shinobicha wrote:For a tea purchase, PayPal's exchange rate is reasonable - 2.5%. Most of the time, that will be less than $2.50, but of course depends on the size of order you do. Nevertheless, I say it is reasonable because Credit Card companies often charge 3% - 4%. Sometimes they have no charge, but you have to look that up. But again, it is usually quite a small amount when you look at the actual cost.
The situation is a bit different for those who do not pay their credit card bills in USD. The credit card companies convert first to USD before converting to the local currency. Last time I looked, PayPal charged about 4% for this process, which includes the exchange rate differential.
But, to answer the question which I prefer as a customer .... It really doesn't matter. I have several companies that I like who price their teas in Yen, and others that price theirs in USD. So I have good options regardless of what the exchange rate is, viz. Yen to USD, and USD to Canadian dollars.