Adding images via Extended Properties

Certain channels support adding images to listings via Extended Properties to designate specific images for a specific channel instead of loading all images from My Inventory > Product Details > Images tab to the listing template. Images added as Extended Properties for the respective channel will be added to the respective listing templates automatically and will take priority over the images from Product Details.

NB! Images need to be hosted online to add them to items via Extended Properties.

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Adding images via Extended Properties is currently available for the following channels:

Adding the Extended Properties

Extended Properties can be added in bulk using an inventory import (see this guide) or My Inventory drag&drop import (see this guide), or one-by-one in the Extended Properties tab in Product details (see steps here).

For images, the format of the Extended Property that needs to be used is fixed to allow the images to be added to the template automatically instead of any mapping:

  • Extended Property name: CHANNEL_IMAGE1 or CHANNEL_VARIATION_IMAGE1
    • CHANNEL - the Source the listing is created on. E.g. AMAZON, SHOPIFY
    • IMAGE - fixed entry.
    • The number indicates the order of the image - 1 to 12. Up to 12 images can be added via extended properties. Image number 1 is used as the main image.
    • For Variation child SKUs, the EP name also needs to include VARIATION i.e. CHANNEL_VARIATION_IMAGE1.
    • Some channels have additional options available, which require more specifics in the EP name. See more here.
  • Extended Property value: URL of the image.
  • Extended Property type: Attribute.
  • Examples:
    • EP name: SHOPIFY_IMAGE3
    • EP value: https://www.myphotogallery.com/images/shopify/image3.jpg.
    • EP type: Attribute

    • EP name: EBAY_VARIATION_IMAGE2
    • EP value: https://www.myphotogallery.com/images/ebay/variations/image2.jpg.
    • EP type: Attribute

Per-channel specifics

Different channels have different options available for images added via extended properties as well as some channel specifics when working with the images. Please see below for details on each channel.

Amazon

For Amazon, regular and swatch images can be added via Extended Properties per Source.

Single item

Depending on the Amazon category, a listing can have 1 main and 5 to 8 additional images.

 Extended Property Name Extended Property Value Extended Property Type
 AMAZON_IMAGE1 URL of image Attribute

Variation

Depending on the Amazon category, each variation can have 5 to 8 images in addition to the main image taken from the Parent SKU AMAZON_IMAGE1.

 Extended Property Name Extended Property Value Extended Property Type
AMAZON_VARIATION_IMAGE1 URL of image Attribute

Swatch image

Swatch images can only be added to listings during listing creation and will not work when updating an existing listing.

 Extended Property Name Extended Property Value Extended Property Type
AMAZON_SWATCH_IMAGE URL of image

Attribute

To use the same URL for a product image and swatch image, the file extension needs to be written in capital letters for the system to treat them as two different URLs:

  • Regular image: https://yourimagehosting.com/image.jpg
  • Swatch image: https://yourimagehosting.com/image.JPG

eBay

For eBay, images can be added via Extended Properties per Source for both single items and variations. Images for eBay need to follow eBay Picture Policy and the hosting needs to be HTTPS and meet ATS standards to be visible on Apple devices as stated here.

Single item

eBay listing can have 12 images.

 Extended Property Name Extended Property Value Extended Property Type
 EBAY_IMAGE1 URL of image Attribute

Variation

Each eBay variation item can have 12 images.

 Extended Property Name Extended Property Value Extended Property Type
EBAY_VARIATION_IMAGE1 URL of image Attribute

Fruugo

For Fruugo, images can be added via Extended Properties per Source for both single items and variations. Images added as Extended Properties take priority over images in Product Details > Images.

Single item

Fruugo allows using up to 5 images per SKU.

 Extended Property Name Extended Property Value Extended Property Type
 FRUUGO_IMAGE1 URL of image Attribute

Variation

Fruugo allows using up to 5 images per variation SKU. The source for Variation child SKU images needs to be assigned in the Fruugo configurator. See more here.

 Extended Property Name Extended Property Value Extended Property Type
FRUUGO_VARIATION_IMAGE1 URL of image Attribute

Magento 2

For Magento 2, both regular images and swatch images can be added via Extended Properties per Source. Images added as Extended Properties take priority over images in Product Details > Images.

Single item

 Extended Property Name Extended Property Value Extended Property Type
 MAGENTO2_IMAGE1 URL of image Attribute

Variation

 Extended Property Name Extended Property Value Extended Property Type
MAGENTO2_VARIATION_IMAGE1 URL of image Attribute

Swatch image

Magento 2 swatch images can only be added to variation listings.

Extended Property Name Extended Property Value Extended Property Type
MAGENTO2_VARIATION_SWATCH_IMAGE URL of image

Attribute

Shopify

For Shopify, images can be added via Extended Properties per Source for both single items and variations. Images added as Extended Properties take priority over images in Product Details > Images.

Single item

Extended Property Name Extended Property Value Extended Property Type
 SHOPIFY_IMAGE1 URL of image Attribute

Variation

 Extended Property Name Extended Property Value Extended Property Type
SHOPIFY_VARIATION_IMAGE1 URL of image Attribute

Walmart

For Walmart, regular and swatch images can be added via Extended Properties. 

If the same item has both IMAGE and VARIATION_IMAGE Extended Property, the system uses an image depending on the type of the listing template. If it is a variation listing, the system uses an image from VARIATION_IMAGE and vise versa.

Single item

 Extended Property Name Extended Property Value Extended Property Type
WALMART_IMAGE1 URL of image Attribute

Variation child swatch image

For variation listings, Walmart requires swatch images for each child item individually. 

 Extended Property Name Extended Property Value Extended Property Type
WALMART_VARIATION_SWATCH_IMAGE1 URL of image

Attribute

Variation child image

It is also possible to have both swatch and regular images for the same child item. 

 Extended Property Name Extended Property Value Extended Property Type
WALMART_VARIATION_IMAGE1 URL of image Attribute

 

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