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.
Chris Figueroa DJ STAGE GEAR commented
+1 We are a company that sells car audio speakers in pairs, fours, and bundles and we could really benefit from this functionality in shipstation. Adding the ability to bundle products would alleviate the issues we've been having with inventory and invoicing. Thanks in advance.
A Bakas Foxelli commented
need a solution for this one... pls
Until Shipstation adds this feature, this is how we currently handle bundles.
From within ShipStation products, we use the "warehouse location" as a field to list the components fo the bundle. It works nicely since the warehouse location field appears on the picklist and we adjusted the packing slip to also show warehouse location in bold. We have been doing it this way for 2-3 years. It is a good workaround.
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Nate McCurdy Notgrass Company commented
We sell bundles with a parent SKU made up of 4 individual SKUs. We do not stock the bundles and need the Pick List to reflect the individual SKUs. We are using BigCommerce, which also does not have a way to divide a bundle into the individual SKUs.
Paul Jean Oodi commented
I have the same problem. We manufacture our own products but we pre-make many of the pieces which work for multiple items. It would be nice if when the product sold I can remove it from the inventory of all products that contain the same 'pieces'.
Yes please, this would make life much easier. Compatibility between pick list and bundles, deducting inventory from individual items that are part of a kit. Or some other similar solution. The apps provided to handle bundles on shopify are sloppy at best. This SKU -> these items.
Angela Stewart Ladybug Press commented
We sell our cards in bundles and a wholesale level so a bundle includes: six each of 6 different cards
The bundle has a sku and each of the cards has a sku.
Hi! Bundles and Kits are product types that we at ShipStation are always looking into implementing, however they present a unique hurdle in how products import from our varying partners. Basically, there's no "one size fits all" approach we could do for making bundles or kits for ShipStation products. Moreover, the only way that bundled items/kits can be supported from all of our integrations is for each item to be considered "one line item". These two factors make support for bundled items something that require a lot of research.
We thank you for your patience as we continue to look into how to overcome this hurdle and allow for bundled items/kit support within ShipStation. And keep providing your feedback!
Mike Mosie DFW Dental Supplies commented
This idea represented in 2012 and last year 2017 start reviewing this idea. Please keep us posted on when this is going to be implemented? it is very important to our business model to have such feature in place to manage our inventory on shipstation.
Szymon Kosinski Melchyor commented
Hi, I use shipstation to track my inventory. I would like that when the bundled unit sells the inventory would automatically adjust level of the two (or more) products that are part of the one that sold. I know that I can use alias function to automatically adjust another product level when a specific product sells, but I could not find alias for bundles of products. It would be great to have such option. Agree with previous comments.
It would greatly help us if SS could deduct inventory from several different products when one SKU is ordered.
I.E.: "SKU-A" is made of products "X," "Y," and "Z." When a customer orders SKU-A, Ship Station could automatically remove an X, Y, and Z simultaneously from our inventory.
This would help when selling different bundles or kits that each include common parts/products.
Infinite Product Solutions 2 commented
Can I get an ETA of when this option will be available? It's really important to be able track linkable assets. Please let me know.
William Buckley Long Beach Surgical commented
We think it would be helpful if we had the option to display the skus and quantities of the Kit components (skuvault) on the packing slips. We sometimes use the packing slips to pick the order, and that would save us time from having to look up what the Kit components are.
Infinite Product Solutions commented
With inventory challenges becoming more unique and specific, its really important to be able to create kits and import products from the sale channels.
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.