Overview of Kits

If you sell custom kits, bundles, multipacks or any other SKUs where the quantity you sell is different from the quantity that you order, then the kitting features are worth getting to know! All of these scenarios are classified as “kits” in RestockPro.

RestockPro makes it easy to manage kits, order the right pieces to build them, and do just-in-time optimization of your kit/part inventory before you ship into FBA.

Some examples of scenarios which benefit from RestockPro’s kitting features include:

  • Multi-packs of the same SKU
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  • Custom bundles of different SKUs (like a gift basket or complementary item)
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Many RestockPro users have experienced a lot of success with creating custom kits. One of the biggest advantages of doing this is that it is a totally unique ASIN - nobody else is selling exactly the same thing. This gives you an opportunity to offer something special, ensures that you’ll own the Buy Box, and gives you a lot of flexibility with your pricing.

You can also use the kitting features for a SKU you already sell, say, in 2-packs, but you have to purchase them as single units. RestockPro will show the suggested number of 2-packs you need to reorder, and it will order the right number of singles when it is time to create the PO.

You can create kits from items you already sell on Amazon, but you’ll need to specify the “parts” for the kits. If you sell the parts individually as well, they will already be in RestockPro and you just need to link them together. If not, you will want to add them as part SKUs.

Once your kits are defined in RestockPro, the automation begins. For any kits that you reorder, RestockPro will ensure you order the right parts!

 

The kit ordering process is slightly different for a cross dock orders vs. local:

cross-dock-icon-userguide The cross dock model automatically “builds” the kits once you receive the parts.
local-icon-userguide The local model requires an extra step but gives you some added flexibility. The parts received on the PO are added to your local inventory. They may be built into the kits you originally ordered. There is also has a cool kit optimizer feature which reviews your defined kits, their demand, and the parts you have. It shuffles your parts and automatically builds the kits according to their profit potential. Now that is magical!

 

So why wait? Get started with kits today by learning about:

Defining a Kit

Receiving and Managing Kits in Local Inventory