Support for Bundled Products / Update Inventory for Bundles
We have a few websites that sell products to wholesalers. For example we will sell a case of a single SKU. Each case has 12 units. It would be nice if SS could allow us to setup virtual bundles that deducted multiple units of a single SKU.
Scott Aulds Emissary Ventures, LLC commented
I would like to see this as well, with support for the individual items in the bundle to be able to have their own Customs information. Currently, we have to add the extra items to each order manually
We've been patiently waiting for Shipstation to come around and support this functionality. Our primary product is a 5 piece card table and chair set that ships in two boxes. Why should I pay HUGE amounts of money for a third party app that just complicates my workflow and costs my company money. We just need Shipstation to support bundles/kits. You wouldn't believe the headache we have to go through just to ship these products (No package set automation is available, so you can't say "For this product ship in these two boxes"). Not to mention the inability to have multiple packages on Amazon Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP) orders that must use Amazon's Buy Shipping service. It's really frustrating for capable software to Almost do what you need it to.
Nathan Russell Sloth Steady commented
Sometimes we sell things as a SET.
It would be one SKU created for a SET that pulls from 2-3 different other SKUs.
Right now there are no Groups, Kits, or Sets settings on ShipStation
Paul Krawitz SHOP VISIVITE commented
The ability to map child items for bundled codes could be readily done using metafields. Shopify has many apps that can do this. Sad that SS can't handle.
Web Team Banyan Botanicals commented
A relatively simple solution for your developers to implement that I imagine might work relatively well for people is to allow people to configure their kits inside of ShipStation so that they only really affect the pick ticket. Everywhere else, inside and upstream of ShipStation, kit items would look like a single product.
Our work around:
We use GroovePacker integrated with Shipstation. GroovePacker support this functionality and it allows us to work around this missing feature relatively well, but it would still be nice for us if the pick ticket from ShipStation could also include the sub-items of the kit.
This would be game-changing. We can't use ShipStation for inventory right now, because all of our products are built out into various pack sizes from the master. We can't use Shipstation because we don't pre-build our packs. If we would be able to bundle and track master cases into the kitted packs, we could get rid of an entire system and streamline for our clients
Marilyn Ramirez The Foggy Dog commented
This says "Planned"...but hasn't moved since 2017 and the idea was originally suggested over 7 years ago in 2012. When is this supposed to launch?
Papermotion The Developer Union commented
Yes please! We need to split incoming orders that have a single SKU but represent a multipack, this will help us with inventory management in a big way.
(ie) [SKU: Buy 1 Get 1], [QTY: 2]
As a single line item.
This could be massively helpful in instance of preparing for the needed additional inventory as well as counting the proper numbers coming out of inventory.
How has this been 7 years and still no progress? Packs/bundles are so common in retail, this should have been a built-in feature from the start.
We've almost 10,000 products and at least a third of those have sub-SKUs which are composed of kits/packs/bundles. It's tedious having to manually account for those on each order, day in and day out.
There's also another feedback suggestion which is same concept with 200+ votes. That should be merged with this, which easily makes it the #2 most requested ShipStation feature.
PLEASE add this feature! Bundled sets help us sell more products, but at the cost of losing our ability to inventory accurately.
You have my votes. We will move away from ship station by EOY if this is not implemented. How does SS offer inventory management, but then if we have a basic multi-pack? It basically renders the inventory management functionality useless for our needs, and create a ton of work outside of the system to ensure multi-packs are picked and consumed from inventory correctly.
hurry up with this!!!! we need to have bundle inventory management working in SS. I have many "systems" / "kits" that are made up of SKUS that I need to track. the only work around at this moment is to prebuild these kits so I can store inventory that way... huge pain in the &%$#
ShipStation does not support/have functionality for at this time. All product/SKU data will be 1:1 in terms of how it's presented to ShipStation as well for the native inventory solution. We have ShipStation linked to our website that we place our orders in and a few select items are a group, but have separate SKUs that need to be pulled from ShipStation inventory. Having to manual do this with so many items, it causes more incorrect inputs and more difficulty for our customers to be able to order what they are wanting properly. I could see this helping multiple businesses, and a great way to help insure less mistakes for businesses.
+1 This is a really important feature and a great use of developer's time - huge value created, with a fairly simple implementation.
Vivian Allen commented
This is a great idea and very needed. The pick list and the packing slip would include everything needed to ship the order.
Ross Martin Foxx Mount commented
This would be a great value-add for my business as well. I sell a product that comes as a kit of configurable options, and it would be a lot more convenient to have the individual items broken out on the packing list, rather than having to manually account for the bits and pieces.
Brynne Overton Materia Collective LLC commented
Any update as to whether this will be added? It's been several years since the idea was proposed.
I would like to see the possibility of bundled product. Right now, if we create a bundle of items under one SKU, we have to look at another list to see what is in that particular bundle. As the individual items within the bundle do not show up on the pick list; it becomes more time consuming to pick our orders and creates more opportunity for error because we can't check off our pick list for each item that we are picking. We sell these items as individual units, but if our customers order a bundle, they receive a discount. The following is an example of what I would like to see:
Sample Kit #1 7000XXXXXXXX
All sold under the mother sku and showing up on the pick list. This would really streamline our picking process and eliminated time spent looking at various lists to determine what is contained within a particular bundle.
Laurie Barker SLSHOP commented
+1 for Bundle, BOM, Bill of Goods Support :-)