How BucketLynx Works
  • BucketLynx Quick Guide

    BucketLynx helps you organize your image files. If you have a Business plan, BucketLynx automates adding your image URLs to your Amazon seller template files.

    To use BucketLynx with your Personal plan:

    • Create a BucketLynx bucket
    • Upload your image files by selecting or dragging your images into the bucket folder
    • Click on the file line to see an image of your file and get the link to your file

    To use BucketLynx with your Business plan:

    • 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 files. For Business 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 plan you can check a box that instructs BucketLynx to create 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
    Description
    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
     

    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 if you plan on having BucketLynx automatically populate your seller template files.

  • Naming your image files

    If you are not planning on having BucketLynx populate seller template files, you can give you files any name.

    For Business plan users who which to take advantage of the template file pupulate feature, 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, 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 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 Business plan users place template files in the main bucket where the image folders are listed. That allows them to be properly populated when the "populate" button is pressed.

  • 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 Just Manage Image Files

    If you have a Business Plan, 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_yyyymmdd.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 copy and paste in other tools as needed. This is a nice feature for when you need to update a number of images without re-populating an entire template file.

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