One of the important things on any site, and especially on an eCommerce site, is making it as easy as possible for people to find exactly what they are looking for. And if you are a retailer, giving them easy access to your store locations is critical. In fact, it’s not just for stores. For professional services, it is just as important.
That is where the plugin WooCommerce Store Locator comes in handy. This plugin offers you some very helpful features, such as the ability to easily add your stores and a Google map with store locations, a search for stores and distance, and the capability to add a list of stores to any page or post.
Setting Up the WooCommerce Store Locator Plugin
First, you will find a few general settings. Here you will need to acquire and add your Google API Manager.
Your Store Locator Page
Also, after you have installed and activated the plugin, a page called Store Locator will automatically be created.
Adding Stores to Your WooCommerce Site
Now we are going to add a few locations. For this example I am using some Apple store locations.
As you can see, it’s very easy to set up each location.
Google Maps Information
Here you can set it for Google Map. You can add your Latitude and Longitude, but there is also an easier option. You can just put in the physical address to get it.
You are also able to select your Zoom Level for your map.
It’s as easy as that.
You can always see all your store locations and edit them as well.
Store Locator Page Final
Once we have put in all your stores, by viewing the page we get a nicely laid out map and details on each location. At the top, you will notice a search so you users can find which is nearest to them.
Put Your Location List Anywhere
If you would like to include a simple list of your stores on a page or post without the map and search option, you can use the shortcode [woocommerce_store_locator page=list]. For example, I did this below the contact form on the contact page.
If You Have a Bunch of Locations
If you have numerous locations and don’t want to add them one by one, you can use the WooCommerce Store Locator (CSV). In their documentation, they give you a format for the fields.
That’s it! A very easy way to add your store locations to your WooCommerce site. Check out the WooCommerce Store Locator today.