All You Should Know about Magento 2 Bundle Products

1. Overview of Magento 2 Bundle Product

As its name, bundle product is a bundle of products. A bundle product includes many simple products or virtual products and these products called children products. The children products are gathered in options for customers to choose. However, there is a notice that you can’t add custom options to bundle products and also to the children products in a bundle product.

Some examples of bundle product type are a computer system, yoga kit, camera set,...

Bundle products aim to let purchasers “build their own” because they can customize their selections based on their need.

For example, Sprite Yoga Companion Kit is a bundle product having options of brick, ball, strap and roller. In each option, children product name along with price are displayed for purchasers to select.

Magento 2 bundle product An example of Magento 2 bundle product

The first option of this bundle product represents a Yoga Brick and brick options are displayed in a drop-down box. Buyers can select only one option in the box and can change its quantity. The second option represents a Yoga Ball and its options are shown in checkbox type. It includes three balls and customers can choose more than one product in this option but they can’t change the default quantity of these products which is set up in the backend by store owners. The third option is Yoga Trap and its options are displayed in a multiple select box. As its name, multiple select option type allows customers to choose many products in the box at once time and like checkbox type, because buyers can select many products, they can’t change the default quantity of products. The final option represents a Roller and it is presented in an option type called radio button type. This option type is quite similar to drop-down type, it allows selecting only one product and changing its quantity.

Besides, you can see the required fields are marked, which means purchasers need to select options in these fields to complete ordering a bundle product and they don’t need to choose the unrequired field to order the bundle product.

2. Customize Bundle Attributes as Fixed or Dynamic

Customize Magento 2 bundle product attributes Customize bundle product attributes

The SKU of bundle items can be set as either Dynamic or Fixed. If you set SKU as Dynamic, each bundle item SKU is assigned by adding a suffix to the default SKU. If you set SKU as fixed, you can assign a unique SKU for each bundle item.

With bundle product weight, a Fixed weight setting allows you to set a determined value for bundle products directly but with Dynamic weight, you can not set a weight value to bundle products. Instead, the weight of bundle is calculated from the selected bundle items.

If you set Fixed price for a bundle product, you can enter a base price with applied taxes for it. For Dynamic price setting, the bundle price and tax class attribute are disabled and the price of the bundle is composed of the item prices in options. Moreover, you can set the price viewing on the category page and on the product details page in case you set bundle product price is Dynamic. If you select Price Range, the lowest and the highest prices calculated from option item prices will be displayed. If you set it to As Low As, the lowest possible price of the bundle will be shown only. Of course, the final price depends on the price of products that are selected by purchasers.

3. Inventory of Bundle Product

The quantity of a bundle product is not available because the value is determined for each item of the bundle.

4. Shipping Method

You can determine whether the bundle items will be shipped together or separately. Shipping together means that you can create one shipment for entire bundle items and if you choose to ship bundle items separately, you need to notice when creating the shipment for each bundle item.

5. Conclusion

The bundle product is mistaken for the grouped product in Magento 2 because they all allow adding more items to one product and sell it. However, while your customers cannot choose among many attributes of items in the grouped products as what they want, the bundle product type allows them to do this when many options are displayed for them to customize. Our blog Grouped Product vs Bundle Product in Magento will help you discriminate two these product types clearly.

With all functions above, bundle products will certainly bring your store many advantages. You can visit our blog post How to Create Bundle Products in Magento 2 to know more about guides to create this product type in Magento 2.

Although a bundle product includes many children products in option, default Magento 2 allows showing only a bundle product image, therefore, customers only can select items based on their names and prices. To solve this weak point of bundle product, BSSCommerce developed Magento 2 Bundle Option Image extension to allow enabling images of children products in options.

Magento 2 bundle option image Magento 2 Bundle Option Image extension allows showing bundle item images in bundle product page.

This module helps your bundle products be displayed most effectively with other feature such as change image size, customize the showing images in sliders in multiple select input type.

Magento 2 Bundle Option Image

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