Supplier Guide - Assigning images using the association file for Product Manager

Assigning images using the association file


This guide will take you through the steps to prepare your image association file, which will sync your images to your items and determine the order that they appear in. You will do this by creating a simple CSV file that lists the Supplier Item IDs alongside the associated file name. This will enhance the look of your content and give the buyer a better shopping experience.

What you will need before you start

Images – Ensure all your images are loaded into the media library of Product Manager. This is described in the ‘How to add images to your content’ guide. Supported file formats –JPG

Image file names – A list of all your image names and the extension i.e. Logo.jpg N.B. Each image file must be uniquely named.

Item details – A list of the Supplier Item IDs, this denotes the items your images will be associated with.


Creating your association file


The association file to be uploaded should be created using Excel and saved ready for upload as a CSV (comma delimited) file. Shown below is how to populate the file.

TIP: You can associate up to ten images per item.


Please note: If the association file is uploaded with the same name as one already in the system then it will replace that one.

Uploading your association file


The next step is to load this file into Product Manager. To do this navigate to the upload page by selecting Product manager, then Upload content (highlighted below).


This will take you to the Content upload page, from here select Media Links from the ‘Upload type’ drop down menu, then click Select file next to ‘File to Load’.

You will then need to browse to your saved CSV file and select the upload button. You will be presented with the status bar once the upload begins.



Once the upload is complete the images should be visible if you select the item from your item directory.