OpenCart Store Locator extension allows the store admin to show the locations of the physical stores at the website and also allows the admin to offer a store pickup option. So by using the OpenCart Store Locator and Pickup extension the store admin can achieve two objectives at the same time.
1) The admin can promote the physical store to drive more traffic to the physical stores. The customers can search for their nearest store and they can also use Google navigation to reach there.
2) The admin can offer online payment and store pickup services. The Store Pickup module allows the admin to enable the store pickup feature. If this feature is enabled then the customers can pick the store for in-store pickup at the checkout page. The selected store will receive an email notification with the details of the order and pick-up time details.
Generally, customers avoid buying the product online due to high shipping charges or time taken in delivery. As soon as they reach the checkout page, they step back due to the additional charges like shipping, delivery time, etc. To avoid this hurdle in your sales, OpenCart Store Locator enables customers to select the nearest store and pick up the product directly from the selected store. This way the online users can get their desired without paying any shipping charges for it.
The online store admin has the authority to showcase store details like store name, address, contact number, store timing, store image, and email id. This extension allows showing the driving directions also to the customers.
Benefits of Store Locator Plugin:
1. An online merchant can offer an in-store pickup facility on the store without any complicated implementation.
2. No code changes are required while using this store locator module.
3. Mobile Responsive layout allows online users to check store locations on their mobile devices also.
4. Online users shop online without paying any shipping charges. They just need to select the nearest physical store and pick up the ordered product without paying any additional charges.
5. This way, the online users can get the ordered product without any delay.
Features of OpenCart Store Locator Extension: 1. Promote physical stores: Allow customers to find the nearest physical stores. Customers can also use the Google Map to navigate the store location. Admin can showcase the physical stores at a separate page. The link to the store can be highlighted at the header and footer sections. 2. Offer In-store pickup option: Offer a better online shopping experience to your customers by offering a store pick-up option. 3. Advantage of Google Map search: Allow customers to locate the physical store details via Google Map navigation. 4. Make Store Navigation Easy for the customers: Admin can set Google map marker image and map zoom level for easy navigation. 5. Add multiple physical stores: Store admin can add multiple numbers of physical stores to display their location on Google Maps. OpenCart Store Locator and Pickup extension allow the store admin to add additional details like opening hours, pictures,s, etc. 6. Order pick up settings: The Store Pickup extension allows the store admin to enable the store pick-up settings. Admin can set pick-up delay, maximum pick-up days, date-time format, and pick-up time slot from the admin interface. If the store pickup options are enabled then customers will be able to select the store pickup option and the nearest store for the pickup at the time of checkout. 7. Email Notifications: Store Locator Module allows the admin to send the email notification to the pick-up stores about the pick-up order. There are ready-made email templates for sending emails that can be further customized.
8. Show store details on store locator: Show store details like store name, timing, address, directions, contact number, and email id on the store locator. 9. Import Store Details: This Store Locator module allows customers to import the store details using the CSV file. Admin can add multiple stores using the CSV files. The sample file can be downloaded from the back-end of the OpenCart Store Locator & Pickup extension. 10. Keep a track through delivery slip: Enables to download the delivery slip from the admin interface. 11. Multi-lingual Support: The Google Map Store Locator module for OpenCart supports multiple languages. 12. Multiple ways of showing Store locator: The OpenCart Store Pickup extension has an option to display the store locator on the website homepage and checkout page. The online merchant can also show it as a header menu.