A bundle is a powerful tool to streamline both your sales process, as well as your production process. It basically allows you to sell one item that may represent one or more other items.
Looking for the SKU for this product to use on your online store? You'll need to download a Product CSV to see your bundle SKU. You can follow the first three steps of these directions in order to do that.
How to set up your first bundle
- Click the "Products" menu item, then select "Products"
New "Bundle" form
- Grind - You can only set one grind option per bundle. In other words, if you have multiple coffees in a bundle, all coffees must have the same grind setting. It's best, then, to choose your grind setting first before adding products.
- Product Variant - Search in this field to select the product variant (the combination of size and item, for example) that you want to add to the bundle
- Quantity - You must enter at least 1 for the quantity of an item. If you had a case of a single coffee, say a case of a retail bag, then you may want to enter 12 for the quantity.
- Price - You need to manually enter the price, since you may want to bundle products at a discount, or a premium, off of the total of the bundle components. For reference, the total component price is listed below.
- Weight - The total weight of the bundles must also be entered.
Confused? Let's dive into some common examples of how you can use the bundle product type:
Common Bundle Examples
Generic Subscriptions to a generic coffee (e.g. African coffee) that changes from time to time
- You can easily update this bundle to reference a different African coffee as needed. Your next production run will use the latest version, so perhaps an Ethiopian coffee instead of the Rwandan above. The advantage is that your online SKU remains consistent throughout the year, and you're managing the end product that you are roasting and delivering to the customer only in RoasterTools.
Case Quantities - a case of the same product (e.g. 6 or 12 bags of the same coffee)
Roaster's Choice - a rotating selection of multiple coffees (e.g. a Roaster's Choice box) that changes from time to time
You can easily update this bundle to reference a different set of coffees, perhaps changing them out each week or month. Your next production run will use the latest set of coffees, basically your last version before you create your production run. Again, as with the subscription coffee discussed above, the advantage is that your online SKU remains consistent throughout the year, and you're managing the end product that you are roasting and delivering to the customer only in RoasterTools.
Gift Boxes - (e.g. a bag of coffee plus a coffee mug or t-shirt) of both non-coffee and coffee items