Support Kitted products / Create "Bill of Goods" / Update Inventory for Kits
A lot of the SKU's we sell are actually kits of several different items bundled together (example - 200 current comic book bags and boards). Given the current limitations of eBay/Amazon/Shipstation, we are forced to create mutant SKU's for kits like that (for example, this SKU might be something like 2-PACKS-CUR / 2-PACKS-BBCUR, which means 2 packs of current bags and 2 packs of current boards). This isn't the best way to sell kitted items. Most good inventory systems allow you to create a "bill of goods" that will show up underneath a kit SKU. For example, this would show the master SKU (200-CUR-B/B or something) and underneath it would show each line item in the kit separately (2x CUR on one line, and 2x BBCUR on another). This makes it much easier for order pickers who are unfamiliar with the product to pick pack and ship orders. If ShipStation could implement something like this, it would really help.
We here at RockTape would love this! The only thing I can think to do is either change the name of the product to contain what's in the kit or assign a specific packing list that reflects what's in the kit. It won't really be listed on the pick list but at least it will show up during pack out and the customer will see exactly what they should be receiving.
Exact same story as Kevin at Auction,
Even if we could just do Multiples as a first step.
Meaning 2packs and 3packs of the same SKU.
Which you already support when someone buys two.
To explain, If someone buys two pieces on eBay I can send it straight to FBA
Yet if they buy one of my "2pks" I can't!
This has to be a simple fix.
Multiple SKUs would be awesome too but that is probably more complicated!
I'm surprised this is not a feature of ShipStation yet. I have been impressed with the program since we started using it. It's powerful, functional, and I can leave work without a headache from stressing about shipping all of our orders out with sub-par technologies.
Adding a function like this would only increase the love I have for ShipStation and make my international shipping a breeze when it comes to customs agencies.
Please consider the viability of this function for all of us who sell items in a "kit" format!
Kevin at Auction Moguls commented
I sell bundles of individual items on eBay and fulfill them through FBA. It would very helpful to be able to have a sku "split" and push the order to FBA, ordering the individual items.
The FBA piece in ShipStation works very well....it's something a small business like mine couldn't afford 10 years ago. I love the time savings, especially not having to babysit my email 24/7 to manually update tracking numbers. My kit sales are only a small piece of what I do, if it could be further automated my (ecommerce) life would be complete :-)
Marc @ MuirSkate commented
Agreed. This would be very helpful.