How feature-rich Mageplaza Store Locator & Pickup extension compared to other providers?

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Harper Updated: September 12, 2022

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In today’s ecommerce world, an omnichannel mindset is required, which means not only should you provide a shopping channel for customers, but you also need to integrate different channel options (online, offline locations, or even by phone).

If you are running offline stores, the question you should ask yourself is, how can you utilize your ecommerce websites to promote those physical locations?

Store Locator & Pickup for Magento 2 is what you need.

With a Store Locator & Pickup extension, you can enhance customer experience by helping them easily locate and select suitable stores to pick up items. That’s also your chance to attract them to visit your store and make additional purchases in-store, as well as reduce delivery risks.

There are various vendors offering the Store Locator & Pickup extension. Today, let’s compare the module among 3 providers: Mageplaza, Amasty, and Mageworx.

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Limitations of default Magento

When using the default Magento 2, you still have the basic features of Store Locator and Store Pickup, but not everything you need.

Even though shoppers can select to pick items up via the in-store delivery option, it is difficult for them to locate exactly where the store is.

In addition, you can encounter these limitations:

  • Cannot search for nearby stores: Available physical stores are not located on the map, and customers’ locations are not automatically detected.
  • No information about each store is available: Customers have to go to the page of each store to find more information, such as the address and contact details.
  • No opening hours update: Store owners cannot set the opening time and holidays for each store, so staff needs to answer repetitive questions.
  • Local content is not available: Updating details of each store is a way to optimize local content and better your SEO.
  • No notes are included: Extra notes can enable a quicker collection process, but customers and stores cannot add notes to the order.
  • Cannot schedule pickup time: In case customers need to plan ahead and stores need to prepare the goods, it is not possible to schedule pickups.

…and many more drawbacks.

Therefore, multiple providers have come up with exceptional Store Locator & Pickup modules to enable a more convenient experience when it comes to physical locations:

Mageplaza Store Locator & Pickup vs. other providers

Mageplaza Store Locator & Pickup Amasty Store Locator & Pickup Mageworx Store Locator & Pickup
Basic functionality Mageplaza Store Locator extension provides users with all basic features:
- Enable store pickup as a delivery method: Allow customers to collect certain products by themselves.
- Integrated with Google Maps to show multiple store pickup locations: Automatically suggest the nearest collect point. Customers can select the suitable store using the dropdown menu or on the map.
- GPS coordinates: Relocate store’s exact locations with ease by using the latitude and longitude.
- Customizable maps: Available 4 map designs to choose from, along with flexible marker styles.
- Show store information: For each store, there will be basic information such as address, phone number, opening time, websites, etc. Besides, the open/close status will be changed accordingly.
- Display store images: Improve visibility via images of brick-and-mortar stores
- Schedule pickup time: Both admins and customers can schedule a time to collect the ordered items.
- Show relevant locations that have in-stock products: Show how many items are left at each location.
- SEO-friendly pages: Create SEO-friendly store information pages
- Manage your stores via a grid: Quickly edit any store information or status of each point of sales
- Import/Export stores data: Support CSV file format
These features are also well included in Amasty Store Locator & Pickup:
- Enable store pickup as a delivery method
- Integrated with Google Maps to show multiple store pickup location
- Customizable maps
- Add shop information
- Display store images
- Schedule pickup time
- Show relevant locations that have in-stock products
- Support SEO for store pages
- Manage your stores in one place
- Import/Export stores data
Aheadworks One Step Checkout supports the following basic features:
- Enable store pickup as a delivery option
- Integrated with Google Maps to show multiple store pickup location
- Customizable maps
- Add shop information
- Display store images
- Show relevant locations that have in-stock products
- Set the particular physical stores to collect products
- SEO-friendly store’s pages
- Manage your stores in one place
- Import/Export stores data




Unique features Mageplaza delivers these extra functions to help online stores utilize their physical locations better:
- Set store holidays: Store owners can add holidays and special opening hours for each store
- Search by area: Customers can search nearby stores in a particular location
- Mark favorite stores: Allow shoppers to mark their favorite stores to speed up the order process.
- Allowed payment method: Admins can set up certain payment methods for the store pickup option.
Amasty extension offers the following distinctive features:

- Display store reviews: Show reviews that shoppers left for each store
- Locations attributes: Provide extra information of each store (parking availability, brands, payment methods, etc.)
- Available stores on the Shopping Cart page: Filter the store that has all products in the shopping cart in stock

Store Locator & Pickup by Mageworx has these amazing features:

- Maxmind GeoIP: Automatically detect customers’ address and let them choose the curbside pickup locations
- Send email notifications to store and shoppers: Send the ready-to-pickup status email to remind customers, as well as an email to store to prepare beforehand
- Add store’s Skype and Whatsapp address

Feature comparison: Summary

Key features Mageplaza
Store Locator & Pickup
Amasty
Store Locator & Pickup
Aheadworks
Store Locator & Pickup
Enable store pickup ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Integrated with Google Maps ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Customizable maps ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Add shop information ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Display store images ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Schedule pickup time ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Show relevant locations that have in-stock products ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Support SEO for store’s pages ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Manage your stores in one place ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Import/Export stores’ data ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Set holidays for each store ✔️
Search by area ✔️
Mark favourite stores ✔️
Allowed payment method ✔️
Display store reviews ✔️
Locations attributes ✔️
Available stores on the Shopping Cart page ✔️
Maxmind GeoIP ✔️ ✔️
Send email notifications to store and shoppers ✔️
Add store’s Skype and Whatsapp address ✔️

Pricing comparison

Mageplaza Store Locator & Pickup Amasty Store Locator & Pickup Mageworx Store Locator & Pickup
- Standard (CE): $199 then $119.4/year
- Enterprise (EE): $399 then $239.4/year
- Store Pickup: $129 then $79/year
- Store Locator: $199 then $125/year
- Store Pickup with Locator: $299 then $185/year
- Open Source (CE): $199
- Commerce (EE): $398
- Commerce on Cloud (ECE): $398

Conclusion

And that’s how Magento 2 Store Locator & Pickup extension of each provider works. We hope it helps you select a suitable solution for your store.

The above comparison only reflects a few main features and updates at the time when this post is written. To find out more information such as support, extension updates or other reviews, you should contact the vendor directly.

If you want to find out how other Magento 2 stores are using this tool by Mageplaza for their businesses, check it out right here.


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