Importing products from Dropbox

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Shopify Partner
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Hi everyone,

I would like to know if there is any way to import in bulk products images on Dropbox to my shopify store or do I have to add them one by one manually? I'm building my dropship website and many of my suppliers have shared the products data via shared folder on Dropbox, One Drive and Jumbomail. They aren't saved as CSV.

I'm feeling overwhelmed because none of them (my suppliers) have the same method for sharing their product information/inventory and moreover, while some may have full product details (size,variant,picture,description), others just have product pictures and in different lenght. It is very time consuming :(

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Hey, Sarah!

My name is Aaron, I'm a guru here at Shopify!

Your best solution for this situation is an app - if the major stumbling block that you're seeing is the images, then SyncIMG might work well for you!  If you'd like something a bit more versatile that can handle several different file formats, then Inventory Import and Sync by ChannelApe - it's substantially more expensive, but has a wide range of functions that might help - and it offers a 14 day free trial as well, so you can try it out to see if it'll work for your suppliers before committing!  

Hope that's helped!  Please feel free to give us a call or start a live chat at any time, we're open 24/7 for your convenience and always happy to assist!

Cheers,

Aaron | Shopify Guru

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Shopify Partner
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Hello, Sarah!

You can use the Bulk Import Export Update with Excel app to do that - in the Enterprise Plan there is ability to take the place to upload unlimited volume of images with simple desktop app. Then you will get those Image URLs that you can use in the import file.

More than that - you can use that same app to upload several images per product, just divide those URLs by semicolon (;). In CSV you have to repeat new row for each image. In this Excelify.io import you can have one row per product with many images.

Here is the tutorial, how to import several images per product by having just one product row: How to import several product images from one row?

Max is 250 images per Product.

Maris

 

Excelify.io | Bulk Import Export Update Migrate | https://excelify.io
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Intellect Outsource support Shopify product data entry and bulk product import services for worldwide shopify online stores. You can hire as much as staffs from Intellect for your online store and we will list your products more professionally at low cost. For more details, please visit https://www.intellectoutsource.com/shopify-data-entry.html 

Intellect Outsource is a complete e-commerce outsourcing service partner has more than 10 years of experience helping online stores worldwide, with bulk eCommerce product data entry, bulk product upload, Product image processing, back office support, order processing & Inventory Management, your warehouse or factory CCTV monitoring, Product Description Writing, 3D Product images services, online store designing & development etc
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Tourist
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You can automatically load images from DropBox to Shopify with help of Skyvia. According to their docs, these images should be in a zip archive and you should create the additional CSV file with the rules.

Read more about Shopify and DropBox integration here: https://skyvia.com/data-integration/integrate-shopify-dropbox

Here is the link to the docs: https://skyvia.com/resources/docs/importing_accounts_with_binary.htm

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Shopify Partner
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Hello, Sarah!

If you are open to an app suggestion, there is this app called Excelify which allows you to bulk import/export/update almost any data to your Shopify store (https://excelify.io).

And with the Enterprise Plan of that app ($200/month), you can take the image server where you bulk upload any volume of images using a desktop app, and get predictable image URLs to be used in the import. It works like this: https://excelify.io/2018/02/24/bulk-import-images-shopify-from-computer/

That's not a direct import from Dropbox, but I would assume that if you have them on Dropbox then you also must have them on your computer, right?

Then it allows you to import several image links in one Image Src cell - separated by ; (semicolon).

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Excelify.io

Excelify.io | Bulk Import Export Update Migrate | https://excelify.io
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We upload products images into Files secion of the shopify store. We collect URLs from the Files section and update shopify template to make import feature easy to handle

For more details : https://www.intellectoutsource.com/shopify-data-entry.html

 

Intellect Outsource is a complete ecommerce service provider has more than 10 years of experience helping online stores worldwide, with bulk eCommerce product data entry, bulk product upload, Bulk image uploading, Product image processing, back office support, order processing & Inventory Management, etc.

We offer shopify Data Entry & product import services with high quality. We keep special team for shopify online store data management projects to make 100% successful output for our clients small or big catalog projects.
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Shopify Partner
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Hello, Sarah!

You will not be able to use the Dropbox links to images directly, as Shopify needs the link to the image itself, but the Dropbox link is a web page which shows that image.

Anyway, here is the tutorial which tells you two methods of uploading your images:

  1. Using Shopify Files
  2. Using our Image Server (requires Excelify.io app Enterprise Plan - so that's if you really have thousands of images)

https://excelify.io/2018/02/24/bulk-import-images-shopify-from-computer/

Also, our app Support can help you get that done in a quick and bulk way.

Maris
Excelify.io

Excelify.io | Bulk Import Export Update Migrate | https://excelify.io
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Hi, I tried generating public link on drop box for uploading images but the challange is it generates a unique section in addition to the image file name eventhough the images are in the same folder. Pls see example below.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zvut74127ny4cic/ea2398.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b8zvkpofg6j08iv/ea2398s.jpg?dl=0

 

Is there anyway I can avoid this? 

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