Welcome! I've reviewed all of the major store locators and listed below are the ones which I consider to be the very best. They're all recommended but some may suit your needs better than others so please read on before deciding.
Feature rich, easy to use and excellent supportStoreLocatorWidgets
Below I have written a brief summary of each of the store locators in my top 5 list explaining why I recommend them above the other store locators. You can also find in-depth reviews of each store locator linked below each summary or you can browse the full list here: All Store Locator Reviews.
Feature rich, easy to use and excellent support — StoreLocatorWidgets.com is our top recommended store locator due to the complete range of features on offer, it's powerful but easy to master admin console and above all the market leading support that they offer.
Things I loved about StoreLocatorWidgets were the range of layouts available (6 in total) and the customization options built right into the admin console. While the default setup looks great out of the box, you can tweak colors, buttons, map color schemes, map marker images as well as add custom styling to match your website branding requirements.
The locator looks great, is fully responsive and has a frankly ridiculous number of configuration options to suit all common business requirements. It's integrated with Google Maps, Mapbox and Open Street Map and all plans include unlimited usage of their Open Street Map mapping service.
We liked the ability to add a location submission form so visitors can submit their own locations for your review and eventual inclusion into your locator. We also liked the built in review and ratings system which your visitors can use to rate locations.
What really sets StoreLocatorWidgets apart is the responsiveness and effectiveness of their super friendly online support. I bounced questions off them day and night via the web based chat system and their knowledgable team always replied in less than a minute.
StoreLocatorWidgets prices are reasonable and their pricing plans are simple to understand, being based primarily around how many locations you need to have in your locator but with some additional capabilities added at each plan.
Modern design and some unique capabilities — StoreRocket.io is a relatively new store locator service with a modern, attractive design that has reasonable customisation capabilities and a few features that set it apart from the rest.
The basics are covered well here - the locator integrates seamlessly with modern website themes and the admin console has a good range of configuration and customisation options including support for both Google Maps and Mapbox. You can tweak the map color schemes, add extra text elements and have a limited ability to adjust the widget layout.
We particularly liked the ability to generate sales leads from within the locator by asking customers for their details if a location wasn't found within their chosen search radius. We also thought the additional search bar widget was nicely executed and will be a real time saver for webites that want to link to their locator from another page.
There are a couple of areas of concern; firstly the store management isn't really designed for large numbers (i.e. more than a few hundred) locations as it has limited sorting, paging, filtering and searching capability. One major issue is that the data import file doesn't support mayn of the store settings so you can't export to CSV, make changes in Excel and then reimport without losing work. The locator itself also seems to struggle when you have over a thousand locations, bringing our test laptop to a crawl.
StoreRocket prices for their low end plans are at the top end of the market with a few key features being withheld from the lower plans such as Google Sheet Sync and Location details search. The top Business plan offers Unlimited locations but we would not recommend using it if you have more than a few thousand locations for performance and managability concerns. See our full review linked below for more details and insights.