Bundle items together to book and rent out orders with ease and speed. These can be your rental packages, promotions or combination of items that are regularly rented out together. For example a Beach Photoshoot bundle can have 2 DSLR Cameras, 3 Lenses, 2 Tripods and 6 Soda Cans. Explore bundles from your EZRentOut account.
When to use Bundles
Bundles are used to combine different items that are regularly rented out together. For example, if (any) 2 DSLR cameras, 2 tripods and 3 lens cleaning solutions need to be rented out for a ‘beach photoshoot’ engagement, then having this as a bundle will serve both as a checklist and a quick one-step process for their rent out. You need to have Inventory and Asset Stock modules enabled to add them in bundle lines. Enable both modules from Settings → Add Ons.
Creating a new Bundle
You can create a new bundle from Bundles → Add New Bundle. Fill in the data fields for bundle name and description. You can add a bundle level discount to it. See image below:
– Add Bundle Line: A bundle can have multiple line items based on the types of items needed; based on their name, their association to a group or a number of flexible options presented in the drop-down when choosing the type of bundle line (asset, asset stock, inventory).
Let’s implement the ‘beach photoshoot’ bundle that consists of 2 DSLR cameras, 2 tripods, and 3 lens cleaning solutions:
a. 2 DSLR cameras – We’ve set up our items such that there is a group called Cameras and all DSLR cameras are associated to it. We’ll use the Advanced (Assets) in the type.
b. 2 tripods from asset stock – We’ll use the ‘Asset Stock’ in the type:
c. 3 cleaning solutions from inventory – We’ll use ‘Inventory’ in the type:
Add Advanced Items to Bundles using Custom Fields
Users can also add Advanced Items to bundles through custom fields. This means that users will be able to look up items based on the custom identifiers that they’ve created. We have extended this functionality to single line text and number fields for items.
– Bundle Pricing: For rental items (assets and asset stock), their actual rental rates are used. However, you can have bundle level discounts to override/adjust these rates. For example, a camera is rented out at $5 per hour and $10 per day. If there’s a 5% discount set on the bundle, the rates will change to $4.75 per hour and $9.5 per day. For sale items (inventory), you can choose a price when adding the bundle line. Say you normally sell Lens Cleaning Solutions at $5.5 per set but in a bundle, you want to sell them for $5. You’ll give the $5 price when adding Lens Cleaning Solution in the bundle.
Featured Bundle: If enabled, it will be viewable as a featured bundle on your webstore. You will know more about it later in this blog.
Once done, our bundle detail page shows a summary of the associated items. See image below:
You can also add comments and upload documents and images to a bundle from within its detail page.
Add bundle to Order
Now that the bundle has been created, we can add it to an Order from Bundle Detail Page → Click ‘Add to Order’ button. This action will identify the available assets, asset stock and inventory items from this bundle and add them to your order. Now whenever there is a Photoshoot scheduled, simply add the bundle to the order to rent out or book bundled items. Specified quantities will be pulled up from available items with a single click to be rented out or booked for a Photoshoot (see image below). Learn more about Orders.
Hit ‘Add to Order’ button. You will be redirected to the Order detail page, where you can either add more items OR you can also add a bundle to a drafted order. Once done adding items/bundles, the order is ready for rent out or booking for a later date. See image below:
Learn More on adding Bundles with Flat Pricing to Orders
Booked orders can be edited on the fly. Items (also bundles) can be removed/added, giving businesses more control over their equipment (see image below). Enable the Bookings Module from Settings → Add Ons. You can now book more items at the last minute and update the order. Say you booked a rental order for Ryan Samuels that consists a Nikon DSLR Camera to cover a CES exhibition but then you realized you forgot to add the tripod.
You can also enable conflict free booking from Settings → Add Ons → Bookings.
Bundles on Webstore
We love making the rental experience easy for EZRentOut users. You can also showcase bundles on your webstore for customers to view and add to cart. Additionally, selected bundles can be made ‘visible on webstore’ or showcased as a ‘featured bundle’ from the Bundle’s detail page. From the store settings, you can also customize information a customer views on a bundle’s detail page e.g. number of available bundles, any discounts applied to them, as well as all the items contained within the bundle itself. Learn More
Note: Bundles can only be viewed as a separate tab – enabled from Settings → Store Settings → Menu Tabs. See image below how a bundle may look on your webstore:
Have more questions?
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Updated: August 25, 2016