Google Analytics

Google Analytics gives you the ability to define additional custom dimensions and metrics for tracking, with support for offline and mobile app interactions, and access to ongoing updates. Google Analytics 4 is Google’s next-generation measurement solution, and is replacing Universal Analytics. On July 1, 2023, standard Universal Analytics properties will stop processing new hits.

NOTE

If your business is subject to privacy regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation and/or the California Consumer Privacy Act, see Google Privacy Settings.

IMPORTANT

If you enable the Cookie Restriction Mode, Google Analytics does not collect data about visitors unless they have accepted cookies.

Google Analytics 4

NOTE

Starting with the 2.4.5 release, the Google services integration is updated to support use of the GTag APIs. GTag is a unified mechanism for integration with Google functionality for web pages and supports the newest capabilities and opportunities for tracking and managing content through Google Services. For more information, see the Google Analytics developer documentation.

Step 1: Set up Google Analytics 4

If you do not already have a Google Analytics 4 setup for your site, follow one of these methods:

Step 2: Complete the Commerce configuration

  1. Log in to the Admin for your Commerce store.

  2. On the Admin sidebar, go to Stores > Settings > Configuration.

  3. In the left panel, expand Sales and choose Google API.

  4. Expand Expansion selector the Google GTag section.

  5. Expand Expansion selector the Google Analytics4 subsection and do the following:

    • Set Enable to Yes.

    • Leave the Account type as Google Analytics4.

    • Enter your Measurement ID. To learn more, see Google Analytics Help.

    • If you want to conduct A/B testing and other performance tests on your content, set Content Experiments to Yes.

    Sales configuration - Google API for Google Analytics 4

  6. When complete, click Save Config.

Google Universal Analytics

IMPORTANT

On July 1, 2023, standard Universal Analytics properties will no longer process data. If you still rely on Universal Analytics, it is recommended that you prepare to use Google Analytics 4 going forward.

Step 1: Set up Google Universal Analytics

Visit the Google website, and sign up for a Google Universal Analytics account.

Step 2: Complete the Commerce configuration

  1. Log in to the Admin for your Commerce store.

  2. On the Admin sidebar, go to Stores > Settings > Configuration.

  3. In the left panel, expand Sales and choose Google API.

  4. Expand Expansion selector the Google Analytics section and do the following:

    • Set Enable to Yes.

    • Enter your Google Analytics Account Number.

    • If you want to conduct A/B testing and other performance tests on your content, set Content Experiments to Yes.

    Sales configuration - Google API - Google Analytics

  5. When complete, click Save Config.

Enhanced Ecommerce

Enhanced Ecommerce is a plugin for Google Universal Analytics that gives you insight into the shopping and purchasing behavior of your customers. You can use Enhanced Ecommerce to produce reports about key customer activities, such as when customers add items the cart, begin the checkout process, or complete a purchase. You can also identify and analyze patterns of shoppers who abandon their carts without making a purchase.

The following instructions show how to configure Google Tag Manager with Universal Analytics to produce Enhanced Ecommerce data and reports.

Example storefront in debug mode - Google tags fired in shopping cart

Step 1. Sign up for Google accounts

  1. Sign up for a Google Tag Manager account, and complete the Commerce configuration.

  2. Sign up for a new Google Universal Analytics account.

Step 2. Configure Enhanced Ecommerce

  1. Sign in to your Google Universal Analytics account.

  2. Create a property for Enhanced Ecommerce analytics with the following settings:

    • Status: ON
    • Related Products: ON
    • Enable Enhanced Ecommerce Reporting: ON
    • Checkout Labeling: (not required)
  3. When complete, click Submit.

    Google Universal Analytics - enable Enhanced Ecommerce

Step 3. Create tags and triggers

  1. Sign in to your Google Tag Manager account and create the following triggers:

    Name Event Type Filter
    addToCart Custom Event
    checkout Custom Event
    checkout only Page View Page URL matches RegEx /checkout/.*
    checkoutOption Custom Event
    gtm.dom Custom Event
    productClick Custom Event
    promotionClick Custom Event
    removeFromCart Custom Event
NOTE

The Checkout event is triggered for the built-in Commerce basic payment methods only (such as Check / Money Order and Cash On Delivery Payment). This event is not executed for PayPal checkout and other external payment methods, which use redirection to the checkout from external resources.

  1. Create the following Universal Analytics tags with the same basic configuration.

    • Universal Analytics Tags

      Name Type Firing triggers
      Add to cart tracking Universal Analytics addToCart
      Checkout option tracking Universal Analytics checkoutOption
      Checkout tracking Universal Analytics checkout
      Pageview tracking Universal Analytics gtm.dom
      Product click tracking Universal Analytics productClick
      Promo click tracking Universal Analytics promotionClick
      Remove from cart tracking Universal Analytics removeFromCart
    • Basic Tag Configuration

      Setting Value
      Product Google Analytics
      Tag Type Universal Analytics
      Tracking ID UA-XXX (The tracking ID from your Universal Analytics account.)
      Enable Enhanced Ecommerce Features True
      Use data layer True
      Use Debug version True
  2. Complete the individual tracking configurations.

    • Enter the following Add to Cart tracking settings:

      Setting Value
      Track Type Event
      Category Ecommerce
      Action Add to Cart
      Trigger addToCart
    • Enter the following Checkout option tracking settings:

      Setting Value
      Track Type Event
      Category Ecommerce
      Action Checkout Option
      Trigger checkoutOption
    • Enter the following PageView tracking settings:

      Setting Value
      Track Type PageView
      Trigger gtm.dom
    • Complete the following Product Click tracking configuration:

      Setting Value
      Track Type Event
      Category Ecommerce
      Action Product Click
      Trigger productClick
    • Complete the following Promotion Click tracking configuration:

      Setting Value
      Track Type Event
      Category Ecommerce
      Action Promotion Click
      Trigger promotionClick
    • Complete the following Remove from Cart tracking configuration:

      Setting Value
      Track Type Event
      Category Ecommerce
      Action Remove from Cart
      Trigger removeFromCart
  3. When complete, click Preview and verify that the tags work correctly.

  4. After verifying the settings, click Publish.

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