Kitting and assembly solutions to bundle your products
Autofulfil specializes in both kitting and assembly services, which involve the process of combining two or more related products into a bundle to be packaged together in a single order. Kitting and assembly are both great options for subscription boxes, rainbow packs, including free gifts or product samples with purchases, and adding promotional or instructional literature to the package along with the products being shipped.
What’s the difference between kitting and assembly?
Though the terms “kitting” and “assembly” are often used together, they each serve different purposes in the eCommerce fulfillment process.
Kitting is a process of bundling two or more related products into a new, single packaged product SKU. Kitting is done prior to orders being received and the new, prepackaged bundles are kept in inventory ready to ship. Kitting generally costs less and is best for product bundles you know you have demand for and will sell, since the individual products are no longer in stock as individual SKUs once they’ve become part of a kit.
Assembly is a post-order process, where products are bundled into a single packaged product after an order is received. Assembly costs a bit more than kitting, however, it provides more inventory flexibility for new product bundles that don’t have much demand yet or future product order combinations using the individual product SKUs in stock.
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