Configure location finder

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Use the Optimizely Configured Commerce Location Finder to provide customers with your dealers, branches, or any other locations you choose to display. You can upload locations in the Admin Console, then display them as pin points on a map (provided by Google Maps), allowing customers to search for a nearby location. You can also add store hours and links to a location-specific website.

Access location finder

Websites using the Responsive theme have a link for the Location Finder in the header. Websites using the CMS functionality need to have a link to the Location Finder created manually by going to Content Tree > expanding the Home menu > Dealer LocatorLocation Finder.

The browser may ask for your location when you access the Location Finder page. This provides starting coordinates for local dealers, branches, or other locations. If you choose not to disclose your location, the page displays all locations.

Location finder page

Click the link in the header to enter the Location Finder page. The Location Finder page includes three main components: the search bar, the results panel, and the map panel.

Search bar

The search bar uses the information entered into the search fields to find locations based on geographical criteria, specific location, or search radius.

The first textbox must have text when searching for locations; placing a location name only in the second box does not work.


Results panel

The results panel displays either search results or a list of all locations assigned to the website in the Admin Console. Each entry shows the name of the location and the address, and has links to the location's website, as well as directions. The Website option appears if there is a website address entered for the location in the Admin Console. The Directions option opens Google Maps in a new window with the address for the selected entry.

Map panel

The map panel is a visual representation of locations, represented by pin points on the map. Click a pin point to view the name, address and phone number for the selected location. This panel is powered by Google Maps and uses the features and functionality present in Google Maps, such as zooming or scrolling.