In QuickBooks Commerce , you have the option to sell two or more variants as a bundled product (i.e. kit or hamper) where it allows sellers to group multiple variants with varying SKUs, as one product within an order.
Take, for instance, a Gym Bundle that consists of two dri-fit shirts, an FBT shorts, and a pair of running shoes that are also being sold as individual items. This means that the Gym Bundle will have:
- a special bundle price and,
- the bundle quantity will be based on how many individual items (i.e. a dri-fit shirt, FBT shorts, running shoes) are available for sale.
Bundling made easy
Conventionally, QuickBooks Commerce had two ways to create bundles:
- Manually create a bundle but becomes cumbersome when you have more than 100s of bundles to make or,
- Import products in bulk or from native sales channels (Shopify, Woo Commerce, Amazon, Magento) but bundles were imported as individual products into QuickBooks Commerce .
Now, with the new Bundles Converter tool, it is advantageous, especially when you’re setting up your new account with QuickBooks Commerce or have plenty of bundles to make.
Three examples of Use Cases
Below, are examples of the top three common use cases on when it is most beneficial for you to use the new Bundles Converter tool and a few guidelines to make the bundle converting process easy.
Always do your Bundling of products in QuickBooks Commerce to eliminate the chances of having discrepancies (i.e duplicates) in your inventory. Uninstall any third-party add-ons that you were previously using.
AUse Case 1: Products imported via Shopify (or other sales channels)
i. If you are setting up a new account in QuickBooks Commerce and your Shopify consists of previously created bundles, they will be imported into QuickBooks Commerce as individual variants without any bundling information.
ii. Once the Shopify products are imported during the Shopify integration process, you will notice that any bundles that you had, would have been imported successfully.
III. Now, you can convert these individual variants into bundles that have associations to the variants it is made up of.
IV. Follow the step by step guide to convert your variants into bundles.
BUse Case 2: Products imported via. CSV
i. If you are setting up a new account in QuickBooks Commerce and imported products through a .csv upload, the first step is to have the bundles as individual variants, which we will then ‘transform’ into actual bundles that have associations to the variants it is made up of.
ii. Import your bundles as individual variants by appending rows in the product spreadsheet or create a separate product import via CSV for bundles. Using the same example as above, the product spreadsheet should ideally include a Gym Bundle comprising of a dri-fit shirt, FBT shorts, and running shoes.
iii. Follow the step by step guide to convert your products into bundles.
CUse Case 3: Bundling in bulk for big sales events
i. If you’re creating bundles in bulk when you have plenty to make in one go, the first step is to have the new bundles exist as individual variants. You can list the name of the bundles to create along with their prices and SKUs in a product spreadsheet.
ii. Import this list into your QuickBooks Commerce account
iii. Now, you can convert these individual variants into bundles that have associations to the variants it is made up of.
iv. Follow the step by step guide to convert your products into bundles.