Bulk product and image upload

Bulk product and image upload

44 3 2

 So i have a file with about 2000 products that are ready to be uploaded with the correct format. 

I also have some folders with images for the products. The images filenames match the varient ID to help make the upload correspond with eachother. 

I also added a colum for img src and added a link for the the image link will be once uploaded. for example 


now what i noticed is when i upload the file, it does pull the correct image, but it creates a duplicate image and adds a bunch of charaters to the end of the file name..


So how can i get it to upload without creating duplicate images or if there is just a better way to do this?

(in the attached image you can see the two products i tested it with. and how it made duplicates of the images and added those to the products i uploaded, rather than adding the original images.)

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Shopify Partner
75 4 25

@alanrichardtex, if you upload the same image file twice, Shopify will add some random characters to the end of the image name to make it unique. I guess in your case, you attached the same filename to multiple variants in the CSV file, which is why the same image is being uploaded several times and duplicated. I would search for this image filename in your CSV and try to see if it appears multiple times.

Do your image filenames also match your SKU or Barcode?

Shopify Partner
34 1 2

Hi @alanrichardtex , I hope you're doing well! 


Do you use SKU or Barcode fields for products/variants, which are related to image names?