Alongside POs and inventory tracking is product kitting. Most robust inventory management tools will carry this feature — kitting, sometimes called bundling, is the process of grouping multiple products into sets that can be sold as a single unit..

At its most basic level, a kit can consist of multiple, related products, components of a single product, or various quantities of a single product. But plenty of more advanced scenarios exist when bundling, like creating kits consisting of multiple kits.

The Basics

There are several ways to bundle products. Here are some of the more basic and straightforward scenarios where you can use kitting.

Kit of a 3-in-1 Baseball Set

Single-Level

Bundle multiple different SKUs into a single kit for sale. An example of this, would be a 3-in-1 Baseball Set that includes a helmet, bat, and glove.

Kit of a Bicycle

Various Components

Take a product that has various components and group them together in one kit. Our favorite example of this type of kit is a bicycle, where a seat, handlebars, frame, and two wheels make up a complete bike.

Kit of bags of seeds

Varying Quantities

If you’re selling the same product in various quantities, turn those packets into individual kits of the main product. For instance, imagine you start with a 50 lb bag of flour. From that 50 lb bag, you could create a variety of 1 lb, 5 lb, and 10 lb bags to sell as individual items.

Advanced Scenarios

Some situations exist where kitting can get a little more complex. If you’re working with a large variety of products, kits, or warehouses, here are some advanced scenarios where kitting can be used.

Baseball Mega Set Kit

Multi-Level

Kits on kits on kits — multi-level kitting is about creating a kit that consists of one or more kits.

Bike kits tracked in multiple warehouses

Multi-Warehouse

If kit components are stored across multiple warehouses, multi-warehouse kitting allows you to get an accurate read of the total kits available within each warehouses, as well as the total on hand across all of them.

Fractional kits portrayed with various bags of seeds

Fractional

One step further than kits with varying quantities, fractional kits are kits that consist of multiple fractional quantities of multiple products.

A Hybrid Feature

At the end of the day, the kicker to kitting is that, regardless of how complex a kit configuration is, inventory levels will always stay organized and aligned through the inventory management system that makes kitting possible to begin with.

And although it’s an inventory management feature in the sense that it keeps quantities organized, kitting doubles as a sales and marketing tool that allows you to create unique bundles that get more inventory off the shelf in a single SKU.