What Is a SKU Number? Definition and How to Use It – Dalia Ramirez

A stock-keeping unit or SKU is a unique alphanumeric code a retailer generates and assigns to an individual product. SKUs are used to optimize inventory management and make tracking more efficient for businesses. These numbers, letters and dashes are added to products as scannable barcodes. How are SKU numbers used? SKUs provide information about the…

Dalia Ramirez writes for NerdWallet. Email: dramirez@nerdwallet.com.

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