Last Updated on by Dan S
Originally Published July 6, 2021.

How best to create a ‘build a box’ in Shopify

Let’s say you sell chocolates, nuts, or accessories in your Shopify store. You might want to give your customers the option to build a box containing their favorite items. Can you do this with Shopify, or would you have to download an app? Let’s explore in detail. 

Build a box feature 

The ‘build a box’ feature lets your customer curate items of their preference to form a bundle deal for themselves. 

Typically, it’s possible to customize pretty much every theme to make this possible. However, if you have certain additional requirements, you may want to choose the theme accordingly. 

As for the apps, there are two good options to try. 


build a box

The Bundles app lets you create bundles and keep the inventory up to date. If a certain bundle or a part of it sells out, the app will display it as ‘sold out’ in your store. 

You don’t have to make any coding changes to your theme. All you have to do is install the app, choose the content, and it will take care of the rest. Besides creating bundles of products, you can also combine different variants of the items in your store. 

Basically, you can let your customers choose different product sizes or colors to curate a bundle. 

Bundle Products and Discounts

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The Bundle Products and Discounts app lets you create product bundles that further help in boosting sales. You can enhance one product by adding its different variants in a bundle or create bundles using different products. Here are some other features of this app:

  • Display bundles on the cart page 
  • Created discount bundles (for instance, get 10% off on buying three bundles)
  • Showcase the bundles using a short description in any language 
  • Multiple layout options 
  • Create single-product bundles by adding its variants 

Although you can use these apps for your convenience, some Shopify experts recommend making the changes in your theme to accelerate page load.