Hotspots Now Show Dense Regions

We’ve updated the customer mapping feature to highlight hotspots.

Blue/Yellow circles indicate low/high dense areas:

As you zoom in, hotspots adjust accordingly:

Related

Map Customer Locations:
https://blog.showroomexchange.com/map-customer-locations/

Customer Search by Zip Code

When filtering/searching for customers, you may use the zip code column to search the surrounding region (e.g. 90210, as shown in the screenshot below).

After entering the zip code, press the tab key to then enter a mile radius around the zip code. Any customer with a valid address and zip code that meets the criteria will be included in the search.

In the resulting list of customers, an old-compass icon will be displayed following the zip code for each row. Clicking on the icon for a given customer will list the distance (in miles) from that customer’s address to the rest.

In the example below, “Soot Bull Jeep” is 2.6 miles from “Macy’s” and “Dream Scene” is 7.9 miles from “Macy’s.”
“Brass Nuckles” does not have a distance listed due to its inaccurate address.

To view customers in a specific zip code ONLY, e.g.; only 90210, after pressing tab, leave the default miles value as zero.

 

Once you’ve pulled up the customers within a given area, you can view them on a map, create driving directions, send bulk emails, etc.

Map Customer Locations In Showroom Exchange

There are two ways to show the locations of your clients on a map:

1) Google Maps is ideal for small pockets
2) Google Earth export works well with entire continents.

 

1) Google Maps

First, select the clients you wish to see on a map by filtering them on your customer page (e.g. by state or by zip). Once you have your selection, click one of the globe icons. A popup window of Google maps will then show the locations of all of your selections, their information, and even their latest purchases by mfr. Keep in mind, only customers with valid addresses (dark globe icon vs. light) are considered.

google maps

2) Google Earth

Similar to the first way, filter the customers you are trying to see on a map, then click on the Google Earth icon as shown.
You will be asked “include recent purchase summary?” If you intend to forward this to a brand/mfr, you should select No, otherwise, for internal use, it’s fine to select Yes. Doing so will download a file you can to open with the Google Earth app (a free, quick, and easy web download).

Though we like Google Earth, we have not found a way to turn off the graphical “terrain” which obscures the push-pins.

KML files are not limited to Google Earth, We recommend…

…alternate tools such as http://umap.openstreetmap.fr/
ANY tool that can import a Google KML file will work.

One helpful change for UMAP is to change the default push-pin icon to a Circle.