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How to import several product images from one row?

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With Matrixify it is now even easier to Import multiple Images for your Products! Instead of adding a new row for each Image you would like to add the Product, you can now do so, by using only one row. Here is our guide on how you can import several images per Product as one row – by separating image URLs with ; (semicolon).

Steps in short on how to import several product images from one row

    1. Prepare Import File With Several Product Images
    2. Import the created file into Shopify using Matrixify
    3. View your Imported Images in Shopify!

1. Prepare Import File With Several Product Images

Prepare your import file. The Import file should have one row per Product, and put all your images in the same Image Src column, delimited by a ; (semicolon).

For example:

https://i.com/image-1.jpg ; https://i.com/image-2.jpg

A note about the Image URLs themselves. If Shopify will not be able to download all images, there will be a warning about that in the Import Results file “Import Comment” column which can be downloaded after the Import has finished.

Image links listed in this column need to be direct and public image links. For example, links from platforms such as Google Drive or Dropbox will not work as they are links to a page that displays an image not a link to the actual image, thus not direct image links. You can always test your links by trying to add images from URL links manually in Shopify Admin to any product. If it works manually in admin, it should work with Matrixify import.

To change images for a Product, you need at minimum the following columns in your import file:

  • ID (or Handle)
  • Image Src

Shopify import several product images separated by semicolon

2. Import created file with images into Shopify using Matrixify

All that is left to do is to save your file and Import it back into Shopify using Matrixify!

Go back into the Matrixify app and in the Home page Import section, you can upload the file.
First, the file will be analyzed by the app. Once the file is analyzed you need to check that the app has recognized the file correctly and that the item count in the file looks correct.

You do not need to adjust any Import Options, default ones will work fine.

Semi-colon Image Import

Then press the “Import” button in the top right-hand corner and the file will start Importing.

Once the import has started, you can follow its progress in the app. You can close the app while the import is running as it is happening on our servers.

Finished Image Import

If you change your mind about something, you can press the “Cancel” button to cancel the import job, and start over. The Products will be updated up until you press the “Cancel” button.

Also, when canceling the import job, Matrixify will still generate the Import Results file for you for the items that were imported before canceling.

3. View your Imported Images in Shopify!

Now you can go ahead and view your newly Imported images in Shopify Admin!

Shopify imported images delimited by semicolon

Good To Know

  1. It is possible to have up to 250 images per Product.
  2. You can add, replace and update images for products the same way.
  3. If you prefer, you can also combine both image import methods. It can be a mix of having them as several rows, and split by a ; (semicolon) in the same cell. As visible in the example image with Product “Jumping Dog”.
  4. Remember to name the sheet/tab “Products”, so that the app knows which sheet contains Products import.

Where To Go From Here?

  1. Install the Bulk Import Export Update with Excel app from Shopify AppStore and try bulk update for Free on your own store.
  2. If you want to know more about this app, look the How it works? tutorial and video.
  3. Read the detailed Field Descriptions.
  4. Read how to bulk import images if you have them on your computer.
  5. If you are not sure how to prepare the import file, ask our Support, we will teach you, or do that for you.