I was wondering if Lightspeed is going to add in the near future as one of their e-commerce features Google Tag Manager. Currently, the process you propose has consequences. Ideally, as a user will be great to have a more straight forward process without the risk of loosing the updates to the templates. Additionally, will help with the organization and the administration of multiple pixels, code, etc that the industry is forcing us to all business owners to implement if we want to be competitive in the market. I am sure that this feature will benefit the LS community.
Other e-commerce platforms, have the integration already .
The above workflow of enabling the theme editor will be obsolete very soon. There won't be a specific Tag Manager field but we are adding the option to add custom code to the <head> of the shop.
This will allow you to copy/paste the code provided by a third party (GTM) and just past it in the back office.
Although we do not provide any timelines on exact implementation, this feature is very far in development and will be released soon. Keep an eye on the change log in your back office!
Have a great weekend :)
Thank you @Joey ! I will keep an eye on the messages from the back office...
@Joey How does it work to install GTM now? The new feature allows one to add the first code in the head section, but what about the bit of code that has to go in the body section of the pages?
Thanks for your help
@BenjaminHornoy the body code is added under Settings -> Web Extras -> Custom JS. This will go in the end of the <body> so you would need to verify that this is not causing issues.
Thanks for adding this feature, it will be helpful with managing all our ads, etc.
@Joey Excellent News!!! I will give a try..... Thanks for the update... much appreciated!
I tested this but seems to be missing the ecom conversion data layer as no conversions were recorded in GA during testing. Has anyone built that out or am I missing something?
Same - after installing Tag Manager into my custom head code my GA stopped receiving Transaction/Amount data from LS.
Would love any advice for resolving this as support chat simply led to this message string.
Does anyone know how to add lightspeed data to the variables layer in GTM?
Voor Google dynamic remarketing we need to add ecomm_prodid and ecomm_pageid to be filled with data from lightspeed. But I can't get the LS variables to be added to GTM.
I have the same problem. It has been working fine for months, but now suddenly not receiving any transaction data into Google Analytics.
I just got off the phone from support and this is a known problem with the new beta checkout. They advised the developers are working on fixing the ecommerce tracking but for now suggest rolling back to the old checkout for anyone else in the same position.
This is still a problem. The new beta checkout is much better but not having analytics is a problem.
Just wanted to follow up that this looks to be working again.