What is a Master Case?
A Master Case is a handling unit containing multiple smaller inner packs (called multi-pack units) of the same item. A master case has it's own SKU and in our system is considered it's own individual product.
In our system, ShipMonk considers a master case its own handling unit with its own SKU. As previously mentioned, within each master case are multi-pack units, or the quantity of inventory within each carton. Creating SKUs for master cases ensures that when we receive them, that we never open them up to remove inventory.
*NOTE* if you want to offer master cases of varying sizes with varying quantities of multi-pack units, each master case size would need to be made as a separate SKU.
Follow the instructions below or watch this video to create a master case product.
Step 1. Hover your cursor over "Inventory" at the top of the page, and click "Add Product"
Step 2. Fill in the prompts in "Product Information". While not required, it's recommended that you give your "Product SKU" and your "Product Name" a name that would indicate that it's a master case. Notice the sample product name and SKU in the picture below for reference.
Step 3. Above "Width" in the dimensions, click "Master Case"
Step 4. Enter in the amount of units per case in the "Multi-pack Units" section. For this example, there are 6 Rolex watches per Master Case.
Step 5. Click "Save" and you're done!