📦 Bundles explained - How to create and setup bundles
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What is a bundle?
A bundle is used when you want the inventory of a product to be automatically calculated from the inventory of another product or a group of products.
Let's say you are selling Coffee Mugs in packs of 2, 4, and 6. The inventory of these packs is dependent on the number of single Coffee mugs.
If you have 100 Individual Coffee Mugs, you can sell at most
- 50 Packs of 2
- 25 Packs of 4
- 16 Packs of 6
Once you define the bundles and their components in Sumtracker, the inventory of bundles is auto calculated based on the inventory of it's components.
You cannot modify the inventory of a bundle directly. If you change the inventory of any of the component of a bundle, the inventory of the bundles is auto calculated in real time.
This bundle can appear on your store like this (based on how you've set it up on your store)
How to create bundles in Sumtracker?
The bundle product must already exist on your online store, with a SKU added on the listing.
To create the bundle, open Bundles Page from sidebar and click on +Add New Bundle.
You need to select the Bundle Product's SKU on top. And all the components that make up the bundle in the form below.
You can have as many components in a bundle as you want. The stock of bundle is automatically calculated based on the available stock of the components.
Video tutorial on how to create bundles
Explanation with Screenshots
The bundle that you are selling must be listed as a product or variant on your store.
Step 1 - Bundle product must be listed on your store
Let's say you are selling a bundle of 2 Indoor plants. This bundle must be created as a product or variant on your store. Below is a screenshot from Listings page on Shopify.
Step 2 - In Sumtracker, Click on Add New Bundle from Bundles List Page
Step 3 - Add Bundle Product and its Component Products
Add the bundle product, its components and save the form
Step 4 - Check Bundles List for overview
You can check all the Bundles created in the system on the Bundles list page.
Examples of bundles
If you get any orders of a bundle, the respective quantities of the components will be reduced.
If you get any orders of the components directly or through other bundles, Sumtracker will re-calculate how many bundles you can fulfill and update on your store.
Bundles can be imported in bulk using csv files, check the help doc from the related articles section below.