Kitting (a.k.a Bundling) is a very powerful feature for inventory management. Let me first tell you what this feature is designed to do.
Let us say you are selling toys. You are selling Superman figures, Batman figures and Ironman figures. But you are also selling a package called “Superhero Dozen”. And let’s say your Superhero Dozen consists of –
- 6 units of the Superman figure
- 4 units of the Batman figure
- 2 units of the Ironman figure
When you ship one unit of the “Superhero Dozen”, you are actually shipping out 6 units of Superman, 4 units of Batman and 2 units of Ironman. And Ordoro will automatically reduce the inventory of child SKUs (child SKUs in this case are the Superman, Batman and Ironman figures) appropriately when you ship out one unit of the parent SKU (parent SKU in this case is the “Superhero Dozen”).
Not only that, Ordoro will look at the stock levels of the child SKUs and calculate a stock level for the parent SKU . For example, let us say you have 60 units of the Superman figure, 60 units of the Batman figure, and 60 units of the Ironman figure. How many “Superhero Dozen” kits (bundles) can you sell?
The correct answer is 10. Based on the child SKU stock levels, you have 10 units of the Superhero Dozen in stock.
Guidelines for creating kits
Ordoro supports single and multi levels kits, and even tracks available kit quantities across multiple warehouses.
1. For example, let’s say you sell a 5 pack of shirts. It includes 1 x-small, 1 small, 1 medium, 1 large, and 1 x-large shirt.
2. You can create a kit with each of those components.
3. You also may sell a 10 pack of shirts. This bundle would include 2 x-small, 2 small, 2 medium, 2 large, and 2 x-large shirts.
– This bundle can be setup two ways.
– It can be setup as two of the 5 pack called a multi-level kit.
– Or you can add each of the individual components individually and change the quantity needed for the kit.
4. You can also create kits across multiple warehouses. Ordoro will automatically track the components spread throughout your multiple warehouses to ensure an accurate quantity of total kits available in each warehouse and the sum on hand across all of them.
How to create kits
Ensure you have all your products in Ordoro – Either by importing from your cart or via CSV import.
- Go to the Products tab. And find the product that will be the kit. In this case, find “Superhero Dozen” and click on it.
- In the product detail page that comes up, go to the section that says Kit Options.
- In the search box in that section, start typing the name (or sku code) of the components of the kit. As you start typing, Ordoro will show you a drop-down that you can select component SKUs from.
- Click on “Edit” next to the “Quantity Needed for Kit”. Specify how many of the component SKUs need to be there in the kit
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 to add more components to the same kit.
- If you make a mistake and want to delete a component, just click on the “trash can” icon on each row
Once you set this up, Ordoro will automatically calculate the quantities of both- the kits and the components accurately and will update them when orders come in, shipments ship out and products are restocked.
You can also setup kitting in bulk using a spreadsheet.
- Goto settings->Data Import->Kits.
- Download the example file : Create-Update Kits-example
- Configure your kits in the spreadsheet.
- Use each row to add a component SKU to a kit SKU and specify the quantity of that component that go into the kit.
- Add additional component SKUs to each kit on a new row.
- Repeat step 3 to add more kits.
- Upload the csv file