What is an SKU

(Stock-Keeping Unit)?

SKU Definition

A stock-keeping unit, or SKU, is a product code (alphanumeric serial numbers) used to identify finished goods that are sold to customers. SKU codes are used to monitor item locations, stock levels, pricing, and additional product details. SKUs can also be managed with scannable bar codes that are printed on product labels.

Additional Information

SKUs often contain information related to a product or service encoded into itself. Items commonly contained within SKUs include:

  • Vendor or Supplier
  • Category and Subcategory
  • Product Specification(s)

FAQs

Is SKU and barcode the same?

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How are products assigned a SKU?

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What is the difference between UPC and SKU?

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