Introduction - Setup
The Setup tab is where you kickstart your bundle creation journey. Here, you will lay down the foundations of your bundle, including its name and whether you want a classic or native bundle.
To navigate to the Setup tab and start creating a new bundle:
Step 1: While viewing your Shopify admin, click Apps on the side menu.
Step 2: Select the Bundle Builder app.
Step 3: When the Bundle Builder dashboard has loaded, click the Create new bundle button. This will direct you to the Setup.
In this guide, we'll go over each Setup option in detail to help you choose the best settings for your bundle.
Begin by entering a Bundle name. The Bundle name will be visible only to you in Shopify's admin and within the Bundle Builder app. Choose a name that accurately represents your bundle to make it easy to identify later on. However, you can come back and change it at any time if required.
Classic or native bundle
The next step is deciding whether you want to create a native or classic bundle.
When you're new to Bundle Builder, it's not always obvious what the difference is. But don't worry, you'll feel more confident after you've created your first couple of bundles! Let's quickly look at each one to help make your decision easier.
Native bundles are an exciting new addition to Bundle Builder. We've integrated Shopify's bundling API into our app, meaning you can now create bundles that have fewer technical restrictions. You may wish to choose a native bundle if:
- You want to offer Shopify discount codes with your bundle.
- You only want to offer percentage discounts for bundles (e.g. 10% off).
- You already use an app that uses draft orders.
Please note: All products included in a native bundle must be available in the Online Store sales channel.
Classic bundles include Bundle Builder's original bundle types - single SKU and multiple SKU bundles.
How single SKU bundles work: Bundle Builder generates a dummy product for the new bundle in your Shopify admin. When your customers add the bundle to their carts, they're adding this dummy product which has its own SKU. The unique contents of the bundle are listed as line item properties. Single SKU is a great option if:
- You want a unique SKU for your bundle.
- You fulfill your own orders and aren't using any third-party fulfillment apps.
- You want to offer discount codes with your bundles.
How multiple SKU bundles work: The individual products forming your bundle are added directly to the cart using their individual SKU codes. They appear as separate items. However, the bundle name and discount are also visible in the cart to prevent confusion. Multiple SKU is a great option if:
- You use third-party services, such as inventory and fulfillment companies.
- You sell non-physical products, such as digital services.
- You don't offer discount codes.
Read our full guide to find out more about classic bundle types: How to choose a bundle type
Still not sure?
If you're new to creating bundles and feeling uncertain about which bundle type to choose, we recommend starting with native bundles. It's a versatile option that combines the best features from both our classic bundle types.
Did you know? If you're on Bundle Builder's Free plan, you gain access to exclusive webinars hosted by our dedicated Merchant Success Specialist - providing invaluable best practice advice on setting up bundles.
When you reach our Growth plan, you can benefit from a one-on-one meeting with our Merchant Success Specialist to receive tailored support for optimizing your bundles for maximum success!
Congratulations on finishing the initial stage of your bundle setup! With the Setup tab now complete, it's time to shift your focus towards the design.