Manage PIM assets

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Assets are the images and files you need to sell your products and categories. You can assign assets to products and publish from Optimizely Product Information Management (PIM) to your website.

  • Import many digital assets at one time.
  • Organize and manage your digital assets in a central location.
  • Assign digital assets to products and categories.
  • Identify digital assets with missing data or associations.

See also How product data appears to customers for details about the Optimizely Configured Commerce storefront view.

Best practices

To find and assign assets, organize your asset folders based on product templates, categories, or brands.

If you have assets with file names matching product data, like the product number, you can use this to auto-assign the assets during import.

Here are some tips for the Assets section:

  • Use the Assets left panel to filter, locate, or organize assets into folders. You can also view uncategorized assets not included in any folders.
  • View the assets in a gallery or list format.
  • Click Filter to narrow the list of assets.
  • Drag and drop assets into the upload area of the Assets list page, or click Browse. Click Import to use advanced options.
  • Store assets without assigning them to a product.
  • Use the following file types:
    • Excel (.xls, xlsx)
    • Word (.doc, .docx)
    • Images (.png, .jpg, .gif)
    • Zip, (.zip)
    • PDF (.pdf)
    • Text (.txt)
    • Other standard file types

The PIM supports metadata by asset type, including:

  • All Assets
    • Type
    • Tags
    • Location in Hierarchy/Node
  • Images
    • Name (unique)
    • Description
    • URL
    • File Format
    • Dimensions
    • Alt Text
  • Documents and other assets
    • Name (unique)
    • Display Name
    • Description
    • File Format
    • URL
    • Language

Example of importing and assigning assets for Faucets:

  1. Click AssetsImport.
  2. Search your file directory for kitchen faucet assets, select them, and click Open.
  3. Select Kitchen Faucets for the destination folder.
  4. Leave Languages blank if you only have assets in English.
  5. Leave the Overwrite Files toggle off because this is your first upload.
  6. Add kitchen, faucet, and ShinyFaucets tags and a prefix of KITCHEN.
  7. Click Process to complete the asset import, then repeat these steps for Bathroom faucet assets.