An online store is great to reach a big audience and to showcase as many products as you want. However, sometimes customers want to check out your products in person instead of online. Unfortunately, it is not possible to showcase your physical store locations in Magento 2. The Magento 2 Store Locator extension takes care of that. It adds a special store locator page to your Magento 2 store that customers can use to view where your brick and mortar stores are located.
Magento 2 Store Locator
With the store locator, you’ll be able to list your offices, physical stores or service centers. The extension creates a special store locator page in Magento 2. This page contains all the physical stores you have on one page. Customers can search by location or address to display the stores that are near them. The stores can be displayed on an interactive map by Google Maps. This makes it easier for customers to get navigation instructions, which makes it easier for them to find your stores.
Trust & Professionalism
A major advantage of the store locator is the trust & professionalism it communicates to your customers. It shows that you are legit, have physical brick and mortar stores and thus can be trusted. It also gives the customer a sense of security when buying from you knowing that they can go to a physical store nearby to get advice or help should a problem arise with the purchased product. It also shows that you will stay in business for a long time which puts them in the mindstate of becoming a long term returning customer.
Customers can also easily find the store that is closest to their location due to the GeoIP location support this extension offers. With one simple click, a customer can view all the stores that are located near him, get directions and view it on the interactive map.
The physical stores are displayed on an interactive world map which is powered by Google Maps. This gives the customer various scaling and map view options. When a customer clicks on a physical store location on the interactive map an information screen will be displayed that gives detailed information about the location. Address, store name, store description and a picture of the store can be added. Optionally you can also specify store opening hours. This data can be imported from a CSV or XML files so it doesn’t have to be filled in manually.
The Store Locator for Magento 2 is completely designed & developed with the Magento 2 standards & rules in mind. The store locator will automatically adjust to the style of your store’s template/theme without any customizing required. If you want you can of course easily edit the extensions layout and style because the extension is completely open-source. Click here to download the Store Locator extension for Magento 2.