Streamlining Image Management with ShopGlu

Ever wondered why some products on Takealot fly off the shelves while others gather dust? It often comes down to one critical factor: image quality.

In e-commerce, high-quality images capture attention, build trust, and ultimately drive sales. For Takealot sellers, mastering the art of product photography can make a huge difference in sales performance. But it’s not just about snapping a few pictures; it’s about meeting strict image requirements to avoid rejection and ensure your products shine.

Understanding these requirements and using tools like ShopGlu can transform your e-commerce strategy.

Understanding Takealot’s Image Requirements

File Formats and Backgrounds

When it comes to uploading product images on Takealot acceptable formats are .jpg/.jpeg and .png. Any deviation from these formats can result in immediate rejection of your product listing.

Additionally, Takealot requires that all product images must have a white background. This rule eliminates any potential distractions and ensures a clean, professional appearance. Transparency in backgrounds is a strict no-go.

Resolution and File Size

Clarity is key in e-commerce imagery. To maintain image clarity, especially when customers zoom in to study details, a minimum resolution of 72 DPI (dots per inch) is required. However, the file size must not exceed 2MB. Larger files can slow down page loading times, which can negatively impact the user experience and your search ranking.

Colour Mode

Consistency in colour representation is vital. Takealot requires all images to be in the sRGB colour mode. This standard colour space ensures that your product colours appear consistent across different devices and screens, reducing the risk of returns due to colour discrepancies.

Image Composition and Aspect Ratio

Proper image composition can make or break your product listing. Takealot stipulates that 85% to 95% of the image frame should be filled with the product. This focus on composition ensures that your product is the star of the image, not dwarfed by empty space.

As for aspect ratios, a nearly square ratio is preferred. Acceptable ratios include 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9, among others. Extreme ratios, such as 8:1, are not permitted and will lead to listing rejections.


The dimensions of your images also play a crucial role. The maximum allowable size for any image dimension is 2048 pixels by 2048 pixels, while the minimum is 600 pixels by 600 pixels. Ensuring your images fall within these size parameters prevents pixelation and ensures that your product is displayed clearly and attractively.

The Importance of High-Quality Images

Enhanced Visibility

In the crowded marketplace of Takealot, standing out is everything. High-quality images:

  • Catch the eye: More effectively than low-resolution or poorly composed ones
  • Improve search ranking: Search engines within the platform favor listings with better images

Customer Trust and Conversion

Trust is the currency of e-commerce. Good images build this trust by:

  • Showing the product clearly and accurately: Customers feel more confident in their purchase decision
  • Increasing conversion rates: Detailed, clear images are more likely to lead to a purchase

Reduced Return Rates

Returns are costly and time-consuming. Accurate product images significantly reduce the likelihood of returns:

  • Meet customer expectations: When customers receive exactly what they expected based on the images, they are less likely to return the item

By meeting Takealot’s strict image requirements and using tools like ShopGlu, you can ensure your products are presented in the best possible light, giving you a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Order Management

Efficient order management is another big advantage of using ShopGlu. By integrating image data into your order management system, ShopGlu helps streamline your operations:

  • Quick access to product images: Directly from order details
  • Reduces errors: Verifying items becomes easier
  • Saves time: Improves accuracy, ensuring customers receive exactly what they ordered

For more information on how ShopGlu can help you manage your Takealot listings, visit our website.

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