A Bundle is a new entry in your inventory comprised of existing Products. 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 Products in the Inventory section of Shopventory.
— NOTE: Shopventory does support partial quantities on inventory. So if you only have .758 of an product, 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 products.
- Go through and create an entry for each component/ingredient.
2. Creating a New Bundle
(A Separate Product and Variant consisting of Existing inventory)
Once all components have been created as new products, you can begin to put them together in Bundles.
- Go to the Inventory section and Create a new Product. Then, 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 Products & Variants list) and the quantities you've set to define the "recipe" for the bundle (as shown above).
- Bundles will be designated with an icon on your Products & Variants page and be pushed out to your POS (Point Of Sale) automatically. They will appear to your POS like any other Product. Shopventory does the magic in the background!
- You can always edit or delete bundles from the Edit Product panel. Adjustments you make to quantities of components will be reflected in the available bundle quantities.
- You can use the Filters on the Products & Variants page to "Show bundles only"