Kitting

Kitting is an essential warehousing service that’s a little complicated and hard to manage on your own. That’s why ESM offers superior kitting services. So, read on to find out what it is, why it’s essential, and why you should let ESM handle it for your business.

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What is kitting?

Product kitting, or product bundling, is the process of taking multiple single items with unique SKUs and combining them into one unit with a new SKU. For example, when a customer purchases a kitted item, the inventory system links every single item to the sale. Some examples of kitted products include subscription boxes, gaming sets, and pre-assembled products.

What are the benefits of product kitting?

Product kitting can help you sell more items. Also, it can help improve your marketing strategy. Bundled items typically cost less than when bought separately. Consumers are more likely to buy bundled items than multiple individual items.

Kitting is often easier for the customer as well as the retailer. For example, with a gaming set, including the console, controller, and one game is a popular way for customers to get all they need to start gaming. Sure, you could sell all these things separately, but it is much easier for the customer to buy them all at once.

How does ESM handle kitted orders?

ESM has perfected effective kitting. ESM’s ability to quickly and accurately fill kitted orders of any size makes it a great option for growing businesses. So, stop filling your time fulfilling kitted orders and hand that responsibility over to ESM. You’ll have more time to focus on other important (and more fun) aspects of your business!

What is batch kitting?

Batch kitting is the process of pre-packing kitted items so they’re ready to ship. If most of your orders include multiple items, batch kitting might be beneficial for your business. This allows for fast, effective order fulfillment. If individual items are high in demand, batch kitting might not be the most effective option for you.

For example, if a skincare company often sells a cleanser, toner, and lotion together, batch kitting those items might streamline the order fulfillment process for the company.

How can I fulfill kitted orders?

 

In-house fulfillment

Tracking individual and kitted orders manually can get really complicated fast. Using a good inventory software can help you streamline your in-house fulfillment processes.  Expect to put a lot of time into order fulfillment if you do them in-house.

For smaller businesses, in-house fulfillment might be the best option. However, if your company is experiencing rapid growth, and you don’t have the resources to acquire an in-house warehouse, moving to outsourcedfulfillment might help you focus on other aspects of your business.

 

Outsourced fulfillment

Third-party fulfillment services stock and ship your online orders. Fulfillment companies handle kitted products every single day, and have effective automated systems that efficiently track inventory.

For companies that don’t have their own warehouses, outsourced fulfillment is a great option to handle kitted orders.

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