Geolocation

The Geolocation app makes language and currency recommendations to your customers on your online store based on their geographic location and browser or device language. This feature lets customers view your store in their preferred language and check out in their preferred currency.

After a recommendation for currency switching is accepted or dismissed, your customer will not see a currency recommendation for your store for 14 days. This wait time is reset if the customer clears their cookies. Language recommendations appear in every new session.

Requirements

To make language recommendations, you need to sell in multiple languages. To make currency recommendations, you need to sell in multiple currencies.

Geolocation recommends only the languages and currencies that you've enabled for your store. If you don't use either of these Shopify features, then you can't use Geolocation to make recommendations.`

Install the Geolocation app

Steps:

  1. Go to the Geolocation app page.
  2. Click Add app. If you aren't logged into your Shopify account, then you are prompted to log in.
  3. Click Install app.

Publish the Geolocation recommendations

When you publish the Geolocation recommendations, your recommendations appear on your storefront to customers.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Apps.
  2. Click Geolocation, then click Publish.

The status changes to Published on your online store. Your customers will see all published languages and currencies by default. They can choose their preferred language and currency to browse the store in.

Unpublish the Geolocation recommendations

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Apps.
  2. Click Geolocation, click Unpublish.

The status changes to Unpublished on your online store.

Customize Geolocation settings

When you customize the Geolocation settings, you'll choose the layout, type of recommendation bar, and colors that appear to your customers.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Apps.
  2. Click Geolocation, click Customize.
  3. Customize the recommendations.
  4. Click Save.

Uninstall Geolocation app

You can remove Geolocation from your store from the Apps page in Shopify.

Steps:

After the Geolocation app is uninstalled, it automatically removes all code added to your online store. You don’t need to remove any unused code snippets.

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