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Creating kits

What is a kit?

A kit is two or more unique SKUs and is considered its own individual product that should have its own unique SKU name.

How is a kit different from Master Cases and Inner Packs?
Master Cases and Inner Packs only include one type of individual SKU, whereas a Kit can contain multiple unique SKUs. Learn more about Master Cases and Inner Packs.

What is the difference between a Kit and a Virtual Kit?
A Kit is a physical product packaged together in advance, whereas a Virtual Kit is defined as products that exists in the system, but are not pre-packaged together. The Virtual Kit is picked and packed together at the fulfillment center at the time of shipment. Learn more about virtual bundles.
 

Comparisons: Master Cases and Inner Packs vs. Kits and Virtual Kits
Type Master Cases/Inner Packs Kits Virtual Kits
Physical or virtual Physical Physical Virtual
Visible in Shipwire store catalog Yes Yes Yes
Contents X amount of the same unique SKU Bundle of several SKUs Bundle of several SKUs
Handling charges

1 pick charge per case or pack 1 pick charge per kit 1 pick charge per base product
Auto lot break Yes No N/A
Lot break work orders Free Fees apply N/A

 

Creating a kit yourself

  1. Package the items that are sold with the kit together. NOTE: Ideally this should be done before shipping to the fulfillment center.
  2. If you haven’t already done so, create individual SKUs for the items in your kit. Learn more about adding individual base products.
  3. Creating a SKU for your Kit:
    1. In your Shipwire account, go to the Inventory tab.
    2. Click on Product Catalog.
    3. Click on Add Product, then select Kit.
    4. Adding Products
      Adding a Kit

    5. Create a unique SKU for the Kit, then enter the SKUs of the base products to be included by either enter the name of the SKU or choosing from a list.
    6. Adding SKUs to a Kit

    7. Enter the quantity of each base product to be included into the Kit.
    8. Adding quantity of SKUs

    9. Proceed by entering the Kits’ dimensions, weight, etc., as you did when adding base products.
  4. When sending your Kits to our fulfillment center, label the Kits with the following:
    • The SKU name of the Kit
    • A Label indicating it is a Kit so it is not broken down
  5. Label the physical kits as follows
  6. Ship the kits to the fulfillment center like you would with any other individual SKU.

 

Creating a Kit with Shipwire

Shipwire can create kits for you. If you have inventory stored at a Shipwire fulfillment centers and you would like to create a kit with it, you must submit a request for a work order (additional fees apply).
 
 

What is a kit?

A kit is a physical bundle of two or more unique SKUs. It is considered its own individual product and should have its own unique SKU name.

How is a kit different from master and inner cases?
Master and inner cases only include one type of individual SKU, whereas a kit can contain multiple unique SKUs. Learn more about master and inner cases.

How is a kit different from virtual bundle?
A kit is a physical bundle of two or more unique SKUs packaged together in advance, whereas a virtual bundle exists in the system, but does not exist physically at the fulfillment center. Learn more about virtual bundles.
 

Comparisons: Master and inner cases vs. kits vs. virtual bundles
Type Master/Inner cases Kits Virtual bundles
Physical or virtual Physical Physical Virtual
Visible in Shipwire store catalog Yes Yes No
Contents X amount of the same unique SKU Bundle of several SKUs Bundle of several SKUs
Handling charges

1 pick charge/carton 1 pick charge/kit 1 pick charge/item
Auto lot break Yes No N/A
Lot break projects Free Fees apply N/A

 

Creating a kit yourself

  1. Package the items that are sold with the kit together. NOTE: Ideally this should be done before shipping to the fulfillment center.
  2. Create a SKU for it in the system
    • In your Shipwire account, go to Store.
    • Click on Add Product.
    • Provide a name for the kit and a description.
    • Select Case for the product type.
    • Fill out the remainder of the fields.
    • Make sure to add all the individual SKUs that go into the kit and their quantities.
  3. Label the physical kits as follows
    The SKU name (the one you indicated when creating the kit in your system).
    A label indicating it’s a kit – so it is not broken down.
  4. Ship the kits to the fulfillment center like you would with any other individual SKU.

 

Creating a kit with Shipwire

Shipwire can create kits for you. If you have inventory stored at a Shipwire fulfillment centers and you would like to create a kit with it, you must submit a request for a special project (additional fees apply).
 


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