Geolocation is an efficient technology to use if you are running Ecommerce business.
For CS-Cart store owners we have already developed two geolocation add-ons - IP Geolocation by MaxMind and Geolocation by Google.
The first one is a professional solution for developers that adds the ability to determine the user’s location by IP address using the MaxMind databases. The second one will be described below.
The CS-Cart Geolocation by Google lets you integrate the Google Maps service with your website. Geolocation brings the power of Google Maps to your store by adding a map with streetview and proximity search. By adding the maps into your store homepage you can get real-time information about your customers' location and check orders' real geographical origin.
When a customer orders on your e-commerce, they provide you with many personal details necessary for their purchase delivery. Our extension overcomes this shortcoming by capturing this extra information to perform a risk assessment of each order.
Note: The add-on is totally compatible with our Shipping estimate add-on. Enable geolocation feature to determine customer's location and set up shipping methods for places you ship to.
How it works
After you have installed the add-on, go to Add-ons — Manage add-ons and choose Geolocation by Google to see all available settings. All settings are divided in three groups: Google settings, Default location and additional settings.
For the correct work of the map you need Google Api Key. Please visit this page to know how to get the API key. In Google settings you will be able to manage Zoom control, MapType control, Scale control, and Test mode.
Zoom control — Enables/disables the Zoom control.
MapType control — enables/disables the MapType control that lets the user toggle between maps types (such as Map and Satellite)
Scale control — enables/disables the scale control that provides a simple map scale. When enabled it will always appear in the bottom right corner of the map.
Test mode — Google Maps error displays and used test IP address when you first visit the site.
After you have made all changes go to the storefront and you will see how it works.
Now when the customer visits your store for the first time, the pop-up with the location will be specified automatically and they will see a nice Google Map.
On the home page, the location will be displayed near My Account in the upper right corner.
If your customer wants to change or select another region, street or even building, they can choose it right on the map or type it in.
We can bet that most of your customers and potential customers find filling in forms and typing long addresses boring. They put it off or get nervous.
But we have solved this problem by auto-filling. When typing the address the system will offer addresses in the drop-down list. You can see it in the screenshot below.
On the checkout page, the City, Country, Zip/postal code fields will be filled in automatically.
This useful add-on will save customers lots of time and allow them to complete the checkout process a lot faster than normal; encouraging customers who are in a rush to make a purchase.
Learn more about the add-on in our User guide.
The add-on is compatible with CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.3.6 and above.
This add-on is developed and published by Simtech Development Ltd., a CS-Cart developer. You are guaranteed a quality add-on supported by future versions. If you need help, please contact us via our help desk system.
All our products comply with CS-Cart code architecture and Simtech Development established standards.
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Adapting to any CS-Cart version
On your request we can adapt the add-on to another CS-Cart version.
30-day money back
If you are not satisfied with the add-on within the first 30 days after the payment, you can get a refund.
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