Akeneo app: Image hotfolder

What does the Image Hotfolder for Akeneo do?

The Image Folder App is the perfect tool for anyone looking for a simple and efficient way to import images into Akeneo via scheduled tasks. This app allows you to effortlessly bring in images from external sources or drop files directly into our drop zone. After importing, the files are neatly organized so you can easily see which imports were successful and where problems occurred, complete with detailed explanations of the failed imports.

The benefits of our Akeneo Image hotfolder app

  • Easy Integration: Pull simple images from external sources or drop them directly into the drop zone.
  • Organized Files: After import, files are neatly organized, so that you can easily get an overview.
  • Detailed feedback: A clear explanation is given for failed import actions, so you know exactly what went wrong.
  • Flexible import strategies: Choose from different methods to import images, such as file names, drop zone metadata files.

More Benefits

  • Support for Various File Storage: The app supports both SFTP protocol and S3 object storage for image retrieval
  • Consistency in Product Information: Ensure all product information, including images, is consistent and up-to-date across all sales channels.
  • Efficiency in Teamwork: Collaborative features allow different teams, such as marketing, sales and product management, to work together seamlessly, accelerating the time-to-market of products.
  • Improved Customer Experience: By using high-quality and relevant product images, you improve the online shopping experience for your customers, which can lead to higher conversion rates and customer satisfaction.

How does the Akeneo Image hot folder work?

The app is very easy to use.

  1. Choose your Import Strategy:
    • Use a specific pattern in the file name or folder structure.
    • Use a metadata file that details file paths, product identification, and attribute associations.
    • Or simply drag the images to the drop zone.
  2. Set the File Storage Source:
    • Establish a connection within the app to indicate the location from which images should be extracted.
  3. Configure Tasks to Need:
    • The app offers three configurable tasks: pulling images from the hot folder, working with a metadata file, or using the drop zone.

Optimize your e-commerce strategy: The power of Akeneo PIM and Image Folder App

In the digital age we live in today, it is essential for companies to manage their product information efficiently and effectively. This is where Akeneo PIM and the Image Folder App play a crucial role. Together they provide a powerful solution for managing your product data and digital assets, resulting in a streamlined workflow and improved product presentations.

The importance of high-quality product images cannot be underestimated. They play a key role in your customers’ decision-making processes. The Image Folder App simplifies the process of importing and managing these images within Akeneo, allowing you to ensure that your products are always presented with the most up-to-date and attractive visuals.

In a competitive market, it is crucial to maintain an edge by maintaining efficient processes and high quality standards. By integrating the Image Folder App into your Akeneo PIM system, you take an important step in strengthening product information management and optimizing the e-commerce strategy. This will not only improve internal efficiency, but also have a positive impact on how your products are perceived and experienced by your customers.

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