Before you begin!
During initial catalog setup, you may be required to reimport your catalog in its entirety from scratch. This will remove any/all progress made toward kits or suppliers items without approval.
Before starting catalog setup, it is important to reach out to our team to schedule an account review and onboarding configuration call to approve your account for catalog configuration. Send us a chat, email us at [email protected], or give us a call at 1-800-243-2986 to get started with the next steps.
Before working with kits, make sure your listings are correctly configured and linked to the correct inventory items as noted here.
Kits, bundles, or multi-packs are listings which your team fulfills by picking one or more individual items. This could mean picking a single item in multiple units (e.g. a 5-pack or 10-lbs of a product) or picking three different items in any varying quantities (e.g. a set of 4 forks and 4 spoons).
Kits have unique properties:
SKULabs can separately track inventory and push stock to your channel both for a kit and it's individual component items. This requires that both the kit and any individual products each have their own SKUs and component items are linked to their own corresponding listings. If needed, you can always relink listings to the correct item.
A Kits inventory count is calculated based on the available inventory of its component items in your store's linked warehouses.
Kits can be built with multiple items and/or multiple units of an item.
Kits have their own unique barcodes that can be used to scan/verify/receive/deduct all components that make it up.
Kits can be displayed as breakdown of the individual component items during order fulfillment.
How to create and configure kits
By default, running listings sync will build a new SKU from your sales channel into an individual item on your inventory page. From there you can simply recreate the item as a kit within SKULabs, and then configure the kit with the correct components that fulfill it.
While recreating existing items into kits and configuring them is the most common method, you can also create kits in SKULabs by:
Clicking the New kit button on the Kits page.
Selecting the Create new kit option when on a listing's details page.
Using the catalog setup wizard. Only available if the listing is not already linked to an item or another kit.
In bulk via a CSV spreadsheet, by using a Kits Import.
Through our API with a POST request to /kit/create.
Recreate an existing item as a kit
Using this action deletes the selected items, creates kits for each one, and restores the listing links. This can impact shipment exports, sales velocity data, and other areas of the site unexpectedly and is why it's best to configure kits during initial catalog creation or as soon as possible upon import of new listings.
If you are recreating items with historical data associated to them within SKULabs, take a full back up from your Exports page before converting any items into kits or instead consider leaving the item alone and unlinking the listing from the item and relink it to the kit.
1. After listing sync, go to your inventory page and use the search bar above the list to find the item you wish to recreate as a kit.
2. Select the checkbox next to the item.
3. Click Actions > Recreate items as kits and confirm the action in the window which appears.
Adding component items to kits
Once created, kits can be configured with the correct component items. This is usually done in two ways:
Add components from the kits page
1. On the kits page, click the edit icon beside the number shown under the kits # Items or SKUs column:
2. Use the Create new item or Add existing item buttons to fill the kit with the component items and quantities of those items the kit represents. Click save to apply.
Add components within a kit's details
1. Click on a kit's name to view its details.
2. On the kit's details page, click Add item to kit under the component items panel.
3. In the window that appears, use the + icons to add component items.
4. If needed, you can always adjust or remove the individual item quantities within a kit by using the edit or delete icons in the Component items panel.
And you're done! When a listing linked to this kit appears on an order, you will be prompted to pick and ship each of the component items. Additionally, the inventory stock for each individual item that makes up the kit will also be deducted appropriately.