How Do I Create a Kit Product?
Posted by Karl Ciz on 03 Jul 2013 17:29
Last Modified by Hayley McCafferty on 24 Feb 2016 12:00
How to create a Kit Product
Before you create a component product, you should ensure that you have created the child products. To create a simple product, follow the tutorial found HERE.
To create the component product, begin in the same way you create simple products, by going to:
‘Products’ > ‘Manage Products’ > ‘+ New Product’
Enter your own SKU Code for the kit product (If you do not add your own SKU Code here, StoreFeeder will automatically generate one) and then the name of the product. Leave the product type as ‘Simple’.
Then click ‘Create’.
You will then be shown the Product Page for this item, where you can add various information as you would for a normal product creation.
Now we need to specify the component parts for the kit product. To do this, click on the ‘Additions and Swaps’ button in the left menu.
Here you build up the ‘Kit Product’ with its component parts.
To do this you simply type the SKU Code of the component products into the ‘Product Addition’ field. Once you start typing you will be shown auto fill options. Select the correct SKU and then add the quantity to add to the kit in the ‘Qty’ field.
You then need to make a couple of ‘logic’ selections for the kit, which should be decided based on the way that your business is run.
‘Delete Original Product From Order?’ - This option, when switched to ‘No’, will mean that the Kit Product is removed from the Picking & Packing sheets that StoreFeeder creates, meaning the warehouse staff only see the component products on the picking sheets for the orders. Likewise, when this function is switched to ‘Yes’ the component products are not shown on the despatch note, only the Kit Product.
‘Update Kit Product Inventory’ - This option should be turned to ‘Yes’ if you require the Kit Products inventory to be updated by its component products inventory levels and in reverse, i.e. the component parts inventory is updated when a kit product is ordered. It is advisable to have to have this switched to ‘Yes’.
After completing all these fields, click ‘Add’ on the right to add the component to the product.
This will now show in the 'Components Products' section.
You can then repeat these steps to build up the Kit Product with all its component products.
Once these are all added, navigate back to the 'General' tab and click the ‘Save’ button and your Kit Product is now created and the stock will be showing the lowest component inventory level on the ‘Manage Products’ page (as shown in the ‘StoreFeeder Inventory’) and is ready for mapping to listings or creating a new channel listing.
As an example:
A festival camping kit could be sold comprising of a tent, rucksack and sleeping bag, for £29.99, sold at a lower rate if the customer orders all 3 items as a ‘kit’ but all of the component parts are also available for sale as individual items with individual prices and stock levels within StoreFeeder.
So we would have 4 products on StoreFeeder:
**The stock level of the KIT1 - Festival Camping Kit SKU is controlled by the inventory levels of its lowest component parts, so in the example above the stock level would be 10, i.e. the stock level of the TENT1 - 2 Man Tent SKU.
The kit product will be treated as a product in its own right that can be listed in all the normal ways that a simple product can. StoreFeeder will automatically adjust the stock of all of the component products that make up the kit product whenever an order is placed or returned.
So in our example, if 1 x Kit Product is ordered, the stock levels for the component products will adjust to 9, 14 and 11 respectively and the kit product will now show as 9 available.
Likewise, if a component part is ordered, the kit product inventory level will adjust if this now becomes the lowest inventory level of the component parts.
So in our example, if someone orders 4 x Red Sleeping Bags, the stock level for the Kit Product will reduce to 8 in line with the new inventory level for the Sleeping Bag.
To view a short Video explaining this visually please click HERE.