Composites on Pick lists

We sell kits and bundles of products. We obviously use composites for this. There are currently 2 solutions for pick lists and composite products, both of which have their flaws.


Option 1

Add a column to the pick list that puts the composite product info in a cell on the same row as the parent product.

The problem with this is some of our kits have quite a few child items and often they do not always fit in the cell provided.


Linnworks' solution here is to make the rows bigger to allow all composites to print. This is a poor solution as it makes our pick lists massive and is a huge waste of paper as 90% of products ordered do not have composites and they are then sat in a huge row with a load of wasted space.


Option 2

Put a separate child product table on the pick list.

The problem with this is many of our kits have common child products. Therefore we wouldn't know which child products go with which kit ordered...unless our warehouse team memorise each one or have a separate cross reference manual which pretty much defeats the purpose of good pick lists!


My suggestion would be to include an option that looked like this:


Parent Kit 1 SKU - Title - Qty

       Child item A SKU - Bin Rack - Qty

       Child item B SKU - Bin Rack - Qty

       Child item C SKU - Bin Rack - Qty


Parent Kit 2 SKU - Title - Qty

       Child item B SKU - Bin Rack - Qty

       Child item C SKU - Bin Rack - Qty

       Child item D SKU - Bin Rack - Qty




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