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Bulk Attach Assets to Products Using CSV

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Last updated on 17 October 2022

Yes, it’s possible to use a CSV to bulk attach assets to your Shopify products. That means you won’t need to attach them individually. But you will need to have more than 50 assets to attach to use this feature.

Important instructions for the CSV

All assets are automatically linked to the products via the SKU. Please ensure everything is spelt correctly, otherwise, the asset will not connect to the product.

  • SKU – This is your stock-keeping unit. You can assign a unique code (SKU) to each product & variant on the Shopify product page
  • Asset name – This is the name of the asset. You must include the file extension! Example – filename.mp4

The assets that you add in the blue columns will connect to the SKU that is on the same row in the orange column.

You can only use the CSV feature if you have 50 assets or above. You will need to manually attach the assets if you are attaching lower than 50.

The assets connect to the products via the SKU. Please note – 500 maximum rows per CSV. If you have more than 500 rows, please create a separate CSV.

What if I want to attach multiple assets to one product?

If you want to attach multiple assets to a single product/variant, just create another row and add the same SKU, and then add the new asset name beside it. Example below:

example of the same sku and file

How to do it

Step 1 – Upload your assets if you haven’t

You will need to upload all of your assets to Downloadable Digital Assets.

  1. Go to “Assets”
  2. Click the “Upload new asset” button
  3. Click the “Add files” button or drag and drop the files into the box.
upload files to app

Step 2 – Fill in the CSV template

Make a copy of this CSV template, and then input:

  • Your product SKUs
  • Your asset names

The assets connect to the products via the SKU. Please note – 500 maximum rows per CSV. If you have more than 500 rows, please create a separate CSV.

IMPORTANT – you need to make sure that the “Asset name” and “Product SKU” are spelt correctly otherwise it will fail. Also, it is crucial that you include the file extension (eg. .mp4) in the asset name.

You can only use the CSV feature if you have 50 assets or above. You will need to manually attach the assets if you are attaching lower than 50.

Step 3 – Send us the CSV

Then send us the completed CSV so we can import it for you. We will be in touch as soon as we have imported it.

Let us know if you get stuck, and we will help you.

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