Make a Store Locator Using Google Maps

You can embed a Google Maps store locator right into your site with copy-paste simplicity. The locator will show a map of your locations and let users of your site find the store or business nearest to them. To get started copy your locations and paste them into our store locator tool. The locator can be embedded on your site, and will be optimized for mobile users.

The example store locator embedded above shows the Apple Stores in New York. Type in a location into the search box in the upper right, hit enter, and you’ll be delivered to the nearest location.

Our store locators have all the features your customers need, including:

Provide us with the location addresses and we’ll plot them on a map. You can then copy and paste the code necessary to embed the map within your site. We also make a simple text box available, so you can embed the location finder anywhere on your website.

Embed Your Store Locator

Many times you will already have a list of store names and addresses in a spreadsheet, like Excel, Numbers, or Google Docs. If not, you can use our spreadsheet template as a starting point. Select (Ctrl+A or Cmd+A) and copy (Ctrl+C or Cmd+C) all the rows, then paste (Ctrl+V or Cmd+V) your data into the box on the BatchGeo home page. You can find a more indepth walkthrough of creating a map in our Excel support section.

You can retrieve the embed code when you edit your map or in the email you receive after you save your map. Technically, this is an HTML snippet containing an “iframe” and is similar to the process of embedding a YouTube video.

Search Your Store Locator

Every map generated by our store locator is capable of being searched from the map interface (unless disabled). However, there are circumstances when you want to embed a search box outside of the map itself. For example, you may want to make your locator search available globally across your website, even on pages without the embedded map.

You can retrieve the code for the search box when you edit your map. You can highlight and copy (Ctrl+C or Cmd+C) the “locator code,” which is technically an HTML snippet containing a form that sends search text directly to your BatchGeo map.

To try it out, use the search box above to find a nearby New York Apple Store. Try searching “manhattan” or other New York locations.