How to customize Google Maps Info Window (Popup)

With Storemapper, you can customize Google Maps Info Window pretty easily, and in this article we’ll dive into the details of it. Below you will see the default CSS that is being used on each element so you know what properties you should change in your own stylesheets. Customize Google Maps Info Window We hooked up a […]

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Adding custom fields to each location

Each store/location in Storemapper can have up to three custom fields. These fields can be any kind of text (and in some cases HTML) that you like to add helpful data about that store. Common use cases include: Store hours Product lines or sub-brands available Special options like in-store try-on Specific directions inside the location To add […]

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Searching by business or location name

To date the search bar in Storemapper searches exclusively for a location and does not look at business names. In our experience, searching by name is almost never useful for the customer. Customers arrive at the store locator page specifically because they don’t know which businesses are your retailers, if they knew the business name they […]

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How the Storemapper search radius works

Here’s a common question: I entered “Canada” in my store locator and none of my stores in Canada came up. The answer lies in how Storemapper’s search radius works. When a user enters something into the search box, the app first tries to find ‘the center’ of that location. Then the app looks in a circle, […]

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Hiding/Showing map pins on load

You would be surprised at the diversity of opinions among our customers on whether or not a store locator map should start with all the pins loaded on the map, or start with a blank map, and then show map markers after a search is completed. Some of our customers prefer to load all the pins […]

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Set a default start location for the map

You can customize the start location and zoom of the map when your store locator first loads to your users. First head over to Settings in Storemapper. Scroll down to start location and start zoom. Start location can be anything that you would type into Google Maps: a zipcode, country, city, state or specific address. That […]

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Preview your store locator from within our app

You can easily preview changes within the Storemapper app if your actual site isn’t live. Just select Preview from top-right drop-down menu. Note: the Preview does inherit a little bit of styles from our app so if you’re really cranking on the CSS you might want to do it on your own site to get it […]

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Adding custom map markers or map pins

Storemapper supports custom map markers. First you’ll need to host the image somewhere on your own site, you can’t upload the file to Storemapper. Grab the URL for the image. Then you have two options: 1. Set all your map markers to this image. For that head to https://www.storemapper.co/advanced and paste the URL into the field […]

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Using Category Filters

Category filters can be 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 […]

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Customing Storemapper with Settings

StoreMapper is incredibly easy to customize and comes preloaded with a ton of options. If the out-of-the-box options aren’t enough, you can always do your own customizations with CSS and Javascript on your site. StoreMapper is the only store locator that let’s you use your own CSS, Javascript and jQuery to customize the behavior.

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