Add Google Maps API to Store Locator

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Store Locator requires a Google Maps API key to function, they are free and only take a few minutes to set up. The API key is how your store makes requests to Google for things like address lookups.

To create the API key, you will need a Google account:

  • If you have a Gmail email address, you have a Google account.
  • If you need a Google account, visit Google Account Signup.

To create an API key and add it to Store Locator, please follow these steps:

  1. Log into the Google Maps Platform Console.
  2. Select Get Started.

    Select Get Started

  3. Select Maps.

    Select Maps

  4. Select Continue.

    Select Continue

  5. Enter a new project name.

    Enter Project Name

  6. Select Yes on Google's Terms of Service.

    Select Yes on Google ToS

  7. Select Next.

    Select Next

  8. Select Create Billing Account.

    Select Create Billing Account

  9. Select your Country.

    Select Country

  10. Select I have read and agree to the Google Cloud Platform Free Trial Terms of Service.

    Select Accept on Cloud Service Tos

  11. Select Yes or No to receive email updates.

    Select to Receive Email Updates

  12. Select Agree and Continue.

    Select Agree and Continue

  13. Enter your billing information, then select Start Free Trial.

    Note: Google Cloud accounts require you to enter additional payment information for the API to work correctly. When you enable billing, Google provides you with $300 of free usage every month for Maps, Routes, or Places. Visit Add, remove, or update a payment method (links to Google) for more information on setting up billing for Google Cloud Services.

    Enter Payment Details/Select Start My Free Trial

  14. Select Next.

    Select Next

  15. Copy your API Key.

    Note: You can also select the "Copy to clipboard" button.

    Copy API Key

  16. Select Done.

    Select Done

  17. Select Geocoding API.

    Select Geocoding API

  18. Select Enable.

    Select Enable

  19. Select the back arrow.

    Select Back Arrow

  20. Select Geolocation API.

    Select Geolocation API

  21. Select Enable.

    Select Enable

  22. From Shopify's admin, select Apps.

    select apps

  23. Select Store Locator.

    select store locator

  24. Select Need Help?

    select need help

  25. Select Google Map API Key.

    select Google map API key

  26. Paste the Google API Key you copied in Step 15.

    Google API Key

  27. Select Save

    Select Save

That's it!

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  • I wish all instructions were this explicit and easy to follow/understand. Thanks Bold crew!

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