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.
Zack Tidwell Electroninks Writeables commented
We have orders coming from multiple locations including paper POs. Shipstation is the only system that every order flows directly through. Being able to utilize that as an inventory system would be huge. However, we too have bundles and packs that are unable to be properly tracked currently. If it was possible to have product 'x' and 'y' as tracked inventory, and product 'z' that isn't tracked but instead subtracts from 'x' and 'y', that would be super beneficial.
Vivian Ho AlgaeCal Inc. commented
this is important for our inventory management and we would love an update on when/if this will be a possibility in the near future
Lauren - Choice 1 Fulfillment commented
We currently have 2 customers who sell variety packs online. The order comes in and the SKU is for the variety. We know what the pack is and pull each individual piece from stock. At the end of the day i pull the inventory reports which are now not correct as i had to pull stock to fill the variety packs. I then manually go through the orders figure out how many variety packs we sold and adjust the inventory manually. It is a HUGE pain and a very time consuming job that i am paying someone to do. If SS offered bundles assembly kits that would remove the inventory from specific sku's that would be most helpful!
Brad Lunt GOATGuns commented
Has anything been done on this?? This is a MUST have for me, I currently use an App 'Bundle Kits' on Shopify but I am planning to use Shipstation to keep track of inventory for other 3rd party and all inventory management...
Hoping they have done something about this.
Nicholas Shum Commerce Labs commented
Here's an example of a situation where this feature is needed:
-We are selling this particular SKU: ITEM-4PACK on Store A, and using FBA to fulfill orders
-At this time we find that we have run out of stock for ITEM-4PACK in FBA, but we still have stock for ITEM-1PACK (same product, but in single quantities instead of a pack of 4)
-What I would wish to do here is first set the Fulfillment SKU of the ITEM-4PACK to ITEM-1PACK within Shipstation
-Next I would want to create a new automation rule that for every order of ITEM-4PACK from Store A, we adjust the order quantity to 4 times that of the original order
-End Result: 1 order of ITEM-4PACK from Store A gets translated as 4 orders of ITEM-1PACK for FBA to fulfill
Seconding this. This would aleviate a huge headache for us.
Viktor Grabovskyy commented
All of my votes are used up, though this is a close second in terms of priority. Very crucial to inventory management.
Should be really easy...same as "masking a sku" .... create a new sku with the product bundle, then add the inventory item to the sku to deduct. So, if there are 3 items, it will deduct all 3 from that one master sku. We really need this function as 30% of our products are bundles.
Yes, this is very crucial to many businesses and I too believe that this would allow better inventory management.
Karen Tinsley-Sroka My Scratch Offs commented
Is it possible to combine products or have something similar to the parent SKU where the system knows if a product is purchased in a quantity of 50 and we only carry it in a pack of 25, to remove 2 packs of 25?
Mike Mosie DFW Dental Supplies commented
I have seen this option on other platforms where it is functional and working really good with the inventory and all other market places. The platform is seller cloud. we can give the shippers the ability to use the marketplace identifier and build a parent product that has the children under it which are the individual inventory items which can be sold separately as well.
i believe shipstation has already developed such concept where you can have a parent product and the children already, the simple change would be the ability to link to the inventory as well as being able to link to the marketplace product identifier.
Robert Patton SHEATH commented
Same desire for this to be implemented.
All you have to do is create one more step during the process of combining a group of SKUs.
The option could be called a "quantity" combination, combining two or more SKUs would have the option to assign an integer to the children SKUs. Thus to sync your 2/3/4/5/n packs to your singles, you would combine the SKUs and assign an integer to the each of the children SKUs as it relates to the parent. Thus the system will know to multiply the sale by the integer provided by the merchant, deducting the proper amount from the inventory.
Jim Sliva D'Adamo Personalized Nutrition commented
Has there been any update on this? This would be a great feature!
MIRZA JAVAID STURGIS MIDWEST INC commented
A product SKU in ShipStation needs the ability to be marked as a 'Kit' (same as an item can be a Parent or Variant) and by being a 'Kit', it knows it's maximum inventory quantity is that of the lowest-stocked component, and if any of the Kits pieces are 0, the kit itself can't be made of course and will drop to zero as well. We ship patch sets, seat pads, amongst a few other things, and when we want to fulfill two different types of a seat or patch, that get sold as a set, we are just working around it painstakingly.
I wish I could vote for this a billion times.
Mike Mai MPress commented
does anyone know any inventory management system can do that? I need a service that can do that know?
Titus Anderson Notgrass Company commented
We sell product bundles and individual items, but only stock items individually. It would be great if a bundle SKU (or parent SKU) could be automatically separated into individual SKUs (or child SKUs) so that the pick list reflected the individual items we have in stock.
yes we sell lots of bundles and are faced with the same challenge with inventory control
Jason Guarino Island Jay commented
We need the ability to track product bundle kids. So if someone orders a WIDGET BUNDLE, which is a quantity 1 of WIDGET A & qty 1 of WIDGET B, it subtracts the inventory accordingly.
Daniel T. (Warehouse 18) commented
@ShipStation - Any update on this?