all display prices in Euro's or Yen because the Germans and Japanese have a strong, professional work ethic.
If you display prices in the users currency, they will be much more likely to purchase and I can't see how they would see you as small potatoes. Just because the ole saying in the US, "everything is big in texas/America" rings true in some regards, it doesn't mean that people will think you're a massive company.
Why are you so fixed on the notion you must look big? If you ask many, including entrepreneurs, they will tell you they often prefer to deal with smaller businesses instead of corporations and large companies are evil and couldn't care less about anyone. The company around the corner though, is king.