Here's Part 5 of our continuous software improvement which brings you another list of improvements to our store locator software designed to increase the flexibility of our offering so you can customize your locator to your customer or business requirements. Almost all of these updates come from new feature requests from our customers so please keep the suggestions coming!
NEW Feature: OnScroll and Background location loading
For customers with a large number of store locations who want their locator to load quickly for a good customer experience but also want all their stores to be listed in the location list, we've added a couple of options to enhance this.
To explore this new feature, head to the Settings page and look for the Result loading Setting. Here's the three new options:
- Immediate - this is the default setting which loads all the locations into your store list immediately at page load up to the limit you've set under 'Limit results returned'. If you have set this to Unlimited and you have thousands of store locations, this could result in your locator taking a few hundred milliseconds to load.
- Load On Scroll - If you enable this setting, you can also set the number of Locations shown initially. As the user scrolls down the store list, locations will be automatically appended to the bottom of the store list.
- Loan in Background - If you enable this setting, you can also set the number of Locations shown initially. The locator will be shown quickly and then a background process will run to automatically append the remaining locations to the bottom of the store list.
NEW Feature: Add new Custom Buttons to your store locator layout
This feature allows you to add your own Buttons to each individual store. These buttons can either open links in the same tab or in a new tab / window. To create a new element in your locator, go to the Layout page and click on the 'Add Element' button to create a new field in your locator and choose one of the Button types. Drag and drop the new field from the column on the right to the place in the location list on the left where you want the new element to appear.
NEW Feature: Add new SMS / Text Message links to your store locator layout
We've also added the ability to add SMS / Text Message links to your store locator layout. Follow the same steps as above to add them to your locator. Note: these links only appear on mobile devices (i.e. not desktops or laptops). You can change the default label text on the Text Labels page.
NEW Feature: Change the first day of the month from Monday to Sunday