Booklog has a sub-system (which we integrate with) called "Master /Sub SKUs" -- it is used to create relationships between a set of items like T-Shirts, Sweatpants, etc... Basically -- one item becomes the Master SKU (it does not matter which one), and the Master Item's SKU is assigned to all the other items in the set.
When a BL item has a Master-SKU that is different than its own SKU, your Website assumes that it is part of the item-set (like different-sized T-shirts), and it combines those products into a single Website product -- an item set.
Items in Booklog that are not part of an item-set can be grouped into an item set. Here's how:
- Identify one of the products as the "Master SKU" : we recommend using the one that goes out of stock the least often.
- Open this item^^ from your Inventory Picklist, and click its "Miscellaneous" tab - then check the checkbox for "Enable Sub-SKUs".
- Click on the (newly appeared) Sub-SKU tab, and make the item its own Master and Sub-SKU. (The same number is visible in both boxes.)
- Then, navigate to each Sub-SKU item, and choose the newly-created Master SKU as that Sub-SKU item's Master.
- Once the item appears on the Website, you can edit its title and image(s) so that it represents the entire item-set
If you pressed the "Duplicate" button to create an item in Booklog, it automatically becomes a Sub-SKU item of the item you duplicated.
Here is an example of how an item set with color and size attributes will appear on your site:
Creating a 3-Axis Item Set
You can enable a third drop-down menu for items that need an additional level of grouping (Other than "Color" and "Size".)
- Once you have completed the steps at the top of this article, click on the item's Timber tab and scroll to the bottom.
- Expand "Attribute Management", Select the Style attribute (Ctrl + Click) and Save
- When the page reloads, go back down to Attribute Management, and rename the "Style Name" to "Shirt Style" or something else more descriptive.
- To finish grouping the items together: in Booklog, edit each item in the set and set its Style Attribute field according to your needs: Style One, Style Two, etc...
Here is a sharp-looking example from the MStore: