What is Stock Keeping Unit ( SKU )?
Definition– SKU (stockkeeping unit, sometimes spelled “Sku”) is an identification, usually alphanumeric, of a particular product that allows it to be tracked for inventory purposes. Typically, an SKU (pronounced with the individual letters or as SKYEW) is associated with any purchasable item in a store or catalog.
You can use stockkeeping units to record information about your items for a specific location and/or a specific variant code.
Stockkeeping units are a supplement to item cards, they do not replace them, although they are related to them. Stockkeeping units allow you to differentiate information about an item for a specific location (such as a warehouse or distribution center) or a specific variant (such as different shelf numbers and different replenishment information), for the same item.
It is important to note that the information on the Stockkeeping Unit card has priority over the Item card.