What is kitting and bundling?
Kitting and bundling is the ability to create Listings that are made up of various components. These various components each track inventory, and the combination of inventory determines the final amounts available for sale. As your Listings sell, the components will be continuously updated and recalculate inventory for the Listings.
Kitting and Bundling Terminology
Kitting / Bundling - Keeping track of items at the component level.
Master Listing / Master SKU - The final listing that ends up for sale on a channel. In the picture above, that is the WEEKENDER-BUNDLE-3, and the WEEKENDER-FOR-2. The Master SKU is the unique identifier for this Listing.
Component / Component SKU - The items that make up a Master Listing. Each Component SKU will have a quantity that is tracked independently.
Kit Recipe - The items and quantities that go into a Master Listing. For example, the Kit Recipe for WEEKENDER-FOR-2 above is 2x WEEKENDER-BAG, and the Kit Recipe for WEEKENDER-BUNDLE-3 is 3x WEEKENDR-BAG.
Enabling Kitting and Bundling
Kitting and Bundling can be enabled for any Listing Mirror user! You can find this by going to Profile>Business Settings and enable "Advanced Inventory", then click 'save preferences.'
How does "bundling" differ from "kitting"?
The difference between kitting and bundling is the products. If a listing is a combination of different items, we'd call that a "kit". If it is more than one of the same item, we'd call that a "bundle".
Using an example similar to the luggage above, you can bundle together 3 large suitcases and sell them as one SKU, at a discount - this will encourage customers to purchase more. It's easier for the customer to order and easier for you to fulfill that order and now you've sold 3 items where you might have only sold one or two before.