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New Regions: CA, UK, US and EU

Regions allow you to quickly choose the locations for you want to search over. Following last week's update, we have added several new regions bringing the total from three to eight:

  • What was previously the "US" region has been properly been renamed to North America because it already included Canada. US & Canada now have their own regions as well. This means users can choose to search over one or both of these areas at the same time.
  • The UK now has their own region, and will continue to be included in the Europe region as well. A new European Union region includes most of Europe but not the UK. Brexit and all...
  • All Regions allows you to search over the entire world.
  • Europe and South Africa regions remain as they were.

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"All Regions" MorphMap, and Region Filters
"All Regions" MorphMap, and Region Filters

Geographical Regions on MorphMarket just got more flexible and are about to get even more awesome.

MorphMarket has been an international service since 2017. At that time, we expanded beyond the US to introduce additional regions to support Europe and South Africa. Canada has also tagged along in the US Region, which would have been more properly named the North American region.

You will notice that there is no longer a region setting in the upper left corner of the web browser or the bottom left corner of the app. That's because regions are now just a setting/filter on some pages which allow you to narrow or widen your results when you're browsing the trait indices, ads or stores. In this setting you will also notice a new "All Regions" option, which allows you to browse results across the world.

What's coming:

  • Single-country regions for countries within the supported regions (e.g., US, CA, UK, DE)
  • A proper North American region
  • Support for additional countries
  • Fixes for regions on our Events system

Please note that proximity search for ads has already been an option in the advanced search menu and is still supported. This lets you search within a number of miles or kilometers from a given location.

Let us know what region or country you'd like to see support for in the comments below.

MorphMarket Regions are dead, long live Regions!

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Foreign Currency Conversion

As MorphMarket is an international marketplace, we're in the process improving our support for users across the world. The first of these features involves better support for foreign currency. If you don't buy or sell in other countries then these changes will not affect you.

Buyers will now see prices in their preferred currency making them easier to understand. The buyer's preferred currency is set on the User Profile, and we have taken a guess for each buyer based on their region. If you don't want this behavior, you can change this setting to "No Preference", and it will continue to operate like before.

The converted prices are based on foreign exchange rates which are updated nightly. The exact price in the seller's currency is shown on the ad page. Buyers who are sophisticated enough to shop internationally, pay export costs, etc, will not be surprised that sellers require payment in their own currency.

Sellers have already had a currency setting on the seller profile. This value was previously used as a default for new ads. Moving forward, this will be the singular place where a seller specifies the currency for their prices. This simplifies the user interface as we add more and more price-type fields on different pages.

If a seller changes currency in their store-wide settings, it will update all of their current ads to be in that currency. This is an easy way to obtain uniformity across the ads.

In the coming weeks we will be making additional changes, which affect how our site operates across regions, which will make it easier for users to shop internationally.