Stock Keeping Units (SKUs)
SKUs allow businesses to manage inventory - track items as they are bought, shipped and delivered, as well as their placement in warehouses. On the SKUs tab within your product, you are able to see and manage the items covered in this document.
Note: For Product Bundling, the SKUs tab for your product will not include all of these fields. See our Product Bundling Knowledge Article for more information.
Entering your Warehouse location for your product so that it easy to find expediting the fulfillment of your orders to your customers. Warehouse location field allows you to specify where you are storing the product (e.g. row, bin or island).
You will have an opportunity to associate the Warehouse for your product's SKUs when you you order your products from your suppliers, receive them into your warehouses and manage the quantities through your inventory adjustments. For additional details on how this works, please see the Multi Warehouse Article. The first time you create a product, it will default to the Primary Warehouse if Multi Warehouse is enabled.
SKU's further differentiate your product offerings for the various size and color variations.
To locate the Product SKU's tab,
- Select Product from your main, left vertical menu.
- Select your product
- Click on the SKU's tab
On the Product>SKUs tab, in the SKU's field, further associate your products with additional attributes such as sizing, product image and product variations.
You can have the system automatically generate SKU's for you. Or, you can create your own SKU's manually.
- Manual SKU Generation - Enter in the SKU field the unique identifier you want for your product. If you do not have one, you could start with your Product's unique identifier (what you used when you setup your product). Next, add on your color identifier. And, finally, add on your size identifier. As an example, if your product identifier was "B004" when you setup your product and the product is a white, large product, you may want a SKU that looks like this: B004-W-L.
- Automatic SKU Generation - Under the Settings>Product Setup screen, click on the drop down arrow and change from "Manual" to "Automatic". The system will then automatically generate these for you.
You may also add your EAN/UPC to the SKUs page for each of your products.
These are globally unique numbers that are generally 12 or 13 digits managed by the the GS1 Global Standard Organization. UPCs are Universal Product Codes used in the U.S. In Europe, EANs are European Article Numbers also called International Article Numbers. All barcodes printed on the boxes that are shipped use these UPC codes and they are unique across the globe. They also facilitate 3rd party scanning across the globe.
As you buy a pack of EANs, you can automatically assign them to each of your products. The more you EANs you purchase, the lower the cost. You only need to buy the numbers as the barcodes will automatically be generated within Uphance.
For more information on configuring EAN/UPC codes, please see our Managing EAN/UPC Codes Knowledge Article.
You can manually set your inventory levels on this screen in the inventory field. For additional information, see Inventory Management.