Inventory Kit Builder
Use the Inventory Kit Builder tab to create a kit if your kit has Attributes and options. If your kit has no
options that the customer can select, use the Catalog > Edit Product > Inventory Variants Tab.
In this section we'll use an example where the customer can purchase a kit of computer parts. The
basic kit consists of:
To build a kit with the Inventory Kit Builder
- Go to > Catalog > Products.
- Create a product for the kit and for every part that will go into the kit.
In this example, we want to track inventory for every part in the kit, so we need a product entry for
each part, and a product entry for the kit itself. If you had an option, such as monogramming or gift
boxing, that didn't need inventory tracking, you would not need to create a product entry for those.
- After you create the kit product, and all of the part products, edit the kit product (basic_tower_kit)
and select the Attributes tab. The kit product is the product that will contain everything else. In our
example, it's the basic_tower_kit.
- In the Attributes tab we'll create an Attribute called CPU with two options: CPU_6400, and
CPU_6800. This might seem a little weird, because, in the previous step, we created products for
cpu_6400 and cpu_6800, and now we're creating options with the same names, but both steps are
- Select the Inventory Kit Builder tab. You can see the attribute and the two options that we
- Double Click on the first option (cpu_6400) to open the Edit Parts dialog box.
6.1 In the Edit Parts dialog box, enter the product code for the first part that you want to add to
the kit. In our example, we'll add the mouse to the kit first.
6.2. Click Add Part.
6.3 You can use the Quantity column to set how many of that part are included in the kit. For example,
we could set the mouse quantity to 2 so that each kit would include 2 mice.
6.4 Add all of the products that you want to include in the kit and click Save in the Edit Parts dialog box.
Our first kit is configured: a group of computer components with a 6400 CPU:
- After you have at least 1 kit configured, you can click on the Edit Inventory button. In this dialog
box you can set the inventory for each part in the kit. It's the same as editing each product
individually, but faster.
- We'll repeat the steps above to create our second kit. Both kits are identical except that one kit
comes with the 6400 CPU and the other comes with the 6800 CPU.
Now click on the Generate Variants button. The Generate Variants button in the Inventory Kit
Builder tab does not create any new products. It just associates the kit product in the database with
all of the parts in the kit. In the Auto Generate Product Variants dialog box, select one of the
- Variant Price is set by the Master Product and its Attributes: the price of the kit is set by the
kit product and the price that you entered for the attributes (if any). If you choose this option, the
product page will only show the price of the Master Product (the kit product). The customer
won't see the combined price of the kit product with options until they view their basket.
- Variant Price is the sum of its Parts: the price of the kit product and the price of attributes are
ignored. The prices for all parts in the kit are added together to set the kit price.
- After you select one of the pricing options, click Generate. The kit is now available in your store.