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What is the difference between a Kit and an Assembly?

A kit is a group of pre-assembled items that are sold together as one SKU.
Example: A seat bag pre-stuffed with tire irons, patch kit, and a CO2 inflator and sold together.
You cannot build more kits than the minimum quantity on hand for any single item in the kit.
You can break a kit into the component items if required to sell an item in the kit.

An assembly is a group of items sold together as a group (separate line item entries).
Example: A Thule roof rack assembly with standard rails, two bike carriers, and a lock set. You might switch out the rails or remove the lock set before finalizing the sale.
Assemblies allows you to substitute products in the POS screen or remove line items if appropriate.
Assembly allows you to default to the standard price by item or assign special prices when purchased as a group.

Use kits for pre-packaged items that are sold as one SKU for one price.
Use assemblies for groups of items sold together at their regular or pre-defined discount price.
A kit will appear as a single line item in POS with a description listing each component item.
An assembly will appear as separate line items that can be altered.
Kits and assemblies cannot contain matrix class codes.

Assemblies or kits are created using Manager, Database, Items, New Item Wizard (not Power Ops). 
Assemblies is an option listed in the wizard, while a Kit starts out as a Standard item, then change Item type to Kit and define kit components under the Kit tab in item properties. For a brief description of Kits click the Help button at bottom of the Kit tab.

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