The moment you’ve been waiting for is here! By popular demand, Stitch now offers the ability to bundle products within our application, enabling you to track and sell bundles, multi-packs, add-ons and more, just as you would individual inventory items.
We are very excited to continue to offer the most powerful inventory management solution to our customers including this highly requested feature. This new functionality means you can see and track the same accurate and timely inventory information about bundles as you have traditionally done for individual items, including selling and tracking across multiple channels.
Why is bundling important?
Bundling allows you to group products together and sell items as a package with adjusted price points, giving more power to experiment with product promotion. This tactic can help increase overall revenue while allowing you to introduce new products, move out excess inventory, and offer more buying options for your customers. Examples of bundling strategies that drive revenue include add-ons (adding a case to a laptop purchase), multi-packs (packaging multiples of the same item) or accelerators (combining slow sellers with best sellers to clear out inventory).
How does the feature work?
Bundle components can be variants of the same product or variants of other products. Any variant can be added as a component to a bundle, although bundles can’t be added to other bundles.
Once you’ve created a bundle, you can expect it to function like a normal Stitch variant except:
• A bundle has no “Stock on Hand”
• “Available Stock” is inherited from the bundle’s components
• “Average Unit Cost” is inherited from the bundle’s components
• Bundles cannot be added to purchase or transfer orders
When an order for a bundle comes in, Stitch will decrement the available stock of the component variants accordingly. Available stock for a bundle will be the highest number of units that could be fulfilled based on the limiting component. For example, if you’re selling a bundle that includes two red shirts and one blue shirt, and your available stock is five red shirts and eight blue shirts, the bundle availability would be two, since there is only enough stock of red shirts to create two bundles. Other than that, a bundle variant functions exactly as a normal Stitch variant would.
You’ll be able to easily spot bundle variants in your product list. Just look for the blue four-square symbol next to the product which indicates that a variant is a bundle. (See below.)
To recap the functionality, you can include any variant in Stitch in a bundle by editing the variant, checking the box to include the variant in a bundle, choosing any additional bundle components, and choosing the quantity of each component within the variant.
Bundling is a paid feature on our Starter and Professional plans but you can try it for free. If you decide it is not for you, simply delete any bundles you’ve created prior to your next billing cycle and you won’t be charged. Also there is no charge for trying bundling during your free trial.
If you need help setting up bundling in your account, a helpful bundling walk-through is available in the app. Just click the “Getting Started” link at the bottom of your screen and type “Bundling” in the search bar. We also have a support document for additional tips.
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