- If you haven’t already established an SKU system for your inventory, Fillz can auto-generate SKUs on your behalf when items are entered manually through our User Interface. The default for our system includes the prefix “SKU” and 6 suffix digits follow (for the Create Item page).
- If you are using the Inventory Input page you can enter your own SKU prefix and select the number of suffix digits.
- You can choose whatever SKU scheme works best for you. Some sellers use the following:
- initials of the person entering data.
- date the item was entered.
- the type of item that is being entered: “Book,” “DVD,” “CD,” etc.
- We recommend that you don’t use special characters in your SKUs, as some markets may reject these.
- Fillz has a 30 character limit for the SKU column, though some marketplaces support less. Valore, for example, accepts a maximum of 15 digits.
The industry standard (and our recommendation) is to use fixed-length SKUs. For example, use S000 S001 … S100 S101, etc. to have our default sorting produce the result you expected. We also recommend using a letter in the SKU to prevent spreadsheet programs from dropping leading “0’s”.