The store has set a limit as to the number of items you can showcase within the On-Line Mall. The maximum number is shown as "Max. Mall Items" in the "Maintenance" section.
Below the "Store Info" section is the beginning of your items that you may add or edit. The following is a brief description of each field.
Full Size Photo URL: Type in the URL where your full size image is stored on the web. Most ISP's give their customers web space and instructions how to upload your photos. Type in the URL without the "http://".
If you are unable to obtain web space from your ISP please contact the store for an alternative method.
And... here's an alternative: http://www.tripod.lycos.com/ gives 25 MB of free web space. This is enough to hold 250 large photos and if you are good at making efficient photos (photos that aren't neccessarily visibly small but those that dont use lots of memory) then you could get 1000's of photos in this space. A typical large photo should be less than 50K in size. If you need more space, open another account.
Go to http://www.tripod.lycos.com/, signup, and start uploading. I just did it two seconds ago and it is that easy. The hard part is figuring out the URL. So here's a step by step way to do it:
1) Take pictures of your product or find pictures of your product on the web. If you find pictures of your product on the web make sure it is OK for you to use them (in other words, we do not encourage copyright violations). Put the photo (jpeg or gif file) on your hard disk.
2) Open up a Lycos/Tripod account
3) Lycos will allow you to upload right away. Locate your photo using their BROWSE button, select your photo, and hit the upload button. In a minute or two (depending on the size of the photo's file) you will get a confirmation that the upload is finished. Lycos/Tripod gives you a list of files in your directory.
4) Click on the uploaded image name listed and a new window should pop up with that image in it. In the Address field (near the top of your screen) you will see the URL. It should look something like: http://yourname.tripod.com/yourfile.jpg. Copy this.
5) Assuming you did step 4 correctly you can go to your Dealer Page and "Paste" the link into the image URL field. Be sure to erase the http:// at the beginning of the link.
A typical thumbsize jpeg is 3.7K in size. I can fit 6,756 of these in 25 MB. A good full size photo would probably be 16 times bigger (4X on a side) and 25MB would hold 422 of these.
Thumbsize Photo URL: Works the same way as above except allows you to display a smaller image for the customers to preview. Allows faster downloads, too. You may use the Full Size Photo URL but it will be reduce to 100 X 100 pixels and may present a distorted view.
Description: Type in whatever description you please. Dont make it too wordy, though. This is a good place to put in KEYWORDS to help customers find your merchandise.
Will U Customize? Simple YES or NO will do but feel free to elaborate as needed.
Price: Isn't this obvious? Don't include the dollar sign ($). Just use the format XX.xx (dollars and cents).
Weight: Just give us a rough idea. To keep things simple just use pounds.
Dimensions: Again, just give us a rough idea. The customer pays for shipping and this information will help the customer estimate shipping costs. Size and Weight is what is needed and rough estimates will be useful.
FOB Location: This is a possible location from which the merchandise will ship from. The idea is to give the customer a choice to either pick it up at the store, have it shipped from the store, or, if you're able, have it shipped from your location which could make a difference in shipping costs for the customer. Please enter the information in the format "CITY, STATE, ZIP" in any letter case.