If your business has multiple locations, WordPress store locator plugins can prove to be useful additions to your website. Motel chains, gas stations, chain stores, beauty parlors can all benefit from adding store locator plugins. They help users find your business locations easily. These plugins rely on Google Maps for displaying locations. Consequently, you’ll be able to take advantage of Google Maps features as well, such as the different map views, geolocation and directions to reach the nearest store. Additionally, if you happen to provide any kind of directory services, these WordPress store locator plugins can help display the physical location for the listed services.
Let’s drive straight in (please note – these are in no particular order, just our top 7 picks).
1. WP Store Locator
WP Store Locator is a free plugin that adds all your locations on a map that you can totally customize. The map and the driving instructions can be in the language you prefer. You can add custom labels for each location, and help users find the locations using multiple filters like radius or category.
WP Store Locator helps display any number of stores, and allows you to change the language from the admin panel. Working with shortcodes, you can add details such as opening hours, addresses, landmarks or phone numbers. Nine retina ready marker icons are available, and you can drag any of them to the exact location on the map in the editor. If you have a concentration of stores in any area, the marker clustering feature will prove handy. And what’s more, premium add-ons are available for bulk import, to gather statistics or to add a search widget.
2. Store Locator Plus
No matter whether you have two stores or thousands of stores,the WordPress Store Locator Plus plugin can create a location finder on your website. Without too much setup involved, you can create a page, enter your locations and add a shortcode. Many international brands such as Bosche use this plugin to help users find their stores.
Working from the Admin panel, and with the help of add-ons, you can customize using CSS and HTML. Add-ons allow you to add many more features to customize user experience such as turning search option on or off, categorizing locations, creating SEO friendly per location pages and more. It works with third party add-ons to add social media links to all your locations, to add custom fields to your locations or to allow users to manage locations. It also teams up with Gravity Forms to build forms, and Event Location Manager to link events to your locations. The free plugin supports multiple countries and languages.
3. Agile Store Locator
For a complete location management system rich in features, look no further than Agile Store Locator. It comes with a complete backend management system to manage themes, styles and markers. It allows you to import /export store locations, manage categories and display locations on customized maps. Not only can you customize your display, a number of ready made templates are available.
A single store can show up in multiple categories. Besides, at any point of time, stores that are open alone can show up by toggling an on / off Time Switch. The plugin includes many templates, including an accordion template with a hierarchy of countries, states, cities and stores. If the number of locations is huge, the marker clustering, custom filters and category markers can help to narrow down a search. The info window content can be customized, and any store location you create can be duplicated with a single click. You can also track searches, top stores and top locations using the Analytics Bar Chart. On the Admin dashboard, you can access all the stats relating to stores, searches, categories and markers.
4. Super Store Finder For WordPress
Super Store Finder for WordPress comes with an intuitive responsive design and a powerful WordPress store locator admin section. From this admin screen, you can manage map settings, categories, tags and notifications and customize styles, colors and labels. It supports many languages, as well as full width Google Map display.
Super Store Finder includes a flat theme store locator and a neat store filter with collapsible panel. The built-in geolocation feature allows users to find the exact location of your store and the shortest route to reach it. The zoomable street views can walk a user right to your store’s doorstep. You can upload beautiful images or videos to help viewers get a peek into your store. The plugin allows you to use custom markers and search stores by region or other filters. Using CSV files, bulk import of store addresses is possible. To pinpoint exact locations, simply drag and drop markers. Add-ons that extend the range of features are also available.
5. Advanced Store Locator for WordPress
You can use Advanced Store Locator to display your store locations in three ways – on a Google map, on a list or on both. Not only that, you can write a post about any location on your WordPress blog and then link the location to this post using shortcodes. A neat way to attract readers to your post, as well as offer information about that location to users. Store information can also be offered in related posts. Users can also search for a location by address, use a street view to find your location and get directions to it.
Working off the built-in interface, you can quickly add, edit or delete stores, and automatically geocode addresses. Relying on addresses or zip codes, users can search for the store that’s nearest to them. On a secure https URL, the plugin can detect a user’s location and display the nearest store.
6. WordPress Store Locator
The WordPress Store Locator Plugin allows you to add as many filters as you like. It supports live filtering and shortcodes on any page. If you link the product categories to the store categories, you can enable auto filtering on product pages. The number of results that show up on a search, the information to be displayed and the related call to action buttons can all be customized. You can also set up defaults for your new stores to make it easier to add them.
Using this plugin, you can add a store locator button to your WooCommerce Product page. The locator will then popup in a modal. The info window can be set to display contact information, call-to-action, store image or opening hours. With more than ten possible layouts and 90+ options, there’s little you cannot do to help users find your store.
7. Local SEO for WordPress Plugin by Yoast
The plugin allows users to filter stores or any other location by radius, state or zip codes. Simply by clicking buttons and ticking options, you can add your store address to the page. Your working hours can be added in the same box as the address. Or, using shortcodes, you can insert them separately. The shortcodes can be added to any page or post, or to the location pages itself. You also have the option to add a WordPress store locator widget in any widgetized area of your website.
More Mapping Plugin Options
If you are operating only a limited number of locations, you can simply rely on a Google map plugin such as Advanced Google Maps Plugin for WordPress. You can mark those locations on the map and help with directions too. VO Store Locator is a free plugin that includes tools to help marketers, franchises and distributors. It allows you to customize pin colors on a per tag basis to differentiate locations. SimpleMap Store Locator is an easy-to-use international store locator plugin that allows users to search the database using zip codes. It helps make some locations stand out with customizable tags. Locatoraid is yet another WordPress store locator plugin that’s lightweight, responsive and includes many configurable map styles.
You really have a number of options to put your stores on a map to help your customers. Have you tried any of them? Let us know which one worked for you. If you wish, you can also get very imaginative while displaying your locations on a map.