A Bundle is a new entry in your inventory comprised of existing Items. Like a dish comprised of multiple ingredients or a buy one, get one free deal with two products included.
1. Creating Components/Ingredients
- Before you create a Bundle, you must first create the components/ingredients of the bundle as Items in the Inventory section of Shopventory.
— NOTE: Shopventory does support partial quantities on inventory. So if you only have .758 of an item, you can put that quantity into inventory.—
- We recommend indicating what unit of measurement you'll be using in the Variant Name. This will make it easier to build your bundles:
- SKU and Barcode numbers are always optional. Prices can be set to zero since prices and taxes will be added when building the Bundle.
- Calculating Costs per unit of your ingredients will allow you to accurately track your margins on bundled items.
- Go through and create an entry for each component/ingredient.
2. Creating a New Bundle
(A Separate Item and Variant consisting of Existing inventory)
Once all components have been created as new items, you can begin to put them together in Bundles.
- Go to the Inventory section and there, you will see the Bundles button:
- This is where we can create a new Item consisting of the ingredients/components we just created in inventory.
For users in the new item panel Beta, you will be taken to the regular product creation page, just convert the product into a Bundle in the Variants and Defaults options:
See for yourself!
- Shopventory will automatically calculate the costs and quantities available in stock for Bundles so no need for complicated math!
- Quantities of Bundles are based on the quantities of the components. They cannot be set directly. If the quantity doesn't seem right, check the quantity in stock for each of your components (in the Items & Variants list) and the quantities you've set to define the "recipe" for the bundle (as shown above).
- All Bundles will now display in the Bundles page and be pushed out to your POS (Point Of Sale) automatically. They will appear to your POS like any other Item. Shopventory does the magic in the background!
- You can always edit or delete bundles from the Bundles page. Adjustments you make to quantities of components in the 'Inventory' tab will reflect in the available bundle quantities.