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.
This seems similar to our idea that go integrated with:
please give this idea some votes as well.
Wonder if it this could be accomplished through automation rules? If SKU = x, then deduct 1 from inventory of SKU y.
Just a thought. I look back often to see if this has reached approval. We're growing and inventory is really becoming a challenge. It makes most sense to handle inventory through Shipstation.
BUMP. I really need Kitting as a feature. Please add ASAP. Thanks!
Matthew Tuttle DrSupps commented
Please add Inventory management support for SKU's that are selling multiples of the same item.
To do this I have a simple yet powerful idea. Shared inventory and Inventory Multipliers.
I have one product that has an amazon listing (SKU) for a single unit, a separate amazon listing (a different SKU) for the same unit sold as a 2-pack, and a third amazon listing also with a unique SKU for the same item sold as a 3-pack.
All 3 of these listings have a shared inventory. So if I have 27 bottles and I have an order for 1 unit of the single package SKU I have 26 bottles left in inventory.
Then I have an order for 2 units of the 2-pack SKU, that's 4 bottles. I now have 22 bottles left in inventory.
Next I have an order 1 unit of the 3-pack SKU, that's 3 bottles. I now left with 19 bottles in inventory.
My answer to this is to have an advanced user defined setting in the Product Details called an Inventory Multiplier.
The Inventory Multiplier is set to 1 by default so that the Qty. of units purchased equals the number of units removed from inventory. This way, no existing listings will change and everything continues to work as normal if the setting is untouched.
Set the Inventory Multiplier to 2 and for every 1 unit of Qty ordered (for each 2-pack ordered), 2 units will be removed from inventory.
Set the Inventory Multiplier to 3 (for a 3-pack) and for each unit of Qty. ordered 3 units will be deducted from inventory.
Qty Ordered x Inventory Multiplier = Units Deducted from Shared Inventory
This feature is absolutely essential to by business. Without this feature we can not track inventory levels of products with separate listings as 6-packs, 12-packs, 2-packs, etc.
I know that Inventory can already be shared between listings now by combining products. So please, this feature needs to be designed in a way so that after 2 or more Products / listings are combined, each SKU / listing need to have it's own seperate, individual Inventory Multiplier.
Please add this essential feature. Thank you
It almost seems like this could be accomplished with automated rules...
then Deduct Inventory, QTY: 1, SKU#DEF
and Deduct Inventory, QTY: 1, SKU#GHI
This would track the original SKU sales and keep parts inventory up to date.
This has been an issue for us for years. Would love if shipstation could be the one to come up with the solution.
Luis Lanz Parts Warehouse Inc commented
We would like for shipstation to add a kit option to the new inventory management. A lot of our Sku's are kits and so we cannot use the inventory management provided, we would like to integrate a way to use the parent SKU that is a kit number and automatically deduct the parts within that kit. For example every time we sell Sku: Kit 1 which contains part A,B,C shipstation will automatically deduct part A,B,C from our inventory. This would allow us to keep better track of our inventory.
Agreed with all. Even a path that would allow one to quickly add SKUs rather than typing them in one by one. Comma separated entry or a click n choose would be a great time savings.
@Amy I agree with you. The thought in creating a separate suggestion was for the title clarity. That was it, probably (obviously) not worth it :)
Good idea, @Amy! We'll be combining the feedback here to a similar idea to make sure we have a single laser focused idea instead of having a few dispersed ones.
Amy Kinder ProTechTrader commented
Strongvote: I agree and want this functionality too, but it may fall under this idea which I think serves this purpose and more. I was thinking votes may be better used there since it has a good backing.
serkan yildiz Northeast Beauty commented
Shipstations native inventory is an amazing solution for multichannel sellers. However i believe very important feature ( bundling) is missing. it needs product bundle ( kit ) option . many sellers are selling bundles and kits with different quantities of different skus and it seems torture that sellers need to adjust quantities manually once bundle items are sold. i attached a picture to give you a better idea to understand it.
in that picture, bundle item contains 2 different skus with 1 qty each. in that example one sku has 49 qty another one has 186 qty so bundle sku shows quantity = 49
once this bundle sells , qty will be lowered for each sku by 1.
please add split apart kit/bundle SKUs into individual component SKUs into inventory feature.
Thanks in advance !
Any update on this? have been waiting since I saw the above comment.
Brett ModProducts LLC commented
I have two sales channels (Shopify and Amazon) and neither have options for kitting. So, we create new SKUs for these kits that we manually break apart to track inventory, which is a nightmare! If we're going to use ShipsStation to track our inventory now it is imperative for it to have the ability to take those SKUs and dissect them into the actual SKUs that they draw from.
This would be excellent to have.. especially with selling on Amazon, we have to cross reference what kit includes what... but if it were automatically associated to print on the packslip, that would be a great time saver for our shipping department!
First, I am giddy with the new inventory features being added to ShipStation. This will be a boon to us, especially during our very intense Holiday season. Thank you for responding to the community and working to expand your device to include it.
I absolutely know this has been brought up in other threads, questions and comments in the forum, but I wanted to create a larger umbrella for it. I also know you have wonderful partners to choose from who do have this capability, specifically StitchLabs. Besides the very large jump in monthly subscription cost, using an additional service does add another tab that must be kept open for workflow. Additionally, there is a lot of redundancy. Hence, my request for ShipStation to incorporate it (hopefully this year).
Specifically, I'm looking for the ability to create a new SKU composed of existing SKUs. When a bundled SKU is ordered, the sub-SKUs inventory would be appropriately updated.
As always, thank you.
Juan Rodriguez Rejuvem commented
I have the same issue, I have a lot of Vitamins that i carry in Amazon, but in a lot of other marketplaces, I sell them in 2 packs and 3 packs and different kinds of bundles. The reason is simple. If it gets sold on Amazon, the FBA shipping is usually around 3 bucks, but if gets sold on Ebay, the shipping is usually around 6 bucks for 1 item, but only a dollar more for each additional, so it makes a lot of sense to sell 2 and 3 packs on Ebay to save on the shipping.
It would be nice to be able to setup a "Kit" of 2, so that when it comes in shipstation will automatically ship a 2PK of something I sold on Ebay as "2" of the item I have sitting on Amazon.
Instead right now, I have to do it manually, then when the item ships go back into shipstation and mark it as shipped with the tracking.
I would like to agree with the need for this feature. Many of our products are value bundles as well. Being able to itemize the packing list would making order picking more accurate and allow higher quality service.
Brett Wakefield nolacajun.com commented
We sell a lot of case products as well as single products. If we could allocate specific skus to be 12 of a certain sku, this would be so helpful. Currently we need to have a case count in inventory and then a separate singles count in inventory and are constantly moving inventory from the case side to the singles side. Allow SKU 111-12 to pull 12 from SKU 111-1 for example.
Another benefit for us would be when shipping a kit internationally. Custom Forms ask for the quantity being shipped and unit value. This means we need to manually adjust each international order that includes a kit, to break it down to it's components and individual values. If SS broke down the kit upon import, this should clear up the problem for us.