Frequently Asked Questions
SKU is an abbreviation for Stock Keeping Unit. It is a code that you decide for each item in your inventory. If your item has multiple variations then, you also need to create a unique SKU for each variation so that you can track the performance and have a better analysis of each variant.
An SKU generator is a tool that generates an SKU for your inventory items based on the attributes and rules decided by you.
We will always suggest to start using inventory software. You can start with a free plan to test the product and check if it fits your business. Like in Zoho Inventory, we have a comprehensive list of features under the free plan which can help you to manage SKU effectively.
The attributes depend upon the nature of your products. There can be a lot of variations like color, size, and length. Based on this, you can add the attributes and the tool will generate the SKU.
The order of the SKU will be decided by you. You can change the sequence of the SKU and try out different variations before committing it (saving it) in the system. You can also add different separators to make it more precise.
There are three golden rules that you need to remember while deciding the SKU for an item : Use cascading method, keep it simple, and avoid using special characters. To read more about this Click here
SKU is a unique name that you identify for each item in your inventory. Whereas, serial number is a unique identifier for each unit and batch number is a identifier for an entire batch of items. The serial and batch number will change as you buy and sell the items but, the SKU for the item will remain the same.