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Thanks for your note and the new tools but I would suggest it would be better for localised pricing to be a percentage of the dollar or pound sterling value. My six-month-old Substack – This Week, Those Books – has more than 6,500 subscribers in 96 countries, and it may not be easy for many to afford even $5 a month. But they could afford, say Rs 100 or 100 Naira a month. It would be wonderful if there were some way to adjust pricing for different territories.

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I think it is great. BUT... there are many countries that cannot use Stripe. Stripe is available in only 46 countries (down from 47). Is there any chance Substack would consider integrating PayPal so that authors and Newsletters in countries that do not have Stripe can make use of the paid features? (There are other ways to structure this payment problem however PayPal is really the most simple and adds a huge audience.) ETA: this is I think the 4th time I have suggested this, the other times being in the Thursday discussions. I always get the answer it will be passed on to the dev team.

Read here, I just posted this only on the Web of Substack.

https://open.substack.com/pub/viewfromisrael/p/an-open-letter-to-substack-about?r=2zuy9x&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

Please Like and Restack the article for maximum exposure. Maybe something will move.

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Great. Is this also a possibility for bilingual articles? To give the subscriber the possibility to switch the languages? In the newsletter, you have to choose one language, but at the bottom of the article, you could add a link" For xxx language, click here." Or is something like this in the planning?

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What about introducing a 'buy me a coffee' type feature? I can't commit enough time to writing to justify asking people to subscribe, but if they like an article and want to 'buy me a coffee', that would be nice.

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Jan 24·edited Jan 25

About time to have these new tools. Here are some useful tools Substack can consider:

1-option of two languages for local and global readers, with links to a second language post

2-option to set different pricing for different countries. While $5 may be affordable for US/Europe readers may be too high for other countries.

3-alternate payment options than Stripe, as its not widely accepted.

4-allow readers to 'tip' for each article and not be forced to subscribe.

5-Thanks Substack 💪🏻

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How about a writers hour for international ones too? I always miss the surge due to time differences.

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awesome.

As a user from Germany, I would also appreciate having no Nazi content on the Substack platform.

Thanks.

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Most of these features have already been available for some time, and I’m getting tired of these international adaptations taking such a long time. My readership constantly gets annoyed and expecting something fishy when everything related to payments is in English on an otherwise all-Swedish platform. This is reducing the amount of people converting to paid. When will Substack be available in Swedish?

And also, this “localised pricing” is very confusing for my readers as the SEK prices fluctuate with the value of the euro. When will I be able to set a fixed price in Swedish kronor?

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Excellent work. Can I expect support for Japanese and other 2-byte character languages?

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Hello, what if you are bilingual?

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This a terrific boost for readers and writers. Thank you.

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Hey, hello from Malaysia. I have been whinging about this for ages, so I am curious how this would shake things up but it is disappointing that Asia is left out and only Western countries are considered. Why? 😅

Oh well I guess nothing will change for me and other Asian folks then 😆

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Love the Brazilian Portuguese option! Hoping we get Brazilian payment methods soon :)

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Thanks team Substack!!

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This is great news. Thanks, Team!

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Now the big question is: will Stripe charge for conversion from say Euro to US Dollar, and then I still have to convert it to my local currency - thus causing unnecessary FX conversion costs 2x steps along the way rather than 1x?

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