Product Pick List Bundling Scenario: Gift Basket
Product pick lists can be used if you're selling a collection of individually purchasable products (or "bundle"). In the scenario below, we'll use the example of a gift basket to demonstrate how we can use the product pick list to accomplish this.
Bundling Scenario: Gift Basket
We're going to create a gift basket with a choice of three different wines, three different crackers, and three different kinds of cheese. You can watch our video, or read through the written walk-through below.
Our scenario requires us to create three product pick list options: one for wine, one for cheese, and one for crackers. They'll then be combined into a single option set.
Go to Products › Product Options to get started.
For each product pick list option, we'll add the following details:
- Option Name – This name is only for internal reference. Name the product option something that will help you remember what it's about. In this case, we'll use Wine list, Cracker list, and Cheese list.
- Display Name – This name will show up on the product itself and will be seen by your shoppers. You can use something like "Choose a wine," or even just leave it blank.
- Display Type – Product Pick List
The settings portion will be up to individual choice. In this case, we'll opt to change inventory and adjust the shipping weight. Since the price of our gift basket already takes the price of the wine, cheese, or crackers into account, we'll leave that as it is for now.
Now we'll add the wines to the wine option. Notice how after adding a product, you can edit how the product is named in the list. In our case, one of the wines is a little pricier than the others so we're going to want to charge the customer an extra $3. We'll set up the actual price increase in a later step, but in the meantime we'll add "+$3" to the product's name so it's obvious to shoppers.
On the first option set we create, we'll also create a new option set called "Gift Basket". On the next two options, we'll select that option set on the second page.
Product pick list options are required by default. Should I change it? When you're upselling something, you want the customer to have the option of not buying the add-on product, so you would edit the option set to make it not required. However, in this circumstance, we want our shopper to pick the wine, cheese, and crackers they want in the gift basket, so you would keep the option required.
Now it's time to go to our Gift Basket product and add the Gift Basket option set.
We could save here and be done. But in our case, we want to charge that extra $3 if one of the wines is selected. So we'll click on the Rules tab, and add a rule saying that if this wine is selected, $3 should be added to the price.
Once you're done setting up your product, remember to view it on your storefront to make sure everything works as you intended.