How To

Associating Images to Products

Once you have uploaded images into your account, you need to associate them with your inventory items. Each inventory item can have up to 20 images associated with it. If you used the ChannelAdvisor image naming convention, your images are associated with your inventory automatically. Otherwise, you must associate your images manually from within the software or in bulk when you upload your inventory.

 

Prerequisites


You should be familiar with the following topic before continuing:

 

Video


Advanced Image Techniques – This video is for sellers who want to associate their images to their inventory and reviews the three different methods to associate images using the ChannelAdvisor application. View Transcript

 

Associate Images Manually


To create associations manually, do the following:

  1. Select Inventory > Products > All Products.
  2. Choose a SKU to Edit
  3. At the bottom of the Edit Inventory Item page, click either the Upload an Image or Choose Existing button in one of the images. If the image is not already in your account, choose to Upload an Image.
  4. Choose an image your image library or one to upload.
  5. Click the Save button (or the Upload button if uploading and then Save).

 

Associate Images In Bulk


To associate multiple images with a particular SKU, separate the image names with commas. There are two ways to associate file names in the spreadsheet.

 

Method 1:

If you use the ChannelAdvisor default item image placement tags (i.e. ITEMIMAGEURL1, ITEMIMAGEURL2, etc.), you can simply enter the image filenames (If using ChannelAdvisor to host your images) or the images URLs (If hosting your images externally from ChannelAdvisor) separated by commas and they will be associated in order with the placement tags.

For example in the Picture URLs column, enter the following line:

itemPic1.jpg, itemPic2.jpg, itemPic3.jpg, itemPic4.jpg

Please note: If your image URLs contain commas they will not be uploaded. You will need to replace the commas with the following coding in order for the upload to work: %2C

If you are hosting the images locally , you will want to include the full URL.

 

Method 2:

If you created your own custom placement tags (e.g. myPlacementTag), you must explicitly associate the images with the placement tags in the spreadsheet.

For example in the Picture URLs column, enter the following line:

myPlacementTag=itemPic1.jpg, ITEMIMAGEURL1=itemPic2.jpg, ITEMIMAGEURL2=itemPic3.jpg, ITEMIMAGEURL3=itemPic4.jpg

Placement Name
Image File Name
  ITEMIMAGEURL1  itemPic2.jpg
  ITEMIMAGEURL2  itemPic3.jpg
  ITEMIMAGEURL3  itemPic4.jpg
  myPlacementTag  itemPic1.jpg

Once you have uploaded images into your account, you need to associate them with your inventory items. Each inventory item can have up to 20 images associated with it. If you used the ChannelAdvisor image naming convention, your images are associated with your inventory automatically. Otherwise, you must associate your images manually from within the software or in bulk when you upload your inventory.

 

Prerequisites


You should be familiar with the following topic before continuing:

 

Video


Advanced Image Techniques – This video is for sellers who want to associate their images to their inventory and reviews the three different methods to associate images using the ChannelAdvisor application. View Transcript

 

Associate Images Manually


To create associations manually, do the following:

  1. Select Inventory > Products > All Products.
  2. Choose a SKU to Edit
  3. At the bottom of the Edit Inventory Item page, click either the Upload an Image or Choose Existing button in one of the images. If the image is not already in your account, choose to Upload an Image.
  4. Choose an image your image library or one to upload.
  5. Click the Save button (or the Upload button if uploading and then Save).

 

Associate Images In Bulk


To associate multiple images with a particular SKU, separate the image names with commas. There are two ways to associate file names in the spreadsheet.

 

Method 1:

If you use the ChannelAdvisor default item image placement tags (i.e. ITEMIMAGEURL1, ITEMIMAGEURL2, etc.), you can simply enter the image filenames (If using ChannelAdvisor to host your images) or the images URLs (If hosting your images externally from ChannelAdvisor) separated by commas and they will be associated in order with the placement tags.

For example in the Picture URLs column, enter the following line:

itemPic1.jpg, itemPic2.jpg, itemPic3.jpg, itemPic4.jpg

Please note: If your image URLs contain commas they will not be uploaded. You will need to replace the commas with the following coding in order for the upload to work: %2C

If you are hosting the images locally , you will want to include the full URL.

 

Method 2:

If you created your own custom placement tags (e.g. myPlacementTag), you must explicitly associate the images with the placement tags in the spreadsheet.

For example in the Picture URLs column, enter the following line:

myPlacementTag=itemPic1.jpg, ITEMIMAGEURL1=itemPic2.jpg, ITEMIMAGEURL2=itemPic3.jpg, ITEMIMAGEURL3=itemPic4.jpg

Placement Name
Image File Name
  ITEMIMAGEURL1  itemPic2.jpg
  ITEMIMAGEURL2  itemPic3.jpg
  ITEMIMAGEURL3  itemPic4.jpg
  myPlacementTag  itemPic1.jpg
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