How BucketLynx Works
  • BucketLynx Quick Guide

    BucketLynx helps you organize your product images and automates adding those image URLs to your Amazon seller template files.

    To use BucketLynx:

    • Open your seller template file in Excel and save it as a CSV file
    • Create a BucketLynx bucket
    • Upload the CSV template file to your new bucket
    • Create and save images of your products using the SKU number from the first column of your template file as the first part of the image file name
    • Upload your images by selecting the folder that corresponds to the images (i.e., select the "main" folder to upload main images) and then drag the images them into the bucket folder
    • Once all of your images have been uploaded, return to the main bucket view and press the populate button to get the image links automatically added to your template file
    • Press the download button to download your populated CSV template file
    • Open your downloaded CSV template file in Excel and save it as an Excel spreadsheet (xlsx) file
    • Submit your template file to Amazon for processing
  • What are Buckets and Image Folders?

    A "bucket" is the name you assign to a list of image file folders that you associate with one or more of your seller template files. When you create a new bucket, BucketLynx creates a default set of image folders that are used to organize your product image files and help relate them to specific columns in your template files.

    Image folder names are matched to the column names in your seller template files as shown in the following chart:

    Template Column
    Bucket Name
    Main or primary image file
    Swatch or color image file
    Other image 1
    Other image 2
    Other image 3
    Other image 4
    Other image 5
    Other image 6
    Other image 7
    Other image 8
    Offer image
    Reverse or media label image

    If you are a seller of hardware and you have a template file for modern door knobs that you have named modern_door_knobs.csv, you might name your bucket for this template file "modern_door_knobs". The bucket name does not have to match the template file name and you can have multiple template files in a bucket, but we'll keep it simple and assume your bucket is named to match a single template file.

    When you create the 'modern_door_knobs' bucket and select it, you will see the additional image file folders described above. Your product image files should be uploaded into these image file folders.

  • Naming your image files

    BucketLynx uses your product SKU to find and relate image files to your products. The SKU number is found in the first column of your template file ('item_sku').

    For example, assuming your item_sku contains a sku number of '123456', BucketLynx will traverse through your bucket image folders (main, swatch, other1, other2, etc.) searching for image files that are named or start with the matching SKU number. When a match is found, the link is populated in your template file for the related image column.

    Using this example, if BucketLynx finds a file named '123456_main.png' in the 'main' image folder, it will populate the link to that file in the main_image_url column in your template file. Likewise, if you have a file named '123456_left.png' in the 'other1' image folder, it will populate the link to that file in the other1_image_url column in your template file.

  • Uploading files

    Navigate to the bucket or bucket image folder where you want to add files and press the 'Add Files' button. A 'Drag and Drop' box will be opened. Drag your files into the 'Drag and Drop' box and they will be uploaded to your bucket. It's that simple.

    We recommend that you put your template files in the main bucket where the image folders are listed. That allows them to be properly populated when you press the "populate" button.

  • Download A Bucket's Files

    You can create download a zip file of all of the image files in a bucket. Press the download button for the bucket name. The files in the bucket will be zipped up and downloaded to your browser's download folder.

  • Using BucketLynx to Manage Just File

    You can use BucketLynx without being required to populate template files. BucketLynx lets you download a simple CSV file of image links. At the top of the page, press the button labeled "Create Image Link File". That will create a CSV file of image link links for the files and sub-buckets in the bucket. The link file will be added to your file list as image_links.csv so you can down load it from Bucketynx.

    You can also click on an individual file to get a pop-up preview of the image. The preview contains the link to the image that you can select and copy and then paste in other tools as needed. This is a nice feature for when you need to update a number of images without uploaded an entire template file.


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