Adding a pack

Packs allow you to group multiple items together and sell the group under a single price. There are many different uses for packs, some examples include:

  1. A lunch package, which may contain a sandwich, a beverage and a sweet.
  2. A cocktail package, where customers can select from a range of canapés.
  3. An all day function package.
  4. Staff-only packs which contain picking list items, such as linen, hire equipment & glassware.
  5. And many more...

All pack functions are available from the Plus plan of FoodStorm, however a "lite" version of Packs is also available on the Standard plan, with the following limitations:

  • A maximum of one selection per pack.
  • A maximum of one fixed item per delivery service time.

Creating a Pack

You can create 2 different types of packs.

Selections

A pack that contains selections allows the customer to pick the items from a list. This can be used for canapes where they have to select 5 from a list of 20.
If a selection is for only 1 choice it will appear as a drop down list on the shopping cart and the pack price will be ignored, the individual item prices will be displayed instead (see word example below). 

Fixed Items

A pack that contains a fixed set of items that can't be changed from the customer. This can be used for lunch packages that contain a sandwich, cake and drink. This way the kitchen sees the individual items but the customer only has to add the pack.

  • Click Add a pack.
  • The top details are the same as adding an item.
  • Tick This pack contains selections.
    1. Give the selection a name. Remember to make this singular not plural.
    2. Enter the number of selections to be made.
    3. Enter the quantity per selection. This can be multiplied by the quantity added to the order or set to only.
    4. Enter the items that the pack contains. These items must have been added already.
    5. Optionally add another selection.
    6. Click Save.
  • Tick This pack contains fixed items.
    1. Enter the items that the pack contains. These items must have been added already.
    2. Enter a quantity.
    3. Select if the item is multiplied by the quantity added to the order or set to only.
    4. You can also tick "Total pack items must match the pack quantity when ordering". This can be used for sandwich fillings.
    5. Click Save.

See the attached example (word document) of using Packs to display a selection of choices in a dropdown list. 

The example allows a shopper to select from a dropdown listbox a choice of a single Caesar Salad, a Caesar Salad for 5 or 6 people, or  a Caesar salad for 10-12 people.

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