BucketLynx helps you organize your image files. If you have a Business or Enterprise plan, BucketLynx can automate adding product image links to your Amazon seller template files.
To use BucketLynx:
If you have a Business or Enterprise plan, you have these addition features:
* While XLSX formated files are recommended, you can upload XLSM files. However, if you upload XLSM files, the macros may be removed or fail to function properly. You may be presented with warnings when Excel attempts to read XLSM after population.
A "bucket" is the name you assign to a group of image files. For Business and Enterprise plan users, you can associate each bucket with one or more of your seller template files. When you create a new bucket under the Business or Enterprise plan, you can check a box that instructs BucketLynx to create a default set of image sub-folders. These image sub-folders are used to organize your product image files and relate them to specific columns in your seller template files.
Image sub-folder names are matched to the column names in your seller template files as shown in the following chart:
For example, if you are a seller of hardware and you have a template file for modern door knobs that you have named "modern_door_knobs.xlsx", 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 things simple in this example.
When you create the "Modern Door Knobs" bucket, you will see a check box asking if you want to create Amazon seller image file sub-folders. Checking this box and pressing "OK" will get the "Modern Door Knobs" bucket created allong with the image sub-folders described earlier. Your product image files should be uploaded into these image sub-folders if you plan on having BucketLynx populate your seller template files.
If you are not planning on having BucketLynx populate seller template files, you can give your image files any name.
For Business and Enterprise plan users who wish to take advantage of the template populate feature, BucketLynx uses your product SKU to find and relate image files to your products. The SKU number is found in your template file in the "item_sku" column.
For example, if your item_sku column contains a SKU number of "123456", BucketLynx will traverse through your bucket image sub-folders (main, swatch, other1, other2, etc.) searching for image files that are named, or start with, the matching SKU number "123456". When a match is found, the link is populated in your template file for the related image column.
So if BucketLynx finds a file named "123456_main.png" in the "main" image sub-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 sub-folder, BucketLynx will populate the link to that file in the other1_image_url column in your template file.
Navigate to the bucket or image sub-folder where you want to upload files and press the "Upload 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 Business and Enterprise plan users place template files in the main bucket where the image sub-folders are listed. That allows them to be properly populated when the populate button ( ) is pressed.
There are several ways to download files from BucketLynx: