Kitting is the process in which individually separate but related items are grouped, packaged, and supplied together as one unit.
For example, in ordering a PC online, a customer may select memory, drives, peripherals, and software from several alternatives. The supplier then creates a customised kit that is assembled and shipped as one unit.
In Neto, you can create a fixed kit (where customer do not get to chose what components make up a product) or an editable kit (where customers can chose what components make up a product).
The system is flexible in it’s use, allowing you to set fixed pricing or allowing the items in the kit to determine the pricing.
From the Neto dashboard, navigate to Products > Add Product.
Scroll down to the New Kitted Product heading and give your kitted product a name, subtitle and description and allocate it to a product category.
Leave the pricing section blank for now and we’ll come back to this.
Under Images, we recommend uploading an image showing the different components so customers are aware that it is a hamper or package.
Under Inventory, add a SKU which determines the name of this kit. By default, the SKU does not have any inventory added to it because it’s a ‘virtual’ product. This will be explained further in the next step.
Under Kitting, click the green Add Product(s) button and add the components you want to ‘make up’ the kit. In here, you can overwrite the component price (which only changes the kit price) and also set a Qty.
The kit will show an available inventory quantity that will match the component of the least amount of stock. In our example, it’s the component Nike Air Berwuda that has the least amount of stock. So on our webstore, our kit will show 20 in stock to prevent overselling when some components are unavailable.
Underneath the kitted products, there is an option which says Calculate Price From Component Prices which should match the prices of the Qty and Unit Prices together which will make up your base price on the webshop. Double check that it reflects accurately, if not, just simple change it to ensure it does.
Once you’ve completed your kitting, scroll down to Stock Control and keep your inventory settings as is. Your Inventory Policy should be set to Don’t track inventory for this SKU. The stock levels will be calculated based off the number of stock of the lowest qty component.
If you plan on physically creating kits and putting the components aside exclusively, then you can change Inventory Policy to track your inventory of the kits you’ve made up. Once stock reaches zero, it will then revert back to stock from the available components.
Save changes and your kit is now ready to go. Here is an example of a ‘Nike Gear’ setup we created.