Typically, kits in Finale are predefined component parts that make up the finished product. For online sales, a dynamic, or configurable, kit is a finished product sold with variable component parts. For example, if you sell a mixed pack of 6 juice flavors, and the customer is able to choose the juice flavors included in the pack, that would be a dynamic kit.
When selling dynamic kits through your online marketplace, there are two options to ensure Finale can correctly manage your stock levels. In order to correctly deduct inventory in Finale, the component products must be listed on the sales order when it is pulled into Finale. This can be achieved by creating a finished product for each variation and listing the component products under the Bill of Materials. Alternatively, each component product can be added to the sales order and an additional line item can be added to comprise a pack.
Option One - Finished Product Variations
The first option is to create a finished product for every possible variation of the dynamic kit. To expand on our mixed pack of 6 juice flavors example, if you had 3 juice flavors to choose from to complete your pack of 6, you would need 18 bundle SKUs within Finale to accommodate any possible variation of the mixed pack. Each of these finished products would need a Bill of Materials listing the component products that make up the finished good. Choosing "Always Expand BOM" would create a line item for each component product on the sales order and reserve and reduce stock quantity at the component level.
Option Two - Component Products
The second option is to create a listing on the selling channel that allows customers to add each flavor as an individual item to the cart. The component products will pull into Finale as individual line items allowing the software to decrement inventory appropriately.