Currency Type Used in API Responses

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Chad

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Sep 16, 2011, 11:30:05 AM9/16/11
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Most of the APIs return an amount donated. What currency is being used
for this amount? The UNICEF UK donation page allows donation in
pounds, euros, or dollars...

Andrew Senter

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Sep 16, 2011, 11:40:48 AM9/16/11
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The currency for all donations at present is GBP, no matter what the user selected on the donation page.

Obviously once the US payment gateway is live this is going to change so we'll be adding a 'currency' param to the donations endpoints.

Peter Hamilton

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Sep 16, 2011, 11:48:14 AM9/16/11
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I was going to ask this question as well, thanks for clarifying!

Koen

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Sep 22, 2011, 6:52:48 AM9/22/11
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Andrew,

1 - Can you confirm that UK or US gateways of unicef would accept all
credit cards - also those issued in other countries than uk or US?
2- Would there be a specific reason to chose one gateway over the
other?

thx
koen



On Sep 16, 5:40 pm, Andrew Senter <and...@phenotypic.co.uk> wrote:
> The currency for all donations at present is GBP, no matter what the user
> selected on the donation page.
>
> Obviously once the US payment gateway is live this is going to change so
> we'll be adding a 'currency' param to the donations endpoints.
>

Andrew Senter

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Sep 23, 2011, 7:44:55 AM9/23/11
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Hi Koen

1. I'm confirming with our tech suppliers in the UK and US re. cards issued in other countries.

2. As I'm sure you've noticed, different countries have different ways of handling donation tax, this is the primary concern when selecting your gateway, for example the US gateway handles US tax deductions, while the UK gateway provides UNICEF with Gift Aid.

If you already have a europe-wide donation system in place I'd suggest just using what you have and sending us manual notifications across the API.

Andrew

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