Stock Keeping Unit

n.

Pronunciation

/stɑk ˈkipɪŋ ˈjunət/

Acronym

SKU

Definition

A code that represents a unique product or service that is available for sale.

Stock keeping units (SKUs) are how organizations keeps track of its products. Every product available has unique SKU that accompanies it in the product information management (PIM) system as well as in its physical form. Physical SKUs are often machine readable bar codes which correspond to alphanumeric strings that are found in the digital format. Within the PIM system SKUs are often the most granular form of the data and are the records that are being migrated during the classification process.

Category

Business

Related Terms

Classification, SKU Count, Unique Identifier

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