All documentation in this document relates to a previous version of the Brightpearl Magento extension which will be deactivated in 2018. If you are using this previous version, please contact us about upgrading.
For help with the current extension, please see the Magento section.
Bundles can be created in both Brightpearl and Magento, and are created by adding a new product (the bundle) and associating the individual items within it.
Integrated bundles can be handled in two different ways:
- Connect only the individual products and create the bundle on Magento
- Create a bundle in Brightpearl and connect it to a simple product on Magento
Connect only the individual products and create the bundle on Magento
Once you have uploaded / connected all the individual products, create a bundle on Magento. The bundle itself is not connected to Brightpearl and is used purely to display the items together online. The individual products synchronize as normal.
When a customer purchases the bundle item (and therefore all the items within the bundle) the order will download to Brightpearl. The order will display details of the bundle (which gives the sell price) plus each individual stocked item with the inventory allocated (these have a zero price).
A Magento bundle can be set to stock tracked, but since it is not connected to Brightpearl (only the individual items are) the availability needs to be managed in Magento. The individual items will continue to synchronize as all the items in the bundle must be available in stock for the bundle to be available unless you disable stock management on the bundle.
The price the customer pays is controlled by the bundle in Magento and so cannot be synchronized with Brightpearl. The individual items will continue to synchronize as normal so they can also be sold individually if desired.
Create a Brightpearl bundle and connect it to a simple product on Magento
With this method the bundle is handled in Brightpearl. A bundle can be uploaded or connected to a simple product in Magento. This means that all the items within the bundle exist only as a single product on Magento, e.g. "Toaster, Kettle and teapot", rather than 3 products "Toaster", "Kettle" and "Teapot".
When the item is purchased on Magento the order will download to Brightpearl. Since the product is connected to the Brightpearl bundle it is this which is added to the order. Brightpearl then automatically knows to split out each item individually. The order will display details of the bundle (which gives the sell price) plus each individual stocked item, but the inventory is NOT allocated (these have a zero price).
A Brightpearl bundle cannot be set to stock tracked and therefore has no stock levels to synchronize with Magento. The availability of the item will need to be managed in Magento.
The sell price of a bundle comes from the bundle record. Since the bundle is connected to Magento it will synchronize the price.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT Connect Brightpearl bundle to Magento bundle (bundle:bundle)
Bundles may be created in both Brightpearl and Magento if they need to be. For example, the bundle setup may be preferred for the Magento integration but bundles in Brightpearl might be used with eBay or Amazon integrations. However, although it is possible to do so, it is important that the bundle in Magento is never connected to the bundle in Brightpearl. If this is done any order downloaded will duplicate the bundle since it adds the items bundled in Magento AND the items bundled in Brightpearl.
Related how to guides - Bundles with Magento
How to create a bundle
- First of all, ensure that each item to be included in the bundle already exists as a product record.
- Now go to Products > New product / service .
- Enter a name for the bundle and complete all the required fields.
- Assign the bundle a unique SKU.
- Select the Bundle tab .
- Select Yes to identify this product is a bundle of others.
- Use the search box on the left-hand side to find the products that are to be included in the bundle. When the product is listed, click on it to add it to the bundle - it is listed in the table on the right-hand side where the quantity of the item included can up changed.
Note : A total of 40 different items can be added into a single bundle.
- Once all the products have been listed, save the product.
Bundles are always non-stock tracked and will display with a blue background on the products list. You can view all your bundles at Products > Bundles .