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    Assembly product

    Benefits of assembly products

    Offer a wider variety of products

    Assembled products can be used to sell products that you have made, assembled, or bundled together into a secondary product. The components of assembled products may or may not be sold separately.

    Accurate inventory counts, trackable results

    Assembled products are built of different items, or inventory components. Because Erply tracks each of these components separately, each item’s stock is automatically depleted when the main assembled product is built and sold. 

    Assembled products are displayed individually in reports, so you can track how these items sell individually or when combined with other products.

    How to create assembly products

    To create an assembly, first create the items that go into the main product. 

    In our example we’ll make a Gift Basket. The components of the Gift Basket will be:

    The Basket itself

    A coffee mug

    Some hot cocoa mix

    A hat.

    Create each of these as items as their own product. Give them a name, a price, a product group, and any other information you would need for these items.

    Note: If the components of the Assembled product should not be sold on their own, set their status to be Not for sale. We can use these products in the purchase module, but they will not show up at register. 

    In our example, we will set the basket item not to be sold. 
    These items should also have stock on them. This means either registering them in, or creating a purchase invoice for them. 

    You should make sure that your wholesale price and product cost are correct on these items, as they have their own inventory tracking that you will want to be accurate.

    How to register inventory

    Follow the below steps, or check out our inventory registration guide.

    Go to the Inventory module and click on the + button in the drop down menu next to Inventory Registration.

    Fill out the necessary information such as the location of where your products are going to be registered to, as well as the products and their stock quantities.

    Click Confirm on the top right. You can click Save if you want to come back and edit later, but stock quantities do not update until registrations are confirmed.

    Creating the Gift Basket

    Go to the PIM module and click on the + button next to Product Catalog.

    Fill in the necessary information such as Name Eng, Product Group, Price ...etc.

    Change the Type field from Product to Assembly.

    Save your product.

    In the bottom menu  bar, you will now see a button labeled Recipe.

    Note:  If the bottom bar is hidden, you can unhide it by clicking the yellow arrow button on the bottom left of your screen.

    Now, add the items that make up the gift basket along with the amount of items we use to create this assembled product. 

    In the example, you see the basket, the hat, the coffee mug, and the hot cocoa

    Click the x to close out and then click Save.

    Register the Gift Basket

    Go to the Inventory module and click on the + button in the drop down menu next to Inventory Registration.

    Fill out the necessary information such as the Location of where your gift baskets are going to be registered to, as well as the Product ( in this case the gift basket) and their Stock Quantities.

    Review and click Confirm when done. 

    Now your component items will deprecate the amount of stock necessary to make the indicated number of assembled products.So for my 6 baskets, I will lose 6 hats, 6 coffee mugs, 12 hot cocoa and 6 baskets.

    You will notice an “A “next to the product code in inventory, indicating that product is an assembly. 

    Note: When you sell out of Gift Baskets, you will have to re-register more. Erply will alert you if you don’t have enough component to create them.