Bundling individual products to product packages become convenient when you want to rent out packages including different products. A good example is a ski set, which includes skis, boots, and poles. As individual items skis, boots and poles have their own inventories and availabilities. As a product package, the availability of packages is calculated according to the lowest availability of a product included in the package.
Example: Your shop has 20 pairs of skis, 15 pairs of boots, and 50 pairs of poles in the stock. If these equipment are bundled into a package, the availability of packages is 15 based on the number of boots. Because when you run out of boots, you can't rent out the sets anymore although there are still skis and poles left.
To create a product package you statart just like creating a new product.
- From the main navigation select Products
- Click on New product in the top right corner.
- Fill out the name of the product and choose the category in which the product belongs
- Check the "This is a product package" checkbox.
Next, you will be taken to the newly created product's settings page. Filling out the basic information of a product is covered in another article, so let's move directly to the phase where to manage the products that you want to include in the package.
The image below shows the section in the product settings that let's you select and manage equipment included in the set.
- Activate the search by clicking Search products.
- Type in the name of the product you want to add. It will appear on top of the search bar.
- Click on the product you want to add.
Once you've added your first product to the package the view should look like this:
Add the rest of the products that are included in the package by searching for the product and clicking on it when it appears on top of the search bar.
When you have added all the products to the set, save the changes by pressing the Save-button located in the top right corner.
Note: You must have the individual products created before you can create a package that includes the individual products.