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SKU and barcode setup

  • A Stock Keeping Unit or SKU is a number that is assigned to a product for the purpose of inventory management. A SKU is an unique identifier assigned to each product for a more efficient record-keeping.

ShipHero imports the SKUs that you created on your store to identify your product. They must be unique across all your products and their variants. For example, if you’re selling a Red Dress and it comes in two sizes, the SKU’s would look something like this:

  • red-dress-small
  • red-dress-large 

Another example:

This is how the product will be imported from the store into ShipHero

  • A barcode is a method of representing data in a visual, machine-readable form. Barcodes contains represented data by varying the widths and spacings of parallel lines.

Important reminders:

  • No duplicate barcodes preferable.
  • Must be at least 5 digits and no more than 25 digits.
  • No non-standard characters (such as an emoji)
  • No spaces before or after.
  • If you don’t generate a UPC for each product on the store the ShipHero app will auto-generate one for you.
  • All barcodes must be printed on white background with black print.
  • Barcode data MUST match the Barcode data in ShipHero
  • You can print barcodes directly from the ShipHero application or apply your own
  • You can change your barcodes or SKUs on our ShipHero product page before you have sent inventory to the warehouse.

Barcode size: 52.5 mm x 29.7mmMust be smaller than 2″ x 3″.

ShipHero supports the following barcode types:

BOOKLAND EAN
Codabar
CODE 39
CODE 39 ASCII (EXTENDED)
CODE 39 Trioptic
CODE 93
CODE 128
DISCRETE 2 OF 5
EAN 8
EAN 13
EAN 128
EAN 128 + COMPOSITE
EAN-UCC 128
GS1 128
GS1 DataBar-14
GS1 DATABAR
GS1 DATABAR EXPANDED STACKED
GS1 DATABAR EXTENDED
GS1 DATABAR LIMITED
INTERLEAVED 2 OF 5
ISBT 128
KOREAN 3 OF 5
MATRIX 2 OF 5
MSI 
PLESSEY
RSS EXPANDED STACKED
RSS-14
TELEPEN
UPC A
UPC E (0)
UPC E1

Updated on July 29, 2021

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