Rental Unit vs. Set. vs. Kit

By now you’ve been adding lots of Inventory Items to your account. There are three ways that you can classify your Items: as an Individual Rental Unit, a Set, or as a Kit.


Within RW Elephant, Items are defined as a rental unit. For instance, if you rent a single fork, you'd enter the “Nantucket Fork” as its own Item. However, if you only-ever-always rent forks in sets of 12, you'd enter “Nantucket Forks (set of 12)” as the Item.


Then, if you own 120 total forks, in the first case, you'd have a quantity of 120. In the second, a quantity of 10.


Please note, however, that sets are different than Kits within RW Elephant. If you always rent two “Hudson Chairs” together, you should enter them as 1 item: “Pair of Hudson Chairs” or “Hudson Chairs (Pair).”


If, however, you sometimes rent them individually but have a separate price when they are rented together, you'll want to use the Kits feature.


The Kits feature within RW Elephant allows you to group multiple Inventory Items together.


For instance, if you want to sometimes rent Chair A, Chair B, and Table C together as a group, you can create a Kit for just those items.


You may want to use the Kits feature to create groups of items that go together in your tent packages, for a set of dinnerware, or with an item that can be skinned in different colors.


Here is another example of a Kit:


2 Babar Chairs + 1 Nono Couch = Sophisticate Lounge Set


This Kit can have its own Rental Price (higher than, equal to or lower than the sum of the individual pieces).


RW Elephant will determine the quantity of your Kit based on the available quantities of the components.