You have many different products in your database with different commodity groups. However, not every product is available at all times. For example, you can have seasonal items, discontinued items or items you only carry in certain locations. Assortments can help you categorize items by their availability and order procedure.
Back Office Configuration
When you start out you will likely only find a general assortment in your back office. Before you start setting up your assortment configuration please keep the following in mind:
- Each product can only be assigned to one assortment.
- When you place new orders you have the ability to select a specific assortment. This allows you to order items for one assortment by reordering levels and items of another assortment by purchase history.
- Order recommendations only include assortments that are set as available for the warehouse. You can assign assortments to organizational units under Settings > Organizational Units.
Assortments can be added or managed under Sales > Assortments.
- Everyday Items
- Discontinued / Limited
- Large Store Items
- (Location) Store Items
You can assign products to assortments individually or while creating products. The image on the right shows the product edit screen and highlights the assortment setting.
You can also use the mass products editor or custom data importer to change the assortment for a large number of products.
To control which assortment is available where and when. Navigate to Settings > Organizational Units. Here you can find a list of organizational units which can represent stores, warehouses or areas. In the edit organizational unit screen, you will see an assortment section on the right side. Here you can add assortments and define date ranges. If you leave the date fields blank the system will assume the assortment is available at all times.