Firstly, prepare the file to import . Make sure it is openable and has all necessary columns for transferring (i.e. Product ID or SKU as the main identifiers of Store Manager import).
If the file has the external URLs to the product images provided as usual by supplier, they should have the following format :
The illustrations in the 'Product Image Gallery' column are separated from each other by using the '|' delimiter.
If you need any further assistance or help on importing products with multiple images - contact us and we will gladly help you.
Be sure, all images are reachable and acceptable - just try to open them in the browser specifying the URL path .
Before starting importing, check the FTP connection in Settings -> Preferences -> FTP . Specify your actual FTP credentials and press 'Test connection' button for verification.
If you get such message as in the illustration below, you can proceed .
Launch Import Products Wizard from the top toolbar or from the context menu.
Pass the same steps as during the simple import products, and pay attention to the 'Fields Link' page - do not forget to link 'Product Image Gallery' column with the appropriate field of your store database.
In this case, the images will be transferred.
Choose an import identifier by which the Store Manager Wizard will define the transferring data. Note, for updating you should use the ID identifier and for adding the new records - SKU values only.
Move to the next step - 'Options' page - and open the Advanced options form . Take into account the ‘Multiple Values Separator’ field - a separator should be the same as in the file to import!
Select the further action for images which are already in the store from the drop-down list:
- if you choose 'Use existing image' - the new one will not be imported and the product has the image that is previously assigned to;
- 'Upload and replace' action means that the previously assigned images in the store will be changed to the new ones from a file;
- 'Upload image and generate new name' action allows getting new additional images from a file with the re-generated (modified) names if such images are already existing.
Launch the ‘Import’ process by pressing the button below.
The products will get the updated image gallery:
You can also check the following guide about the process of import images via Import Product Wizard - it could be useful for you.
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