How BucketLynx Works
  • BucketLynx Quick Guide

    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:

    • 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 from your template file as the first part of the image file name
    • Upload your seller template Excel file.*
    • 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
    • Once all of your images have been uploaded, return to the main bucket view 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 for processing

    * 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.

  • What are Buckets and Image Sub-Folders?

    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:

     
    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 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.

  • Naming your image 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.

  • 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.

    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.

  • 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 accounts are single user accounts. This means that when you sign up for a BucketLynx account, the account is to be used by the user who created the account. To ensure the integrity and security of your account, account sharing is strictly prohibited. If we detect that your account is being used by another user, your account will be locked for one hour to ensure that your files are protected. If the account is used by another user again following that one hour period, your account may be locked for up to 24 hours. Repeat account sharing detections may result in the terminstaion your account.

    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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