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Need to sell precious metals and automatically adjust metal prices?

WooCommerce Precious Metals gets the job done fast and efficiently by automatically downloaded the current precious metal spot prices and adjusting the retail prices of your metal products. This greatly reduces your store pricing management and helps to protect against underpricing or overpricing your products.

The plugin works for gold, silver, platinum, and palladium pricing and can be used with any form of metal sales, including coins, bars, bullion, and even jewellery.

Here’s how it works: You create products, set the markup amount for each product, and assign the product to specific metal-related categories. With that done, the plugin automatically sets your retail prices based on the markup amount you define.

For example, lets say you’re selling 1 ounce US Gold Eagles, and you want the price of each coin to be spot price plus $50. Simply set your markup amount to 50 and you’re done. Or maybe you want to mark up the price by 10%. No problem, just set your markup amount to 10% and you’re done.

It’s really that easy. But that’s not all this plugin can do! Look at this powerful features that help guard against you losing money and sales:

  • Set the metal pricing update interval to any interval you prefer
  • Optionally close your store when the London markets are closed so that no purchases can be made
  • Optionally cancel unpaid orders after any number of minutes
  • Optionally set a checkout page timeout so that if the contents of the cart isn’t paid for in a certain amount of time then the cart expires
  • New in v2.4 – supports simple products and variable products
  • New in v2.4 – display current metal spot prices anywhere on your site using the new shortcodes

Plus, if you use “Close Store” feature you can define a custom page that a shopper is redirected to when your store is closed. Likewise, if you use the “Checkout Timeout” feature, you can define a custom page that a shopper is redirected to when their cart expires.

This plugin is built to work with metal feed pricing from either Gold-Feed.com or  XMLCharts.com.

You can opt to use the free XML metal spot price feed from XMLCharts.com ( the URL is built into this plugin ) or you can opt to purchase their paid feed which updates more rapidly. Free feeds have delayed price updates. If you need rapid price updates you need to pay for a subscription to either feed.

For Gold-Feed your store MUST be set to use USD as its currency and you must buy their paid feed. When you use Gold-feed with our plugin you can opt to use the spot price of ask price.

Currently XMLCharts.com supports the following currencies AUD, BRL, CAD, CHF, CNY, EUR, GBP, INR, JPY, MXN, RUB, USD, and ZAR.  

We are NOT affiliated with XMLCharts.com or Gold-feed.com in any way and have no control over their metal prices or their currency support.

Note that this plugin does not support sale prices for products.

Current version 2.4.7

 

 

 

WooCommerce Precious Metals SettingsWooCommerce Precious Metals Product Settings
Version 2.4.7 - May 12, 2014

	Don't empty cart if there are no metal products in the cart

Version 2.4.6 - April 23, 2014

	Changed the algorithm for calculating prices

Version 2.4.5 - April 17, 2014

	Tweaked price processing
	
	Tweaked settings adjustments

Version 2.4.4 - April 14, 2014

	Updated to convert a troy ounce to grams

Version 2.4.3 - April 11, 2014

	Removed free feed URL for gold-feed.com. The company has decided that it no longer wants to offer free feed access

	Fixed calculation methods and variable references

Version 2.4.1 - April 1, 2014

	Fixed bug with gold-feed.com currency
	
	Fixed bug with new refactored code in relation to weight and price calcs

Version 2.4 - March 30, 2014

	Major update: 
	
	Refactored code and added support for variable products! NOTE: Variations must all contain the same metal type as the parent product or your prices will be way off.

	Reinstated free gold-feed.com URL mistakenly removed in the previous update
	
	Added missing language translation capabilities for some strings
	
	Add new shortcodes for metal price display
	
	Removed rounding of metal prices obtained from the feed. 
	
	Plugin now uses the default free feed URL for whichever provider you choose in the settings if you leave the URL field empty
	
Version 2.3.4 - March 25, 2014

	Mistakenly updated description and documentation to state that you must purchase a subscription if you use Gold-Feed.com -- this is not the case. Corrected in v2.4.x

Version 2.3.3 - February 27, 2014

	Disallow redirects if the settings haven't been set yet
	
	Added hidden section input for settings processing

Version 2.3.2 - February 27, 2014

	Updated hook firing order

Version 2.3.1 - February 12, 2014

	WooCommerce 2.1 compatibility
	
Version 2.3 - December 31, 2013

	Added support for Gold-Feed.com

Version 2.2.2 - September 10, 2013

	Updated timer and URL settings. You MUST use the live feed from XMLCharts and it must be in XML format

Version 2.2.1 - June 18, 2013

	- Adjust weight calculations to adhere to Troy ounce measurements
	
Version 2.2 - June 16, 2013

	- Adjusted category detection to be more broad
	
Version 2.1 - May 7, 2013

	- Initial public release

Version 2.0 - April 30, 2013

	- Major updates and new features added

Version 1.0 - April 2, 2013

	- Private development and use