Blipstar store locator feature list

Blipstar is jam-packed with features. Take a deep breath... Jump to: Data import   Search   Results   Mapping   Account   Integration

If there's a feature or function not listed contact us and ask - it may just not be included or we might be able to implement it for you!

Data import

  • Import data using:
    • CSV/text file
    • Excel (XLS or XLSX)
    • Google Sheet (optional live syncing)
    • Online CSV file (for 3rd party tool integration)
    • Salesforce (optional live syncing)
    • FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
  • Online (Add, edit and delete data manually via web interface)
  • Powerful geocoding capability
  • Geocode SOS - get assistance with addresses that won't geocode
  • Manual location override (if the geocoded position is incorrect)
  • Allow users/store owners to submit locations (ability to review them before going live)
  • Allow users/store owners to edit/delete certain locations (via password access)
  • Online form for user submitted locations
  • Auto-remove duplicate store locations

  • Mobile-friendly responsive design
  • Search using zip codes, postal codes, place names or addresses
  • Search by store name
  • Optional keyword search
  • Change fonts, colors, size
  • Change layout
  • Customization of all text (allowing multiple languages)
  • Filter by Tags/Categories/Products
  • GPS/Wi-fi device location (no need to type in location)
  • Auto-detect location based on IP address
  • Display drop-down of available countries (if your locator covers multiple countries)
  • Full CSS editing capability for complete customization
  • Inline CSS or reference external CSS file
  • Supports secure web sites (SSL/TLS)
  • IP based search limiting - restrict number of daily searches by IP address to avoid abuse
  • Display a CAPTCHA when searching (to combat web crawlers)

Results

  • Display store details:
    • Name
    • Address
    • Phone number
    • Website/email
    • Opening hours
    • Custom fields for displaying anything you like (HTML)
    • Logo or photo
    • Streetview image
  • Full control over what fields get displayed and in what order
  • Show Online-only/Internet stores
  • Return results based on:
    • Nearest X locations
    • Radius (e.g. within 20 miles)
    • State
    • Country
    • Territories
    • Keyword (standalone or combined with above)
  • Multiple interfaces (different front-end, same data source)
  • Define default values for fields
  • "Drill-down" results mode - initially just displays store name, clicking reveals full set of information
  • Tabs (in results) - ideal when lots of information to display for each store
  • Filtering of results based on Tags/Categories/Products
  • Display units in miles or km (or allow user to choose)
  • Full control over result priority - e.g. "Featured stores" that always appear at the top
  • Define maximum number of results to show
  • Results pagination - split results into different pages
  • Option of lightning fast text-only search and results (no map displayed)
  • Define text to always display above/below results
  • Turn by turn driving directions - within the locator or externally via Google Maps
  • Allows users to email results to themselves
  • Define search radius for individual locations (to increase or decrease their influence in results)
  • Limit results to those in the same country as the search location (e.g. searching for Vancouver will only return Canadian results)
  • Limit results to those in the same state as the search location (e.g. searching for Las Vegas will only return results in Nevada)

Mapping

  • Fully licenced mapping (from MapBox)
  • Choose from five mapping types (e.g. Street map, Satellite image)
  • Custom map icons - upload your own or choose from preset images
  • Custom search location icon
  • Labelling of map icons
  • Different map icons based on store type
  • Numbered results/map icons
  • Display a map showing all locations
  • Automatic clustering when displaying lots of locations
  • Map icon animation on mouse hover (bounce)
  • Display driving directions route on map
  • US zip code and street level mapping
  • Canadian postcode/street level mapping
  • UK postcode and street level mapping
  • European postal codes and street level mapping
  • Australian postal codes and street level mapping
  • New Zealand postal codes/street level mapping
  • Mapping for many (actually most) other countries
  • Small context/overview map
  • Auto-update search when user pans map (i.e. dynamically updates results)

Account

  • Fully hosted solution
  • No contracts - cancel anytime
  • Instant upgrading/cancellation
  • Pay monthly or yearly via PayPal or Stripe (accepts all major credit and debit cards)
  • Simple web-based administration and account management
  • Create sub-accounts and manage them centrally
  • Discount for additional accounts
  • Automatic data backup
  • CSV data export
  • Fast, friendly support
  • Create SEO optimized landing pages for individual store locations
  • Search analytics - display where and when people searched - includes heat mapping
  • Download search analytics data to do your own detailed analysis
  • Create a temporary login (with restricted functionality) - e.g. to give to developers

Integration

  • Easy integration with:
    • WordPress
    • Shopify
    • Weebly
    • Wix
    • SquareSpace
    • Jimdo
    • Webflow
    • WebStarts
    • BigCommerce
    • Joomla
    • Drupal
    • OpenCart
    • Magento
    • Zen Cart
    • Presta Shop
    • Tomato Cart
    • OS Commerce
    • Facebook
    • ...most other systems - just ask
  • Deploy wizard - guides you simply through the process of adding the store locator to your site
  • Embed within your web site (uses an iframe) or standalone (on its own page)
  • Embed as a lightbox/pop-up
  • Link to Google Analytics
  • Link to Google Adwords
  • Link to Bing Analytics
  • Create your own custom search interfaces using standard HTML/CSS
  • API (Application Programming Interface) - simple integration with other software
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