Adding filters to your map

A filter can ensure an improved user experience. Filters can help users drill down to their needs with ease, it eliminates the need for numerous searches queries just to find something specific.
Category filters are also a great way to –

  • Differentiate between different types of locations (drive-thru, mall kiosk, showrooms, etc)
  • Identify which products or product lines are available at each location
  • Show multiple brands or sub-brands on one map

When you add categories, your store locator will automatically populate checkboxes in the search form. Here are a few things to know about how this works.

  1. By default all checkboxes will be checked on initial map load. There is currently no way to automatically un-check certain boxes.
  2. When a checkbox is unchecked, the store locator will automatically refresh to find the nearest locations that fit the remaining checked boxes
  3. Checkboxes, like any other element of your store locator, can be styled using CSS (see here for more information ).

Each location in your Storemapper database has a category field (this is essentially the filters that will show). To create categories all you need to do is start adding your products, brands, etc. to the category field.

Filter Image

Categories can be edited either via the dashboard under “stores” or via bulk upload for several locations.
Each store can have multiple categories. Just enter them separated by commas. Example: category1, category2, category3.

Filter Categories Image

If you do not want your filter box to show as a drop-down, please reach out to to let us know and we will go ahead and add some CSS to your account to show these as “open” checkboxes.

You can also embed categories into Storemapper embed code to load specific set of locations. Check this article to learn how.

Please see this video below on how the categories option works.

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