You can create a virtual kit individually or use the CSV template to import in bulk. This article is a step-by-step guide to creating virtual kits in Eshopbox.
Before you start, make sure each component for which you want to create a virtual kit exists as active products on the workspace.
Creating virtual kits individually
Navigate to the sidebar and select Inventory >All products >+ Create >Virtual Kit.
Search components of the virtual kit
Search the products that you wish to add as components of the virtual kit using a product identifier such as SKU, EAN, UPC, or any other & add the *Quantity.
Identify the virtual kit
Enter the *SKU (Stock Keeping Unit), a unique identifier for the virtual kit.
You can add multiple aliases (product identifiers) for a virtual kit. For example, if your virtual kit has multiple identifiers such as EAN, GTIN, UPC, or any other, you can add them by clicking on +Add Aliases.
Note: Every alias should be unique for each virtual kit. You cannot add the same aliases for 2 different virtual kits.
Enter the Product Group Code. You can use it to add a common identifier to a group of virtual kits.
Describe the virtual kit
Provide a short *Title (100 characters maximum) to describe the virtual kit.
At this step, Eshopbox generates an Eshopbox Serial Identification Number (ESIN). It is a unique identifier for the virtual kit and is non-editable.
Configure the virtual kit
Enter the *Maximum Retail Price (M.R.P.) of the virtual kit.
Enter the HSN code of the virtual kit. It is required to be mentioned in the invoice.
Enter the *Tax code of the virtual kit. It is required for calculating the applicable tax.
Select the checkbox to agree that all the information you've provided is correct.
Make sure the above-mentioned details are of the virtual kit and not of the components.
All attributes marked with an asterisk '*' are mandatory attributes and you cannot skip them while creating a virtual kit.
You can add more details to the virtual kit by using custom fields. Custom fields can store information unique to your business.
Importing virtual kits in bulk
You can create virtual kits in bulk using the CSV (comma-separated value) template.
Navigate to the sidebar and then select Inventory >Import >Create new or update existing products.
Select Virtual kit.
Upload the CSV and click submit. Once the CSV is imported successfully, you will be able to view the virtual kits in your workspace.
Note: Any changes made using the CSV usually take some time to reflect in the workspace. You need to refresh to view the changes.
Editing virtual kits individually
You can easily edit your virtual kits in Eshopbox.
Navigate to the sidebar and select Inventory >All products
Select the virtual kit you wish to edit and click on Actions >Edit
Note: You can edit all virtual kit attributes except for ESIN and components
Editing virtual kits in bulk
You can edit virtual kits in bulk using the virtual kit template. This template is a CSV (comma-separated value) file.
Navigate to Inventory >Import >Create new or update existing products.
Select Virtual kit.
Download the virtual kit template from the workspace. Enter the SKU and any other details that you want to update and save the template as a CSV file. For instance, if you want to edit the M.R.P. of a virtual kit, you need to enter the SKU to identify the component and the new M.R.P. details.
Learn how to prepare the product template.
Upload the CSV and click submit. Once the CSV is imported successfully, you can view the edited virtual kits in your workspace.
After you've uploaded the CSV, an import status report is generated. You can identify the import status including errors (if any) from this report. Navigate to the sidebar and select Files >Imports to download the report.
Following are the import status.
Completed: This status tells you that you've successfully created the virtual kit(s) in Eshopbox.
Failed: This status tells you that you've failed to create the virtual kit(s) due to missing/incorrect details added in the CSV template. Download the import status report to identify the reasons for failure.
As shown in the image above, 1200 Items completed refer to the successful creation of 1200 virtual kits. Similarly, 734 items failed refer to the failure in the creation of 734 virtual kits due to some data error.