Your customers lead busy lives. If you can make things just a little bit easier for them, you’ll win their affection. 💕 Bundling products is a great way to upsell accessories and offer customers the convenience of getting everything they need in one package. 📦  Add on a promotional price for the set, and they’ll be sold!  🌟

For example, if you sell sportswear for children, you could offer soccer socks for $5, shorts for $12 and shirt for $15. Or ... you could create a product called Soccer Outfit ⚽ for $25 and add the three products as free accessories. 

If you sell electronics, you can offer a stereo system bundled with speakers, headphones, 🎧  adaptors and all the necessary wiring in one bundle for a lower price than what they would cost if sold separately. The key is to create a “bundle” product in your inventory. Here’s how:

Configuring a Bundle Product

To configure a bundled product:

  1. Go to Inventory > Products and click Add to add a new product.
  2. Enter in a unique Name and Code for the bundle product.
  3. In the Price field, enter the total price of all the bundled products together.
  4. In the Weight field, enter the total weight of all bundled products together.
  5. Click Save.

Once you've saved the basic information for your bundle product, you can add more details as desired: 

  1. Enter the Description for the entire bundle of products. (For example: "Get 3 products for one low price!")
  2. Under Advanced Info > Misc > Include Free Accessory(s), enter the product codes of each product to be included in the bundle, separated by commas and without spaces.
  3. Configure any other settings for the product (Categories, SEO, etc.) as desired.
  4. Click Save.

Once your bundle product is added to a customer's cart, all free accessory products will be added to the cart simultaneously.

Free accessories will not be charged to the customer, regardless of the price that is configured for the individual products. Also, the weight values of the products assigned as accessories will not be used to calculate overall shipping charges.

Configuring Quantities for Free Accessories

You can assign as many free accessories to the Include Free Accessory(s) field as needed. To specify a quantity of more than 1 for a free accessory, enter the quantity, within parenthesis after the product code. For example, “GI-381(2),TZZ-887,CX-46377(8),AMC-101(2)”.

Hiding or Showing Free Accessories

In the Advanced Settings > Misc area of your new bundle product, you will see a Hide Free Accessories check box. When selected, the free accessories of your bundle product will not display on the product page. They will, however, be displayed in the customer's shopping cart as line-items of the bundle product with a $0.00 cost.

To display free accessories on the product details page, ensure that the Config Variable Display Free Accessories Text is enabled.

  1. Go to Inventory > Products.
  2. Click the three dot actions menu icon and select All Products Settings.
  3. Select Display Free Accessories Text.

If you have the Free Accessories set to show on the product details page, text will display as follows:

The following items are included FREE with this product:

* 1 of ProductName1 ($20.00 value!)
* 2 of ProductName2 ($10.00 value!)

You can edit the above text at Design > PageText. Search for the text above to find the individual PageText IDs to change them. Be sure not to delete the variables contained within any PageText IDs ({0}, {1}, {2}, etc.

Notes

Products with options can’t be configured as free accessories. Additionally, free accessories can’t be hidden in the shopping cart – each free accessory must display as a line item in the shopping cart when using the Include Free Accessory(s) field.

Summary

Bundle products are a big hit with customers, due to the convenience and cost savings they offer. What’s more is they’re pretty simple to set up in your store. With everything your shoppers need bundled into one discounted package, it’s a deal they’ll find hard to resist.

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