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Enabling Google Analytics for your store

Connect your online store to the free and powerful Google Analytics service. This way, you'll get access to lots of stats and insights into how your existing and potential customers find and use your store. Google Analytics 4 is based on events and parameters and allows you a lot of flexibility with custom report templates.

Starting July 1, you can set up Google Analytics 4 only as Universal Analytics stops processing data. Learn how you migrate to GA4 and make sure you connect a GA4 property in your store admin.
To empower your analytics, use the Google Tag Manager app from our App Market.

Creating a Google Analytics account and your store’s data stream

If you already have a Google Analytics account and a data stream for your store/website, you can proceed to the next section and connect it to your store.

If you don’t have a Google Analytics account, follow these steps to create it:

  1. Go to https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics
  2. Click Get started today in the top right corner.
  3. Sign in to your Google Account or create a new Google/Gmail account.
  4. Click Start measuring.
  5. Fill in your Account name.
  6. Under Account Data Sharing Settings, check the boxes next to the options that you want.
  7. Click Next to create a property.
  8. Enter the property name (you can choose a name that suits you) and select a reporting time zone and currency.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Fill out the data about your business if you want, and click Create.
  11. Agree with the Google Analytics Terms of Service Agreement that opens.

Now you have a Google Analytics property for your site. Make sure to go to Admin → Data Streams → Web to create a stream for your store’s website. You can also check with Google instructions on how to get started →

Next, you’ll need to copy the Google tag ID and add it to your store admin panel to connect your store to Google Analytics. Read on to learn how.

Connecting your store to Google Analytics

It is really easy to connect your online store to your Google Analytics account. You can use a Google Analytics 4 property via "G-" ID or "GT-" ID.

When setting up Google Analytics 4, you get access to the opportunities of the brand-new Google tag, particularly to sending your store’s Analytics events to your Google Ads account. For that, Ads should be added as a Google tag destination, and the event should be a conversion event. Learn more about Google tag destinations

In case you were using Universal Analytics in your store, make sure you make a switch to Google Analytics 4 and paste a GA-4 ID in the Tracking & Analytics page in your store admin.

To connect via a Google Analytics 4 property:

  1. Sign in to your Google Analytics account.
  2. In the menu on the left, click Admin.
  3. Choose your account and your GA4 property:

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  4. Proceed to Admin → Data Streams.
  5. Click on the stream of your store/website:

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  6. ● To use “G-” ID, copy the Measurement ID:

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    ● To use “GT-” ID (available for properties created after July, 2022), scroll down and click Configure tag settings in the Google tag section, then copy your ID:

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  7. From your store admin, go to Settings → General → Tracking & Analytics.
  8. Paste the ID you’ve copied in the Google Analytics ID field:

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  9. Click Save or press Ctrl + S to save the changes.

That’s it. You’ve connected your store to Google Analytics 4.

Now the following events can be tracked:

  • page_view — views of store pages
  • view_item_list (with parameters) — views of product categories, favorites, or search results
  • view_item (with parameters) — views of any product details page
  • search (with search_term parameter) — searches by keyword
  • login (with method parameter) — logins into customer accounts
  • add_to_wishlist (with parameters) — when someone adds a product to favourites
  • add_to_cart (with parameters) — when someone adds a product to cart
  • remove_from_cart (with parameters) — when someone removes a product from cart
  • share (with method and content_id parameters) – when someone shares a product using share buttons
  • begin_checkout (with parameters) — when someone begins checkout
  • add_shipping_info — when someone chooses a shipping method and proceeds with checkout
  • add_payment_info (with parameters) — when someone chooses a payment method and presses the “Place Order” button
  • purchase (with parameters) — when someone places an order

Learn about the reports and stats that you can get using Google Analytics 4

Note that the first results in Google Analytics reports will appear in about 24 hours.

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