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The Best Maps for Shopify? We Have you Covered.

by Josh Sears on March 21st, 2019 under Updates

The Best Maps for Shopify. Period.

Last year we released a fully-featured version of MapifyPro for Shopify, and it has continued to grow in its customer base. Check out our video below for some fun info on the new Shopify mapping app, or see the working demos here.

It’s currently carrying a perfect review score, which we’re extremely proud of. And if you’re wondering, yep, it has every single feature you’ve grown accustomed to in the WordPress version, seamlessly integrated into your Shopify Store. Here’s a rundown of some of the core features you’ll get, and remember that ALL FEATURES are included at a single price. No limitations here:

The Best Store Locator for Shopify

MapifyPro provides every cutting edge feature you’d expect to build the perfect store locator. However, it goes beyond this and can solve the issues faced for any map-based project. The features included make for a stellar experience for both you and your customers, and will drive traffic to your site AND physical locations.

A 100% Responsive Design Looks Great on Any Device

Pinch, zoom, and swipe through locations and galleries in app-like fashion through our mobile-supported maps and location galleries. Every element of MapifyPro is also 100% responsive-site ready.

Extremely Advanced Filter and Search Capabilities

When you add a store locator to Shopify, you want your locations to be found. Our advanced search and filtering features will make it as simple as possible for your customers to find your locations. Provide directions, create custom filters based on any topic, search by radius, and more!

Bulk Upload all Locations to Your Shopify Maps

Our enhanced bulk uploader allows you to maintain a separate .csv of your locations for any map, and when you update the .csv and re-upload, only the locations changed will be affected by the updated file.

Unlimited Maps and Unlimited Locations

We don’t limit you in any way. Unlike other mapping apps for Shopify, we offer one pricing plan with absolutely zero limitations. Focus on your business instead of worrying about traffic, limited locations, or other limitations.

MapifyPro for Shopify includes a 7 day free trial

Try MapifyPro for Shopify Risk free for 7 days. Don’t like it or it’s simply not the right fit? Simply uninstall and you won’t be charged.

And that’s just a small snippet of what’s included. Check out the full overview here.

The Perfect Store Locator for Shopify, and so Much More

Sure, you can build the most powerful store locator available for Shopify, but MapifyPro is perfect for ANY mapping project. Showcase your travels, highlight points of interest for your fitness club, point out the perfect hiking paths… The possibilities are truly limitless.

Give MapifyPro for Shopify a try over here at no risk. We think you’re gonna like it.

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The Value of MapifyPro

by Josh Sears on March 21st, 2019 under Uncategorized

You may have noticed that late last year we switched to a monthly pricing model for the MapifyPro store locator for WordPress. After doing so, we understandably received questions on why we decided to do so. After all, many customers are accustomed to plugins sold on marketplaces like CodeCanyon, where plugins are typically sold for a one-off cost as low as $5.

The short answer to this is that MapifyPro outgrew that model quite some time ago. Though there are some great plugins on CodeCanyon (we even have a few up there), for the most part it boils down to the fact that it is essentially filled with buggy, unmaintained, and simplified plugins that don’t hold a candle to the capabilities of MapifyPro.

MapifyPro, the software itself, has cost over $25,000 to develop, and that doesn’t even consider the Shopify version. That means if you wanted to hire a development team to build the exact same map plugin for WordPress, then you’d have to invest at least that amount, and that doesn’t count for the prototyping and design, which I took care of myself. At $19 per month, it would take you over 1300 months (109 years) to reach that cost.

In truth, we’ve priced our new model to be one of the most reasonable investments you can find when comparing to competitors. Of course each software bears distinctions, but for the most part the features are similar across the board and, if we’re being honest, none have as many features as MapifyPro, and all of them lock away features behind higher tier pay walls. Let’s have a look at a few competitors:

Storemapper: $19/month for the cheapest plan, which is very limiting in locations, AND site traffic. That’s a lot to monitor, and to unlock it you’ll be paying $59 a month. With Mapifypro we don’t mess with limitations: you simply get unlimited functionality for one low price.

StorePoint.Co: StorePoint bumps up to $25 for the minimum usage, and unlocks the full features at $69/month, and these are their sale prices.

StoreLocatorWidgets: Also similar to the previous 2 examples, with the very basic and limiting plan at $19/month, and full access at a blistering $199 per month!

With some Googling, you’ll see that this is a common model, and also see that MapifyPro is actually one of the most feature-rich solutions out there, with zero limitations, and more features than the competition. Even more important, it allows us to engage with customers more, add requested features, and provide the ultimate support scenario with our new team of support agents, who we are actively interviewing at the time of publishing this article.

For these reasons, and those shared by current customers, we hope you see the value and how MapifyPro is the best store locator plugin for WordPress.

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The Best Alternative to Google Maps

by Josh Sears on March 18th, 2019 under Updates

In our previous post we discussed how Google is charging everyone for use of Google Maps. They still are of course, and we’ve seen the results from their customers as they scramble to find an alternative for their store locators and other mapping plugins for WordPress, Shopify, etc.

Little did we know back in 2016 when we revamped MapifyPro that it would be a blessing in disguise. Being forced to rebuild or software from scratch with a strict timeline from Google…Well, let’s just say it was bit stressful. Not only are we an extremely small team, but we had poured 10’s of thousands of dollars in building the original MapifyPro. Google came knocking however, and threatened legal action if we didn’t sign up for their paid plan, which would amount to a minimum of $10k a month! Hard pass on that.

What we didn’t know is how great an alternative we would eventually build. MapifyPro, now built upon an open source API, is easily the most powerful alternative to Google Maps, and we’re not afraid to brag about it. Since 2016, we’ve added new features that we couldn’t have implemented using Google Maps, and we continue to uncover new tricks and features that will be rolled out in future releases. We’re also extremely proud to mention that we’ve surpassed the 10,000 customers mark, and customers continue to use and love the new MapifyPro just as much as ever, as you might glean from our ever-growing reviews section 🙂

Stay tuned as new updates are coming for MapifyPro, including a couple of the most-requested features yet.

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