WordPress Store Locator
Install a WordPress store locator on your website in minutes with no coding with our easy-to-use plugin. Feature-packed and customizable, with plans starting at just $19/month.
There’s a reason millions of people use WordPress to manage their websites. As the most popular website platform in the world, WordPress gives you control over all of your brand and product content in just a few clicks. However, some more advanced features like adding a “Find a dealer” map or a store or product finder page aren’t included in the basic themes and templates.
If you’re a retailer or work with retailers to sell your products, this really isn’t a feature you can afford to skip. Even if your business primarily sells its products online, if you have your products in your own physical stores, or at partner retailers, detailers, and stockists, you can boost sales by letting customers know about all of their purchasing options.
The great news is that you don’t need to know how to code to add a beautiful, lightning-quick store locator to your WordPress site.
Set up your WordPress store locator in minutes:
Add locations through the control
panel or by uploading a CSV.
Copy and paste your code into your new WordPress store locator.
Sign up for a free trial
Add locations through
the control panel or
by uploading a CSV.
All the features you need
- Easy to use: Upload or edit locations one at a time, or bulk upload and edit via CSV upload or syncing with Google Sheets.
- Highly customizable: Works with any Squarespace theme. Customize virtually everything with loads of easy presets and settings.
- Mobile friendly: Your store locator will work across mobile devices, tablets and desktop computers.
- Powerful analytics: See where customers are searching for your products or stores to plan new locations or recruit new retailers with data.
- 5-star support: We offer extensive step-by-step guides on every feature, and if you need help our customer happiness team is always just a chat or email away. You can even book a call with us.
Here’s how easy it is to set up your store locator
Video Transcript: This is a quick walkthrough of the Storemapper for WordPress plugin, which will allow you to place a Storemapper.co, simple store locator app onto your WordPress website in one of three different ways. So in order to use the plugin, you need to sign up for a Storemapper.co account, have a WordPress installation, with the plugin installed and activated. Once you have those steps in place, head over to your settings page. Enter your account ID following the directions here. Save, and then you can use one of these three ways to add this to your website. The first is to insert into a post or pages in the store member button in the editor. So if we go to pages, open the front page here. In the editor, you’ll find this insert Storemapper shortcode button. Once you click that, you may enter an optional title – we’ll call this Storemapper widget. You may choose to wrap this in an H2 or some other kind of tag. For this example, I’ll use an H1. Click ok. This will insert this right where your cursor was. We click Update; view the homepage. You should see your content here.
The second way is through a widget. So we’ll go to Appearance, Widgets. Find the Storemapper widget, click it, and we’ll add it to the footer two section. In this case, to click that, you can add an optional title. Save that. Return to your site and refresh. And if we view the footer two section, you should see that there.
The third way is through a code snippet. We’re going to go into the 2017 theme and enter a code snippet here. I recommend using a child theme or some other method, but for the sake of demo, we’re going to do it directly here. So in PHP tags, recall WP underscore Storemapper content, you may give it an optional title. Call this my title, and we’re going to wrap it – let’s wrap it in an H3 this time. Once you save that and view your site again, you should also see that content, and that’s really all there is to it. Thanks for watching.
Your store locator should be as customizable as your website
Customization and performance were probably big factors in why you went with a WordPress website — they’re easy to set up, and they have great SEO and speed ratings. If you love WordPress, you’ll love how easy to set up and customize your store locator plugin is, and your customers will love how fast it loads and how well it works.
We make it easy for you with:
- One-click customizations for background, button, accent, and map pin colors.
- Easily customize the map itself with a library of custom map themes to choose from whether you’re into black & white, or something a little more colorful.
- Tons of step-by-step articles on how to customize everything.
- One-on-one help from our customer happiness team.
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What is a store locator?
A store locator, also known as a location finder or store finder, is a website feature or app that allows customers to find the physical location of a retailer or any organization with a brick-and-mortar address. Including a store locator on your website does not only increase foot traffic to your store but also helps build brand awareness and improve search rankings.
How do I use a store locator in WordPress?
Install the Storemapper plugin. Then, insert your store locator directly into the web page using the Storemapper button found on your visual editor toolbar. You can also insert it using by going to Appearances > Widgets and selecting the Storemapper widget. Lastly, you can insert Storemapper’s store locator using the PHP code snippet.
Does Storemapper work on my website/platform?
Yes! Storemapper works on all websites. Here are a few platforms that Storemapper currently supports: 3dcart, Big Cartel, BigCommerce, Drupal, Joomla, Lightspeed, Magento, Opencart, osCommerce, Shopify, Sitecore, Squarespace, Volusion, Weebly, Wix, WordPress, X-Cart, and SEOshop.
Is the Storemapper store locator mobile friendly?
Yes, Storemapper comes with a built-in responsive/mobile-friendly theme. The WordPress plugin also connects with Google Maps so customers can receive driving directions on your mobile device.
How do I put Google Maps on my WordPress website?
Login to your Storemapper dashboard, then navigate to Settings > Map Provider. From there, you can enter your Google API Key and save your changes.
Can I customize the store locator to match my site theme?
While Storemapper comes loaded with tons of presets to help you customize quickly, you can also tweak any design aspect you like with your own CSS.
I have thousands of stores; can I add them all to Storemapper quickly?
Storemapper has several options for bulk adding/editing locations, including the ability to upload a spreadsheet as a CSV file using our bulk uploader.
How do the pricing tiers work on Storemapper?
Storemapper offers three pricing options – the Micro plan for $19 per month, the Pro plan for $29 per month, and the Premium plan $59 per month.
Can I use Google Maps on my website for free?
You can use Storemapper’s free plan to embed an interactive Google Map on your website with all of your store locations and detailed information.
Best WordPress Store Locator Plugin
If you’re looking for a store locator plugin to add to your WordPress site, you’ve likely come across these three widgets. Let’s take a detailed look at some of these options to help you decide which one is right for you, starting with Storemapper.
Storemapper has is the leading WordPress store locator, serving thousands of businesses across a wide range of industries. Many small to medium sized businesses enjoy the ease of use and easy installation that Storemapper offers. There is no complicated coding and no need for a developer. Installing Storemapper on the WordPress platform takes only a few minutes, and adding or editing locations is a breeze.
In addition to the ease of use, Storemapper customers also love that the WordPress widget is fully customizable. From custom color schemes to custom map markers or map pins, to tons of built-in options, Storemapper gives you the ability to give your store locator a unique look.
Another key feature Storemapper’s customers enjoy is its robust analytics. This provides Storemapper customers pertinent information to help make strategic decisions. For example, you can see which stores get the most foot traffic and route your inventory accordingly.
Storemapper’s store locator comes with loads of functionality to help make the user experience as seamless as possible. One such feature is the “Search By User Location” feature. With this feature, first-time users to your website would be asked to enable their location on their web browser or mobile device. Once the user accepts, they would be shown your locations that are closest to them.
Storemapper’s store locator comes with tons of features, but one of the key factors for many users is the pricing. Not only is Storemapper’s pricing very competitive, but it comes with a seven-day risk-free trial, which allows users to get a feel for the product before making a final purchasing decision. Let’s take a closer look at Storemapper’s three paid plans.
|Bulk uploading & data export||Bulk uploading & data export||Bulk uploading & data export|
|Unlimited traffic||Unlimited traffic||Unlimited traffic|
|Unlimited locations||Up to 1,000 locations||Up to 100 locations|
|Customize colors & buttons||Customize colors & buttons||Customize colors & buttons|
|Custom map themes||Custom map themes||Standard maps|
|Sync from Google Drive||—||—|
|Facebook Pages integration||—||—|
|7 Day Free Trial||7 Day Free Trial||7 Day Free Trial|
Which Plan Is Right For You?
Micro Plan: Coming in at just $19 per month, the Micro plan is perfect for businesses with fewer than 100 locations. This plan allows customers to customize colors and buttons to match the rest of their website’s color scheme.
Pro Plan: Customers with more than 100 locations but fewer than 1,000 should consider upgrading the Pro plan. The Pro plan comes with everything the Micro plan does but includes custom map themes to even greater customization.
Premium Plan: Many users upgrade to the Premium plan because of the added functionality. The Premium includes features like Facebook Page Integration, allowing you to include your store location on your Facebook page and Storemapper’s Analytics Suite. The Premium plan allows for unlimited locations. If you want the absolute best from Storemapper with all its features and benefits, you should upgrade to the Premium plan. If you just a few locations and don’t think you would benefit from the additional features, then you could go for one of the other plans. Keep in mind, that Storemapper offers a risk-free seven-day trial so that you can see what option is best for you.
- Stellar support
- Authorized Google Maps API. This ensures accuracy and reliability.
- Search results can be shown in many ways (kilometers or miles, varying radius’, list view or map view, etc.)
- Maps will be served in the native language of the searcher’s device preference.
- Facebook integration
Bullseye Store Locator
Bullseye has been on the market for some time and has gathered a reputation during that time. Many of Bullseye’s customers enjoy the functionality of this store locator. Some of these features include Web Crawler Protection, which blocks competitors from harvesting your data. Bullseye also offers the ability to have individual locations manage their own content. This is especially handy for larger businesses with hundreds of locations.
However, Bullseye store locator does come in at a significantly higher price point than Storemapper starting at $49 a month.
- Web Plus – $45/Month
- Web Premium – $150/Month
- Easily create, customize and embed on your site within minutes.
- Location data management in one cloud-based solution
- Display Google map above or next to the results list. Allowing customers to quickly view your locations on the map.
- Sophisticated geo-coding for accurate results
- Auto location detection using IP or GPS on mobile devices. Allows customers to get directions within seconds.
Bullseye is very pricey when compared to Storemapper’s plan. Paid plans start at $49/month, which only offers limited functionality.
Agile Store Locator
Store Locator WordPress by Agile Logix quickly grew in popularity because it comes with lots of features. For reference, its feature set is similar to Storemapper’s. Some of these features include multiple layouts and templates to adapt to your website quickly. This allows some level of customization.
Similar to Storemapper’s Bulk Upload feature, Store Locator WordPress allows its customers to import or export store locations via CSV. Another feature that Store Locator WordPress brings to the table is “Time Switch.” When this feature is turned on, customers will only see opened locations during the time of their search.
However, it does have a few shortcomings that customers should be aware of. For instance, the widget only supports Google Maps, not Mapbox. There is also only one pricing plan, so customers do not have the option of choosing a plan tailored to their business’ needs. Store Locator WordPress is also more expensive than Storemapper.
Pricing: $25 per month
- Responsive UI Design
- API Key insertion option
- Display Hours by current day or week
- Enable/Disable a Store
- GeoLocation API Supported within Store Locator
- Google Map Type Selection “hybrid,” “roadmap,” “satellite,” and “terrain.”
- Logo Selection for each Store
- Only supports Google Maps. This store locator does not come with Mapbox support.
- Pricing plans are very limited. Store Locator WordPress only has one paid plan, which comes in at $25/month. Storemapper comes in at just $19/month for the Micro plan.
Thoughts on Competitors
If you are in the market for a store locator plugin for your WordPress site, Storemapper will offer you the best value for your money, as well the most features, flexibility and reliability.
Storemapper Case Studies
Thousands of businesses across a wide range of industries use Storemapper’s store locator app to increase foot traffic and help customers find their products and services. Let’s take a look at how we have helped some of these businesses.
Case Study #1 – Diggin’It
Industry: Health & Beauty; Men’s Grooming
Diggin’It is a producer of beard care products that use various retail locations to sell their products. Without a physical store of their own, customers frequently reach out via social media to find out where they could find and purchase their products. Storemapper was the perfect solution. By including Storemapper’s store locator on their website, Diggin’It customers can now easily find the location closest to them to make a purchase. With Storemapper’s robust analytics, Diggin’It was also able to determine which locations were getting the most traffic, allowing them to focus their marketing efforts accordingly.
Waseem Sendi from Diggin’It expressed, “I get excited about adding new stores, and that’s probably the big home run when it comes to their service. Well done and highly recommended.”
Case Study #2: MTC Web
Industry: Health Care
Michele Talbot from MTC Web is a web designer who has worked on over fifty websites nationwide. Two of her biggest clients, who are both in the healthcare industry, incorporated Storemapper on their website. Dr. Tim Maggs, a chiropractor in New York, offers a free set of resources for other doctors who sign up on his website. The users’ sign-up information is then collected into Google Sheet and is automatically synced to Storemapper store locator, displaying a worldwide map of CPOYA doctors. This helps patients find chiropractors who are closest to their location. Jerome Rerucha, a chiropractor from Georgia, founder of Performance Practic, also leverages the power of Storemapper. Dr. Rerucha offers the F.I.T system which is an instructional series that other doctors can purchase on his website. Once a doctor has made a purchase, the information is then added the the Storemapper allowing patients to find chiropractors who are educated on the F.I.T system nearest to them. Both CPOYA and Performance Practic have utilized Storemapper for a number of years.
Case Study #3: Cobble Hill
Industry: Toys & Games
Cobble Hill Puzzle Co is a wholesaler that specializes in, you guessed it, puzzles. Cobble Hill Puzzle Co has an online presence which helps with brand visibility, but the company also relies heavily on their retail partner to help with distribution. Cobble Hill Puzzle Co utilizes Storemapper to help customers find their distributors quickly. Using Storemapper on their website benefits customers who are searching for Cobble Hill Puzzle Co products, the retail outlets who are trying to drive more foot traffic, and Cobble Hill Puzzle Co. Linda Maxwell from Cobble Hill Puzzle Co expressed her satisfaction with Storemapper by stating, “Other mapping tools come with a hefty price tag, while Storemapper is incredibly functional, efficient, and affordable.” Linda Maxwell went on to add “It’s been a great addition to our business.”
The main reason WordPress store locators are such a valuable tool for brands is that when a customers searches, they have a very high purchase intent. They are using your store locator to find where to buy your products in real life which typically means they are very likely to purchase very soon. With Storemapper we try to make it that process as frictionless as possible so you get the largest number of in-store sales. But the data on how customers are using your store locator is also super valuable. In many ways it could be more valuable even than your normal website analytics or surveys because the purchase intent is so high. There is a very strong signal-to-noise ratio. Storemapper automatically captures usage analytics for your store locator.
Right now you can answer key business questions like:
How often do we have a location nearby for our customers? Should we expand our distribution?
Where are our most popular in-store locations? Should we allocate more inventory there?
Where are customers searching, but not finding a store? Should we open distribution in that area?
Regardless of your industry, if you need to drive foot traffic to your brick-and-mortar store, you should consider adding a store locator to your website. Potential customers are actively searching for your products and services. In fact, studies have shown, “near me today/tonight” searches have increased by 900% in the past two years.
In this article, we looked at how you can add a store locator to your WordPress site using Storemapper and the benefits that it brings.
Adding Storemapper to your WordPress site can be done in a matter of minutes in three easy steps.
- Sign up for a free trial of Storemapper and get access to your dashboard.
- Add locations through the control panel or by uploading a CSV.
- Embed your new WordPress store locator by using one of these 3 methods.
- Insert into a post or pages in the store member button in the editor.
- Adding the Storemapper widget.
- Using wp_storemapper_content() function inside PHP tags.
We also took a look at Storemapper’s incredible functionality. From Storemapper’s ease of use and installation to its stellar 5 start support, Storemapper sets itself apart from competitors.
Some of Storemapper’s key features include:
- Easy to use. Giving users the ability to add or edit locations one at a time or in bulk
- Highly customizable, coming with loads of preloaded settings that would compliment most designs and also giving users the ability to use custom CSS for greater flexibility.
- Mobile-friendly. A whopping 88% of consumers who search local using mobile will call or visit within 24 hours. Mobile is important, which is why Storemapper is mobile-friendly.
- Powerful Analytics- Giving users the information they need to make informed decisions.
- 5 Star Support from experienced staff.
- Authenticated Google API ensuring your consumer are getting accurate information.
Storemapper sets itself apart from the pack with its flexible and competitive pricing. Plans start at just $19 per month for users who have fewer than 100 locations and go up to the Premium plan, which is Storemapper’s full feature pack for just $59 per month.
Who is Storemapper for?
Storemapper has a wide range of applications and is currently being used by thousands of businesses across countless industries. We saw how Diggin’It, a producer of beard care products, utilizes Storemapper to drive foot traffic to retailers who carry their products, as well as how they utilize Storemapper’s analytics suite to make informed decisions. Some of the other industries in which Storemapper is used include fashion, outdoors & lifestyle, health & beauty, eyewear, health care, tools, toys, food, jewelry, and a whole lot more.
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