Geolocation

The Geolocation app makes language and currency recommendations to your customers 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. The Geolocation app also adds a selector in the footer of your online store that allows your customers to choose their language and 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

  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.

You can remove the Geolocation app from your store by following these steps:

After the Geolocation app is uninstalled, you don't need to remove any unused code snippets from your theme template.

Publish recommendations

Recommendations let visitors browse in their local language and currency. The Geolocation app lets you preview your recommendations before you publish them in your store.

To publish recommendations, follow these steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Apps.
  2. Click Geolocation.
  3. Under Recommendations, 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.

If you click Unpublish, then the status changes to "Not published on your online store" and the recommendations are removed.

Customize recommendation settings

To customize your recommendation settings, follow these steps:

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

Publish selectors

Selectors let your visitors select their language and currency at anytime. You can add currency and language selectors to the footer of your online store.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Apps.
  2. Click Geolocation.
  3. Under Selectors, click publish.
  4. Click Save.

If you click Unpublish, then the status changes to "Not published on your online store" and the selectors are removed.

Customize selector settings

You can change the position of the language and currency selector in your footer.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Apps.
  2. Click Geolocation.
  3. Under the Selectors section, click Customize.
  4. Select Left, Center, or Right.
  5. Click Save.

Your language and currency recommendations appear in the footer of your store.

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