Before using and placing your Store Locator map on your website, it is important for you to complete the following task list:

  1. Create Store Attributes
  2. Create or Import stores
  3. Configure and Activate your preferred map engine (Google Maps or Here WeGo Maps)
  4. Adjust General Configurations


Create Store Attributes

The Store Attributes on the IWD Store Locator allows you to create any custom attributes that your business has for each store. These attributes will be used also to allow your customers to filter search results.

Example attributes are Pet-Friendly, Coffee, Free WiFi, Parking, etc. You should create your attributes BEFORE creating your stores. 

Follow these steps to create a new store attribute:

  1.  Access your IWD Agency account
  2. Locate and click IWD Store -> Store Attributes tab
  3. Click the "Create Attribute" button
  4. Fill out the required information for the attribute:
    1. Attribute Status: Enable/Disable to show/hide the attribute on your Store Locator.
    2. Attribute Name: The name of the attribute that will be displayed on your Store Locator.
    3. Attribute Icon: Icon related to the attribute that will be displayed on your Store Locator. Allowed file formats: jpeg,png,svg,gif. Max file size - 1MB.
  5. Click the "Save" button.


Creating or Importing Stores

IWD Store Locator allows you to create manually of on bulk your business stores. At this time Store Locator allows up to thirty stores per account.  If you need more than thirty stores please let us know at extensions@iwdagency.com

Follow these steps to create a store manually:


  1. Log into your IWD account at https://www.iwdagency.com

  2. Select Store Locator from the lefthand menu

  3. Make sure the All Stores tab is selected.  Here you will see a list of all your stores.

  4. Select the Create Store button

  5. Create a Store contains three different sections that will help you to create your store easily.

    1. General Information

    2. Address

    3. Store Content

  6. Fill all the required information in the General Information section:

    1. Store Name: Enter the Store Name that will be displayed on your Store Locator.

    2. Store Status: Enable/Disable to show/hide the store on the Store Locator.

    3. Store Position: The store position allows you to sort each store on the frontend.

  7. Go to the Address section and fill the required information. You can specify the store location by address or coordinates.

    1. Address: If you choose to fill out your address first. Type the complete store address and click on the "Get Coordinates" button from the Longitude section to fill in automatically this information.

    2. Longitude and Latitude Fields: If you choose to fill the Longitude and Latitude of your store. Type the related information on the Longitude and Latitude from your store and click on the "Get my address" button to automatically fill this information.

    3. Store URL/Slug: A unique feature from IWD Store Locator.  The Store URL/Slug is used by our SEO engine to create your store's locator sitemap.

    4. Store Email: Enter the store’s contact email.

    5. Location Attributes: Select all the store attributes that apply to the store. These attributes can be created on the Attribute section of the Store Locator.

  8.  Go to the Store Content section and enter all the necessary information:

    1. Store Phone: Store's phone contact number.

    2. Website URL: Store's website URL. Tip: You can type your eCommerce store in this field ;)

    3. Short Description: A short description of your store amenities and overall information.

    4. Long Description: Describe your business/store to the customers. Note important information that can help people.

    5. Show Store Hours: Yes/No option that displays your business hours in the store information section at the Store Locator.

    6. Use Default Hours Schedule Settings: Yes/No option that will allow you to select different business hours than the one configured by default.

    7. Store Images: Note: Each store can have up to 2 images assigned to it.

  9.  Click the SAVE button



Configuring and Activating your Map Service

To use Store Locator you will need an active map account from either Here WeGo Maps or Google Maps.


HerreWeGo Maps:

  • If you would like to use Here WeGo Maps free service, please create a “Freemium” account here

  • Under the REST & XYZ HUB API/CLI section select Get App id and App code.

  • Log in to your IWD Account at https://iwdagency.com

  • Select Store Locator from the lefthand menu

  • Select the Configurations tab, then select the Maps section.

  • Select the Here Maps and enter your credentials, then click Save


Google Maps:


General Configurations


  • General Information - This section allows you to enable/disable the application as well as copy the snippet of HTML code to display store locator.   Please review installation instructions here

  • Store Finder 

    • Show All Locations On Load - When enabled the map will display all your stores in one view, if disabled it will show the closest store based on the user's location

    • Display Search Results By - Choose how you want to sort your search results, by distance, position (set by admin in-store configurations), or alphabetically.

    • Store Filter Settings - This section allows you to enable/disable filtering and let’s configure how you want store filtering to work.

    • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - Enter the URL of the page where store locator is displaying.  Click the Generate Sitemap button to generate and save an XML file of your store slugs.  This file needs to be uploaded to your site’s server, as well as uploaded into your google console.  Doing this will improve your SEO by including all of your store’s URL slugs for google to crawl.

    • Schedule - Here you can set the default store hours.  For each store, you will have the choice to use these default hours or create new ones.

    • Map - This is where you activate and manage your map accounts.  For instructions to activate your maps please review here

    • Design Settings - This section allows you to customize the colors of various elements by changing the hex codes