Where Can You Find a SKU Barcode?


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A SKU barcode is a unique identifier for a product or service available through a supplier. It is located on the product itself or on its packaging. Vendors list SKUs in their databases whether or not they are on the product in question.

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Vendors use SKUs, or Stock Keeping Units, for data management purposes and inventory tracking. SKUs are always associated with billable items, and therefore may apply to subunits of a large shipment if the subunit is not billable on its own. For example, if a box of twenty paper towel rolls is a billable entity, the box has a SKU barcode but the individual rolls do not.

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