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Drag & Drop

You don't need a separate FTP program to send image files, indiviudally or in bulk. We have recently added a Drag & Drop option to upload photos via your BiblioDirect bookseller tools! We're still using your Biblio FTP account login to do so, but you don't have to enter your FTP login separately, or use separate FTP software.

Note that your image files must be named to match your book numbers exactly when uploded via FTP. For example, a photo for your book record or sku number 123 should be named either 123.JPG or 123.jpg. Click here to try it out (you will need to be logged into your BiblioDirect bookseller account for the link to work):

Drag & Drop Book Images

To get to that page from your menu, click on the Inventory tab and choose Upload Photos by drag drop. You will also see a link to that on the Upload listings page under Bulk Uploading Photos?

Please note, uploading of folders is currently not supported for all browsers. You can open the folder on your computer, select all or several of the image files, and drag them all at once.

If you have image files in that folder which you have already uploaded, no worries! It never hurts to upload an image file more than once, as long as the image file names and book numbers have not changed.

Please note that after you have added images one at a time or in bulk via FTP, it can still take one to three hours before you will see the images updated in search.

Standard FTP uploading:

To bulk upload book photos or listings to Biblio via FTP, you can use your Biblio FTP account login and an FTP client or program. Click here for more information about a recommended FTP client. 

A Biblio FTP account was automatically set up for you when you submitted your application to sell books through Biblio. To view and/or change the login for your Biblio FTP account, use the Upload settings link in your bookseller menu.

After your image files have been named to exactly match your inventory numbers, simply place them in an open space in your FTP directory (do not place the image files inside of any other folders within your Biblio FTP directory), and our system will pick them up within about 24 hours.

You can upload folders full of image files this way, rather than individual image files. You can even upload a whole folder full of images each time you add new image files to the folder, even if that means you are re-uploading images. There is no harm in repeatedly uploading book photos. As long as the inventory numbers still match up with the image file names, images will be associated with the correct listings. You can even leave images for sold books in the folder you upload. If our system cannot find an active listing to associate with that image file, it will simply ignore it.

You may enclose all images in ZIP files (compressed files) as well, as long as the zipped files/folders do not expand into subfolders.

We also have options for uploading multiple photos for each book by FTP!

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