Product Images Bulk Upload
To upload your images in bulk, you need to create a Cloudinary or Google Drive account.
Uploading Images with Cloudinary
To mass import product images using your Cloudinary account, follow these steps:
Step 1. Log in and create a folder. You can give the folder any name you want.
Step 2. Upload your images and use the product’s code/SKU as their filename (e.g., 10110).
Step 3. Copy the product’s image URL. Assuming the image filename it’s code/SKU, the URL should have the following pattern: <Cloudinary folder path>/<code/SKU>.jpg. For example, the URL of the product with code/SKU 10110 should look like this: https://res.cloudinary.com/**********/image/upload/v***********/product-images/10110.jpg.
Step 4. Go to Products >Export and export your existing product lists.
Then look for the “ image_url” column and edit it. Your URL link should have a dynamic value which will be the concatenation of the following:
- Your Cloudinary folder path name
- The value from the “product_sku” column
- The file extension of your images (e.g., .jpg)
Step 5. Fill in the “image_url” column and “gallery_image_url” (for supporting images), if applicable. Then, save the file. Then, go to Products >Import, and click “Choose File” to import the spreadsheet. You can also check our article on importing and exporting products. Remember that your file should be in .xlsx format.
NOTE: If you have many products you want to upload images for, we suggest initially testing this process for two or three products. If successful, you can upload photos for your entire product list.
Uploading Images with Google Drive
If you would like to use a Google Drive account, follow the steps below:
Step 1. Log in and click New >Folder, input the folder name, and click “Create.”
Step 2. Upload your images onto Google Drive, placing them in your newly created folder.
Step 3. Right-click on the folder you created, and select “Share” in the window that opens. If the permission status under “Get link” shows Restricted, click the option underneath to “Change to anyone with the link.” You can leave this set to “Viewer” in the toggle that appears to the right.
Step 4. Enable sharing your images without doing the same process for each image. You can choose all pictures in the folder by selecting the first image, scrolling to the bottom, holding down the “Shift” or “command” button, and clicking on the final image (this will select all images in the folder). Then, right-click anywhere within the folder, select “Share” in the window that opens, and click the “Settings” icon (gear). Make sure you check the “Viewers and commenters can see the option to download, print, and copy” option.
NOTE: If you have created subfolders within the main folder for your product images, you will need to repeat this process for each subfolder.
Step 5. Go to Products >Export and export your existing product lists. Then look for the “image_url” column and paste the link to each image. Remember that to get the link, you need to right-click on the photo, select “Get link,” and click “Copy link” in the window that opens.
Step 6. Fill in the “image_url” column and “gallery_image_url” (for supporting images), if applicable. Then, save the file. Then, go to Products >Import, and click “Choose File” to import the spreadsheet. You can also check our guide on importing and exporting products here. Remember that your file should be in .xlsx format.
NOTE: When importing product images using Google Drive, you can import your products in batches of 200 per hour at maximum.
Do you need help mass-uploading your images? Our support team has facilitated hundreds of customers with importing their products. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.