Product Bundles

Bundles are a new type of product that we are planning to introduce in our platform in the following months. With Bundles, Distributors and Service Providers will gain the ability to include multiple products in one single Product SKU having a single billing event with better prices than purchasing all products separately.

The first version of Bundling will support only subscription-based bundles that consist of two or more recurring products or add-ons. Billing wise, there will be a single subscription that will be billed to the customer but provisioning wise separate subscriptions will be kept for each component of the bundle.

 

Creating a Bundle Product

You are now able to create a Bundle product, for packaging two or more solutions that complement each other, and offer it as a single SKU to your customers and resellers. The first version of Bundling will support only subscription-based bundles (named sub-subscriptions) that consist of two or more recurring products or add-ons.  For a product to be included in a Bundle, it must be available to all units and currencies the bundle supports and it can participate in the Bundle with more than one license, whenever applicable.

The cost and sell price of a Bundle is calculated automatically from the pricing rules you have defined for its products (also known as sub-products). 

Ordering a Bundle Product from Storefront

After creating a bundle product, defining its complementary sub-products along with their pricing, and publishing the bundle to the Storefront, your customers can now order it via Storefront.

Ordering a Bundle Product from BSS

After creating a bundle product, defining its complementary sub-products along with their pricing, and publishing the bundle to the Storefront, an account manager can now order it also via our BSS platform.

Invoicing and Billing a Bundle Subscription

With the completion of the order execution, our system will generate an invoice for charging the Bundle product (prepaid) as the summation of its sub-products. Since certain sub-products are assigned to a given Bundle then the sum of all of their total prices becomes the actual Bundle's unit price. Therefore, the reseller/direct customer will know exactly what he pays for a Bundle product based on the invoice analysis, such as the one found in the following example.

Managing a Bundle Subscription in Storefront

Following the order execution of a Bundle product, a subscription is created. However, the main difference between a normal subscription of a product and a Bundle subscription of two or more sub-products is the fact that the sub-products of a Bundle are invoiced through the main Bundle subscription and will follow the pricing options of the Bundle configuration. In this successive analysis, the user can gain a better understanding of how to manage a Bundle subscription along with its sub-subscriptions in the Storefront.  

Managing a Bundle Subscription in BSS

Following the order execution of a Bundle product, a subscription is created. However, the main difference between a normal subscription of a product and a Bundle subscription of two or more sub-products is the fact that the sub-products of a Bundle are invoiced through the main Bundle subscription and will follow the pricing options of the Bundle configuration. In this successive analysis, the user can gain a better understanding of how to manage a Bundle subscription along with its sub-subscriptions in the BSS platform.  

Notifications and Reports for Bundle Subscription

The Notifications, as well as the Reports of Bundle subscriptions, have everything in common with a normal subscription's notifications and reports except for the merge fields that are only applicable only to Bundles. 

Bundles and Tenant Resellers

Tenant resellers are able to utilize Bundle Products since Bundles are transferred from the root organization during the creation of the Tenant's organization. Additionally, Tenant resellers can create their own Bundle products.