Create products out of other products (also known as kits)

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A Bundle is a new entry in your inventory comprised of existing products or variants.

Like a recipe for a dish comprised of multiple ingredients or a buy-one-get-one-free deal with two products included.

Any product or variant can be converted into a Bundle. Transforming a product into a Bundle will allow you to select the "components." A Bundle can have one component or many components. Below are a few visual examples:

Bundles can be used to:

Example (Simple Cheeseburger)

1. Creating components/ingredients

  • Before you create a Bundle, you must first complete the components/ingredients of the Bundle as products (or variants) in Thrive.

    • NOTE: Thrive supports partial quantities on inventory. For example, you can put that quantity into inventory if you only have .758 of a product.

  • We recommend indicating the measurement unit you'll use in the variant name. This will make it easier to build your bundles:

  • SKU and Barcode numbers are always optional. Prices can be set to zero if you are not selling the component by itself. 

  • Price and tax should be entered when building the final Bundled product available for purchase.

  • Setting your components' costs (per unit) will allow you to accurately track your margins on Bundled products.

  • Create an entry for each component/ingredient.

2. Creating the Bundle

Once all components have been created, you can bundle them together. In this case, we'll bundle our components into the final Cheeseburger product.

  • Go to the Products page and create a new product. 

  • Then, convert the product into a Bundle as shown below:

  • NOTE: You might need to side-scroll on that section to expose the clickable gear wheel.

On the next screen, you will be prompted to select the components of the Bundle. See for yourself:

Having trouble figuring out what to put in the "input quantity" section? We've got you covered in our Math for Assemblies, Bundles, and Modifiers article!


The Bundle Report shows you all the current Bundles, their components, and how much will be deducted for each sale.

The Product Sales Report will show the sale of the Bundle, not the Bundle's components.

  • The cost shown will be automatically calculated based on the cost of that Bundle's components.

The Vendor Sales Report will show the sale of the Bundle in regards to which vendor is assigned to the Bundle, and it will not show the sale of the components under the individual component's vendor(s).

  • You can assign multiple vendors to the Bundle if you want the sale to show under multiple vendors in the Vendor Sales Report.

The Inventory Change Report will show the change in quantities of the components. Choose only to show Bundles or filter them out using the "Filters" button.

Bundles do not show on the Inventory Report. Only a Bundle's components will appear to ensure we aren't double-counting products in your inventory.

  • NOTE: If you plan to reverse your bundle/component setups, be aware that you will be essentially starting with a new set of inventory and inventory history for those products. We encourage you to download any relevant reports before making the switch.

Things to Note:

  • Thrive calculates the costs and quantities in stock for Bundles, so there is no need for complicated math!

  • Thrive does NOT automatically recognize standard unit conversion. In other words, unless you tell it, our system does not know that 1000 milliliters go into 1 liter or that 16oz are the same thing as 1lb. You can learn more here.

  • Quantities of Bundles are based on the amounts of the components. Bundle quantities cannot be set directly. If the quantity seems wrong, check the amount in stock for each component (on the Products page).

  • Bundles are designated with an icon on your Inventory page and are automatically pushed out to your POS (Point Of Sale). They will appear on your POS like any other product.

  • Edit or delete bundles from the Edit Product panel. Adjustments you make to quantities of components will be reflected in the available bundle quantities.

  • Use the "Filters" button on the Products page to "Show bundles only."

  • You cannot create a Bundle out of another Bundle, but Assemblies will help with most of those situations.

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