How to Create a Composite Item


Composite items consist of a number of other items (components).

In the Back Office, go to ‘Item list’.

‘Item list’

First, you have to create the components of a composite item.

Create them as you would ordinary items by clicking on ‘Add Item’ button.

‘Add Item’ button

Give your item a name. If any component is not sold separately in your store, deselect the checkbox ‘The item is available for sale’, so it will not be seen in the items list during sales.

check-box ‘The item is available for sale’

Fill in the cost field and save the component item.

If the ‘Track stock’ is switched on, then, during the sale of a composed item, the components’ stock will be reduced.  

After you have all the components, you can create a composite item by clicking on ‘Add Item’ button again.

Then switch on the ‘Composite item’ option in the Inventory section.

switch on the ‘Composite item’ option

Add components one by one searching for them in the items list.   

Add components one by one

Specify the quantity field for each component’s item.

quantity field

The composite item cost will be calculated based on the quantity and cost of all components.

composite item cost

All other parameters of composite items can be filled in as usual.

Don’t forget to save your composite item.

Note: The maximum nesting level for composite items is 3. If an item already has a third nesting level, then it is not displayed in the drop-down list when searching for components.

See also:

How to Add Items and Categories