How BucketLynx Works
  • BucketLynx Overview

    BucketLynx helps you organize your image files. If you have a Business or Enterprise plan, BucketLynx can also automate adding product image links to your Amazon, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Shopify and Walmart bulk upload files.

     

    To use BucketLynx:

    • Create a bucket
    • Upload your image files by selecting or dragging your images into the bucket
    • Click on the file line to get a preview image of your image file along with a link to your file
    • Click on the "Create Image Link File" button to download an Excel file containing the links for all files in the bucket

     

    If you have a Business or Enterprise plan, you have these addition features:

    • Create and save images of your products using the SKU number in the image file name
    • Upload your Excel seller template file*
    • If populating Amazon Seller Template files, upload your images by selecting the sub-folder that corresponds to the images (i.e., select the "main" sub-folder to upload main images) and then drag the images into the bucket sub-folder
    • If populating eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Shopify or Walmart bulk upload template files, upload your images to the bucket
    • Once all of your images have been uploaded, find your bulk upload template file and press the populate button ( ) next to your template file to get the image links automatically added to your template file
    • Press the download button () to download your populated template file
    • Submit your template file to Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Shopify or Walmart for processing

    *While XLSX formatted files are recommended, you can upload XLSM files. However, if you upload XLSM files, the macros may be removed or fail to function properly after download. You may be presented with warnings when Excel attempts to read XLSM after download.

  • What are Buckets and Image Sub-Folders?

    A "bucket" is the name you assign to a group of image files. For example, you may elect to create buckets for each specific product category you sell. 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 Amazon Seller image sub-folders. These Amazon Seller image sub-folders are used by Amazon sellers to organize product image files and relate them to specific columns in Amazon Seller Template files.

     

    Amazon Seller image sub-folder names are matched to the column names in your Amazon Seller Template files as shown in the following chart:

     
    Template Column
    Sub-Folder Name
    Description
    item_sku
     
    The item SKU is used to link files from buckets to this SKU item in the spreadsheet
    main_image_url
    main
    Main or primary image file
    swatch_image_url
    swatch
    Swatch or color image file
    other1_image_url
    other1
    Other image 1
    other2_image_url
    other2
    Other image 2
    other3_image_url
    other3
    Other image 3
    other4_image_url
    other4
    Other image 4
    other5_image_url
    other5
    Other image 5
    other6_image_url
    other6
    Other image 6
    other7_image_url
    other7
    Other image 7
    other8_image_url
    other8
    Other image 8
    offer_image_url
    offer
    Offer image
    reverse_image_url
    reverse
    Reverse or media label image
     

     

    For example, if you are selling hardware through an Amazon store 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 along with the Amazon image sub-folders. Your product image files should be uploaded into these image sub-folders if you plan on having BucketLynx populate your Amazon Seller Template files for you.

     

    Only Amazon uses these sub-folders so they are not required if you are populating eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Shopify or Walmart upload template files.

  • Naming image files

    If you are using the Personal plan, or 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 plan on using the template populate feature, BucketLynx uses the product SKU column in your template file to find and relate image files to your products. In this case, you should include the product SKU in your image file name.

     

    For example, if your product SKU is "123456", you should name your file something like "123456_main.jpg".

  • Uploading files

    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.

     

    If you are a Business and Enterprise plan user and plan on uploading product template files, these files can be named anything. Amazon Seller Template files must be placed the main bucket and not in any of the sub-buckets.

  • Populating product template files

    Business and Enterprise plan users can take advantage of a major time-saving feature where. BucketLynx can automatically populate Amazon, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Shopify and Walmart bulk upload template files with URL links to the product image files stored in your bucket. BucketLynx uses the product SKU column in your template file to find and relate image files to your products.

     

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    If you are populating an Amazon Seller Template file and you upload the image file "123456_main.png" to your "main" image sub-folder, when you populate the template file 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. This is repeated for each image file found in the remaining sub-folders.
    Sub-folders are only used with Amazon-specific buckets.
     

     

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    When populating eBay File Exchange Template files, name and upload your product image files using the SKU number you put in the "CustomLabel" column of your template file. For example, if "CustomLabel" contains the SKU number "123456", and you have three product files you want to include for the product, simply name and upload your product files something like "123456_1.jpg", "123456_2.jpg" and "123456_3.jpg". When you populate the template file, BucketLynx will find all of the files that contain "123456" in their name and concatenate their URLs with the eBay required "|" separator and place that string in the "PicURL" column of the template file. You can create a bucket just for your template files and separate buckets for categories of product image files, and when you populate your template file BucketLynx will search all of your buckets.
     

     

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    When populating Facebook Marketplace bulk upload template files, name and upload your product image files using the SKU number you put in the "id" column of your template file. For example, if "id" contains the SKU number "123456", and you have three product files you want to include for the product, simply name and upload your product files something like "123456_1.jpg", "123456_2.jpg" and "123456_3.jpg". When you populate the template file, BucketLynx will find all of the files that contain "123456" in their name and populate the "image_link" column of the template file. You can create a bucket just for your template files and separate buckets for categories of product image files, and when you populate your template file BucketLynx will search all of your buckets.
     

     

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    When populating Shopify bulk upload template files, name and upload your product image files using the SKU number you put in the "Variant SKU" column of your template file. For example, if "Variant SKU" contains the SKU number "123456", and you have three product files you want to include for the product, simply name and upload your product files something like "123456_1.jpg", "123456_2.jpg" and "123456_3.jpg". When you populate the template file, BucketLynx will find all of the files that contain "123456" in their name and populate the "Image Src" column of the template file. You can create a bucket just for your template files and separate buckets for categories of product image files, and when you populate your template file BucketLynx will search all of your buckets.
     

     

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    When populating Walmart bulk upload template files, name and upload your product image files using the SKU number you put in the "Variant SKU" column of your template file. For example, if "SKU" contains the SKU number "123456", simply name and upload your product files something like "123456.jpg". When you populate the template file, BucketLynx will find the file with "123456" in it's name and populate the "mainImageURL" column of the template file. If you have an image file in the bucket that is prefixed with "S-", as in "S-123456.jpg", that image file URL will be BucketLynx will populate the link to the secondary image file in the "productSecondaryImageURL" column. You can create a bucket just for your template files and separate buckets for categories of product image files, and when you populate your template file BucketLynx will search all of your buckets.
     

     

    Once you have uploaded all of your product image files and your product template files, find the product template file and press the Populate () button. You can download the populated template file by pressing the Download () button.

  • Download A Bucket's Files

    There are several ways to download files from BucketLynx:

    • Press the download button () to download a single file.
    • Click on the "Create Image Link File" button to download an Excel file containing either all of your files, or a single bucket's list of files.
    • Click on the "Create Zip File" button to download a zip file containing either all of your files, or a single bucket's files.

  • Account Sharing Security

    BucketLynx Personal and Business accounts are single user accounts. Enterprise accounts allow multiple user use of Enterprise accounts. To ensure the integrity and security of your account, account sharing for Personal and Business accounts is prohibited.

     

    If your account has been suspended for an account sharing violation and you feel that was a mistake on our part, please contact support at help@bucketlynx.com and tell us why you feel we made a mistake.

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