A Brightpearl bundle is used to group several products and sell them together for a single price.
Doing so allows items to be sold together at a lower cost to the customer than it would be for them to buy the items separately. Bundles can also be used on purchases where the bundle item is ordered from the vendor (supplier) but is received into stock as multiple separate items, represented by the items within the bundle.
Creating a bundle
In order to create a bundle, the items that will be within the bundle (known as the components, or bundle children) must already exist. When importing a bundle, the component items can be imported at the same time as long as they are listed above the bundle in the import file.
How to manually create a bundle
- 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 be 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.
Bundles with variations
If variations of the bundle are required then multiple bundles can be created, each containing the relevant variant product.
For example, a bundle contains a hat and a t-shirt, but the customer can choose between a small, medium or large t-shirt - this requires 3 bundles. It is possible to create the first bundle and then create variants of that bundle by adding "size" - this will create three bundles. Each bundle record can then be amended to ensure each different sized t-shirt is contained within the relevant bundle record.
Inventory management of a bundle
A bundle is not a tangible product that is stocked - it is a collection of other products. Only the items contained within the bundle can have a quantity and an asset value. Therefore, a bundle will always be set as non-stock tracked.
The availability of a bundle is theoretical, based on the availability of the items contained within the bundle. You can see the current theoretical availability of a bundle by viewing the bundle from the product list, and also when adding a bundle to a sales order via the product search function.
Accounting for bundles
When selling a bundle, the sell price is taken from the bundle product. The cost value used for posting cost of sales is taken from the individual product items within the bundle, using the FIFO costing method.
When purchasing a bundle, the purchase price is taken from the individual items within the bundle, since they are the items that are stocked.
Note: The video above mentions that Brightpearl only supports bundle inventory levels for Amazon and eBay. but we now support bundle inventory across all integrated sales channels.