Product Bundles

A Product Bundle is a collection of individual products sold together under a single SKU. In ShipStation, this bundled product SKU will reference all the individual products in an order so that they can be processed and shipped together. You may already know this concept as Kits, Bundles, Sets, or Groups.

Requires Gold Plan or Higher

To use Product Bundles, you must be on a Gold Subscription plan or higher. Click here to update your plan to start using Product Bundles today!

For example, a Product Bundle in ShipStation called "Back to School Bundle" includes 3 component products: 12 pencils, a backpack, and a water bottle. When an order with the product "Back to School Bundle" imports into ShipStation, the order will also reference the component products that make up the bundle.

Diagram of a product bundle SKU wtih 3 component products

With Product Bundles, you can:

Create a New Product Bundle

To create a new Product Bundle:

  1. Click New Product to create a new product or select an existing product to edit.

  2. Enable the This is a Bundled Product setting.

    The stand alone product screen is shown with the this is a bundled product option selected.

    If this setting is not present, you may not be on a qualified subscription plan (requires Gold or higher). Click here to update your plan so you can create Product Bundles.

  3. Scroll down and click the + Add Component button.


    Customize the Packing Slip

    Click the checkbox next to Show bundle on packing slip so only the Bundled Product displays on the packing slip. Deselect this option to display all the component products on the packing slip instead.

  4. Type in a SKU or Name to search your current products to add as a component. Enter the quantity of each product to include within the bundle.

  5. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to add more component products to the bundle.

  6. Click Save when you are finished.

    Cannot Apply Change to Open Orders

    The Apply changes to open orders setting will not update orders to use the product bundle if they were imported prior to this change. The Product Bundle setting will only affect orders that import after you save your changes.

Product Bundles FAQ

We compiled a few common questions about Product Bundles to help you better understand and utilize the feature.

How do you display the declared value of Product Bundles for custom forms?

To display the declared value of the items in the shipment, you must have a Declared Value for the Component Product SKU, not the Bundled Product SKU. You can find this in the Product Details under the Customs tab.

How do you show Harmonization Codes for Product Bundles on Custom Forms?

Similar to the declared value, the customs form will use the Harmonization Code you input in the Component Product records under the Customs tab in Product Details.

If a component product is in a Bundle, can I still sell it as a stand-alone product?

Yes! Any component product is also a stand-alone product with its own SKU. When an order comes in with the stand-alone product, it will process normally. When an order comes in with a bundle that includes the component product, it will appear in the order details as a component.

Can I add a Bundled Product to another Bundled Product?

All component products should be stand-alone products. You will receive an error if you add a bundled product to a bundle.

Can I create Product Bundles in bulk?

Not yet. You cannot create or update bundled products using a CSV import at this time.

Notes about Product Bundles

  • Product Bundles will always display the component products on Pick Lists.

  • A bundled product's default settings apply when that bundle is the only item on an incoming order, and the quantity of that bundle is 1. The settings applied will include the shipping service, package, dimensions, and confirmation fields. The weight of the bundle will be calculated based on the combined weight of all the individual items within the bundle.

  • The Apply changes to open orders setting in Product Details does not apply to Product Bundles. When you enable or disable the setting, ShipStation does not apply this change to your Awaiting Shipment orders. This allows you time to finish shipping existing orders using your current process and slowly introduce bundled products to new incoming orders.

  • When the Show bundle on Packing Slip checkbox in Product Details is checked, the packing slip will show the bundled product name. If unchecked, you will see the component products instead. The default is to show the bundled product on the packing slip, hiding any of the component products. The [Sku] field replacement must be included in the packing slip template.

  • You can disable the “This is a bundled product” toggle to return the product to its original non-bundled state at any time. Your component products will be saved if you wish to use them in the bundle again.

  • When you view an order with a bundled product, the Order Details will display the component products. You cannot change the quantity of the component products in the order.

    Order Items listing component items of a bundled product.