In addition to normal products, you might be working with the following product types: bundles, packages, dynamic kits and static kits.

A bundle is a collection of catalog entries to allow customers to buy multiple items at once. For example, a bundle for a computer might be composed of a central processing unit, a monitor, a hard drive, and a DVD-ROM drive.
A package is an atomic collection of catalog entries. For example, a computer package might contain a specific central processing unit, monitor, and hard drive that cannot be sold separately.
Dynamic kits
A dynamic kit is a type of catalog entry that can be dynamically configured by the customer. This configuration (or grouping) of products is based on the customer's requirements and is sold as a single unit. The components of a dynamic kit are controlled by an external product configurator through a set of predefined rules and user interaction supplied at order-entry time.
Feature Pack 3Note: Dynamic kit integration with WebSphere Commerce and Sterling Configurator is not supported in Sales Center.
Static kits
A static kit is a group of products that are ordered as a unit. The information about the products contained in a static kit is predefined and controlled within WebSphere Commerce. The individual components within the order cannot be modified and must be fulfilled together.

The products in the stores with which you work might have promotional offers and associated products to offer customers. You can view promotional offers, such as free items, free shipping, or discounts, in the Marketing Promotions view. You can view associated products, such as up-sell, cross-sell, or down-sell products, in the Merchandising Associations view.

The following are examples of promotional offers:

  • Free shipping when the order total is over $100.
  • A 20% discount on all laptops.
  • A free printer when buying a computer package.

The following are examples of associated products:

This is a more expensive product in the same product line as the currently displayed or selected product.
This is a related or complementary product to the currently displayed or selected product.
This is a less expensive product in the same product line as the currently displayed or selected product.