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Can Shopify host over 10,000 images for my online store?

euroallparts
Excursionist
14 3 2

I am moving my store to Shopify.

I have 10,500 plus images to upload.

Does Shopify have an image hosting system that will provide me the URLs to attach to my product files?

 

Where do i find it ?

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euroallparts
Excursionist
14 3 2

This is an accepted solution.

So all i have to do is learn a new programming language; write a script and i am all set. Wow - how easy. I am seriously thinking of trashing this whole thing and moving to WIX.

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ZenoPageBuilder
Shopify Partner
1052 203 219

Hello @euroallparts 

Yes, Shopify has its own file hosting system, that not only can host images, but also any files.

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Hope that helps!

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euroallparts
Excursionist
14 3 2

I need the instructions to upload 10,000 images in bulk and then associate the images with my products that are already uploaded.

I have over 10,000 images file to match to them.

I want to upload the images to the Shopify server and then download the URLs and then link them to the correct products with a CSV upload.

Is that possible?

ZenoPageBuilder
Shopify Partner
1052 203 219

That is possible. You don't need to bulk upload images to Shopify beforehand, but you can host them anywhere (images on your old store should work fine). Then create a product CSV file (sample attached) and import to Shopify. Shopify will read the image links and host them on the Shopify system.

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euroallparts
Excursionist
14 3 2

So, according to you csv, one cannot just append the file and add the images. The other data will be overwritten as blank if all possible attribute values are not included. (This is NOT what is written in the help pages) but I tested it and it seems to be the case.

Questions:

1) One has to reload all the data in the file and over write everything and add the image data?

2) if one is adding multiple images, THAT ARE NOT VARIATIONS, just multiple images of the exact same item; then, one must put the "Handle" value and the "Name" value on a new row with only the URL data and the position value changing?

3) Does one have to also fill in all the other sku attribute values for each line?

 

So my question boils down to - do i need a full row of all possible associated product data on a separate row for each new image I want to upload?

If i leave anything blank or omit an attribute header; the existing data is deleted? Is this correct?

 

euroallparts
Excursionist
14 3 2

So In effect - I have to overwrite the entire database of 10,000 items to add the images. I need each image to have a separate row / line, with all the possible data on each line with each image URL address, image position and image data?

 

ZenoPageBuilder
Shopify Partner
1052 203 219

It requires quite a lot of work. If may need to write some Python script to automate the task of generating the CSV. That would be more easier.

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euroallparts
Excursionist
14 3 2

This is an accepted solution.

So all i have to do is learn a new programming language; write a script and i am all set. Wow - how easy. I am seriously thinking of trashing this whole thing and moving to WIX.