We are a Grocery co-operative retailer and have a chain of stores owned by different people. We are building a new website, where we would geo-locate the closest store to the customer and direct them to a particular store (selected based on cookies and geolocation). All our stores have a consistent range of products + Variation in 25% range. I have a few questions:
How to build a sitemap?
Since it will be mandatory for a store to be selected at the same flow for the bot and user, should I have all products across all stores in the sitemap?
We are allowing users to find any product across all stores if they search by product identifier. But, they will be able to see products available in a particular store if they go through the hierarchical journey of the website?
Will the bot crawl all pages across all the stores or since it will be geolocated to only one store, the content belonging to only one store will be indexed?