Creating Product Bundles¶
Liferay Commerce supports the creation of Product bundles using Product Options. With Options, you can define values that link the current Product with other SKUs, whether Simple, Virtual, or Grouped. Once defined, customers can select different Option values when adding the Product to their cart.
For example, consider a computer hardware distributor. Customers can select a specific computer model with a standard case, power supply, motherboard, and OS system, but they must choose between other hardware components (e.g., CPU, GPU, RAM, storage). Each Product variant has its own price based on the selected components. The total cost is calculated by adding the price of the selected value to the price of the current Product.
In addition to Product bundles, Liferay Commerce provides Grouped Products for combining multiple SKUs for sale. This Product type groups SKUs for customer convenience or special promotions. Unlike Product bundles, each Grouped Product has its own SKU, and its final cost is determined by its own price entry. See Creating a Grouped Product for more details.
Follow these steps to create a Product bundle:
Open the Global Menu, click on the Commerce tab, and go to Product Management → Products.
Click on the Product you want to use as the base Product for the bundle and go to the Options tab.
In the Add Options field, enter a name for your new bundle Option, and click on Create New.
A new Option template is created and applied to your Product using the default Option settings.
Alternatively, you can create an Option Template via the Options page in the Commerce tab of the Global Menu. This method is best for commonly used types of bundles. See Using Product Options for more information.
Click on the new Option to edit its details and values.
Configure the following Option settings:
Description (Optional): Add a localized description.
Position: Set the Option’s priority to determine the order in which it’s displayed relative to other Options.
Use in Faceted Navigation: Determine whether the Option can be used to filter Product search results.
Required: Determine whether users must select an Option value before adding the Product to the cart.
SKU Contributor: Determine whether the Option’s values are used to generate unique Product SKUs.
Field Type: Choose the type of field used for the Option.
Price Type: Choose whether to use Static or Dynamic pricing for Option values.
Dynamic uses the link SKU’s price for a value, while Static uses a fixed price set directly in the value. Dynamic and Static prices are added to the current Product’s base price.
Also, since Product bundles use the Price Type attribute, they can only use the Single Selection and Select from List field types.
Scroll down to Values, click the Add button (), and enter the following details for your value:
Name: Set the display name used for the value. If SKU Contributor is enabled, this name is used for the value’s SKU.
Position: Set the value’s priority to determine its placement in the Option’s field.
Key: This field is auto-generated to match the Name field, though you can set it independently.
Repeat this process until you’ve added all the desired values.
Once created, click on a value to access these additional settings:
Default: Determine whether the Option defaults to the selected value.
Delta Price (For Static Only): Set a specific price for the value.
Product: Link an existing SKU to the value and specify its quantity.
Each of the Option’s values must be unique. This means the same Product+quantity combination cannot be used for multiple values in the same Option. However, the same value can be used in other Options added to the Product.
Also bundle values cannot link to other Product bundles, to Products with a required option, or to Products with subscription enabled. If the bundle uses dynamic pricing, it can only link to APPROVED Product instances.
(Optional) If SKU Contributor is enabled for your Option, go to the SKUs tab in the Product’s Page, click the Add Button, and select Generate All SKU Combinations.
This generates a new SKU for each Option value, which you can edit in the SKUs tab.
When enabled, customers must select a value, even if Required is not enabled for the Option.
Verify your Product Bundle appears in the Product’s Display Page.