Big Day Release: Prestashop Store Locator

December 6, 2012 Alex Simonchik Prestashop
Big Day Release: Prestashop Store Locator

Perfect for retail network owners, Prestashop Store Locator module helps customers find the local store of yours on Google Maps and check if the required item is in stock there. User location can be configured to be detected automatically so that the list of the nearest shops could be displayed.  In the product page, the extra tab containing stores with this item on hand appears.

Key features:

  • Store search by user location and products in database
  • Automatic user location detection
  • Increased searching radius
  • Hint text in the product search form
  • Closest stores names, addresses and distances in search results
  • Possibility to import data in a CSV file
  • Adding products to database via admin panel
  • Requires no key to connect to Google Maps
  • Displaying distance in kilometers/miles

Let’s have a good look at them.

Once you want clients to buy products in your offline stores, Prestashop Store Locator module will be a great solution.

The Google Maps based store locator is embedded right into your default Our Stores page. It locates all your shops to let users find the nearest one. Customers enter the item name in Search for products field and enjoy stores with this item in stock listed. Map locations are being displayed in a user-friendly sliding manner.

Import stores and products data from other eShops of yours in a CSV file. Configure database backup to be run automatically.

Log in to the admin panel, and navigate to Modules –> Front Office Features –> Store Locator -> Configure.

Configure the module

In the first line, select if you want user location to be detected automatically.

Next, select if Available in stores block should be displayed on product pages.

In the CSV import field, you can upload the CSV file with stores and products data you want to import from anywhere.

The file should have the following structure:

id_store;id_product

For example:

1;1
2;4
2;2
3;3
3;1

(download the example file)

In the next two lines, select if you want to delete previously configured store locator info and backup files before import.

 

To add products to stores, go to Preferences -> Store Contacts.

Store Contacts page

In the Actions column in the corresponding store line, click Related products.

Related products

Select products on hand and save selection.

 

Our stores page looks like this:

Our Stores pagex

With Search for products field left blank, the engine will display the nearest stores on the Google Maps according to the auto-detected or entered location and radius (which can be unlimited). List with all the nearest stores addresses and distances is below the map.

 

Our Stores page

If the user enters the product name, only stores with this product in stock will be displayed on the Google Maps. Information on these shops is in the list below. The stores are sorted by distance.

 

If configured, all the product

pages are enhanced with an extra Available in stores block. Information on all shops with this item on hand is being displayed there.

Product page

 

Visit the demo page or read the user guide to see how the Store Locator works.



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