The Items tab allows you to manage all of your catalog items and their inventory. You can filter items by sales channel, distributor, or custom tags, and perform actions like creating new items or purchase orders.

Items represent the individual physical products that you want to fulfill or track inventory for. Each item will have a unique SKU and barcode assigned to it, and may have one or more listings linked to it.

Available Actions

A number of actions can be performed on this tab, including:

Menu: This menu contains a couple of tools that can help quickly manage your catalog items:

  • Sales velocity: This allows you to project each item's sales and inventory needs over a period of time based on recent sales history.
  • Build items: This tool will sort through any unconfigured sales channel listings that you've imported and will automatically build new items for each listing.
  • Link listings: This tool will sort through any unconfigured sales channel listings that you've imported and will automatically link them to catalog items with matching SKUs.
  • Listings: This allows you to see all of your imported listings for all of your sales channels, giving you a quick overview of all of your listings so that you can see which ones (if any) still need to be configured.
  • Bulk edit: This tool allows you to easily edit basic information for all of your items at once, such as their names, SKUs, barcodes, cost and retail pricing, and inventory counts per location.
  • Bulk reconciliation: This tool allows you to easily adjust inventory for multiple items. Simply select the reconciliation type (Increase, decrease, or set), the reason for the adjustment, and then add the items you wish to adjust.
  • History: This tool allows you to easily see recent inventory changes at a glance, and to export inventory change records into a CSV spreadsheet.
  • Custom fields: This tool allows you to see any custom fields set up for your items at a glance. You can also import or export custom fields and information via CSV spreadsheets.

Actions: This menu contains a couple of tools that can affect a selected item or group of items:

  • Create purchase orders: This allows you to quickly create a new Purchase Order for selected items, separating orders for multiple distributors automatically.
  • Create cycle counts: This allows you to quickly create a new Cycle Countfor selected items, separating counts by location if needed.
  • Delete items: This will delete any items that you've selected, removing the items' quantities from your inventory and unlinking any listings that were connected to the items.
  • Print summary: This allows you to print a simple inventory summary, breaking down data like the on-hand count and recently sold amounts for each selected item.

Add item: This allows you to quickly create a new item with a unique name, SKU, and barcode, as well as an optional location.

Filters: You can filter what is shown in the items table by distributor, tag, activity, or stock status.

Columns: You can show or hide any of the columns available for this table. Those column options are listed below.

Tags: You can add tags to or remove tags from selected items by toggling the tags in this menu. Select Manage tags to add or edit available tags.

Search: This allows you to search for items by their name, SKU, barcode, and more.

Items Table

Your items are laid out in a table. This table can be sorted by any of its columns, and columns can be shown or hidden by toggling them in the Columns menu. The columns available include:

  • Image: The main image associated with the item.
  • Name: The name that was entered when creating the item. Select an item's name to open the Item page, where you can manage the listings and kits that it's connected to.
  • SKU: The unique identifier that is tied to the item and its barcode. You can edit an item's SKU by clicking the item's name and editing the details on the Item page.
  • Barcode: The barcode that is used to verify the item when picking orders, and for other activities such as searches and returns. You can edit an item's barcode by clicking the item's name and editing the details on the Item page.
  • Warehouses: The warehouses the item is kept in. Warehouses are broken down further into warehouse locations, which can be seen by toggling the Locations column as well.
  • Locations: The warehouse locations the item is kept. An item can be kept in multiple locations, so go to its Item page to see the on hand inventory breakdown between its locations.
  • Tags: Custom tags can be created and added to items, kits, or orders. Tags can be labeled however you choose, and can be used for various organization needs. To add tags to an item, toggle the checkbox on the item's row and toggle the desired tag in the Tags menu.
  • Distributors: If an item has been added to a Distributor page for purchasing, those distributors will be listed here.
  • Fulfillment SKU: If an item is part of the Fulfillment by Amazon program, this fulfillment SKU may be used to track FBA inventory and to submit fulfillment orders to Amazon's distribution centers.
  • On Hand: This count represents the total quantity of this item in stock. It includes stock that may be reserved for open orders as well as the remaining stock that is free for purchase.
  • FBA: This count represents the quantity of this item in Amazon's FBA program. It does not include any stock that has been sent to Amazon but has not yet been counted into their available inventory.
    (Note: This feature will only be available if you are participating in the Fulfillment by Amazon program and have connected your Amazon seller account to SKULabs.)
  • Inbound (FBA): This count represents any stock that has been sent to Amazon but has not yet been counted into available inventory in their FBA program. These items may still be en route to a distribution center, or may be in a processing stage at a distribution center.
    (Note: This feature will only be available if you are participating in the Fulfillment by Amazon program and have connected your Amazon seller account to SKULabs.)
  • Alert: The alert level is a threshold for when you would like to be notified of a low inventory count. The alert level can be created or modified by going to the Item page and editing the location in the Inventory section.
  • Reserved: This count represents the portion of stock on hand that is reserved for open orders. As orders that include this item are fulfilled, this count will be reduced and the free count will be increased.
  • Free: This count represents the portion of stock on hand that is not reserved for open orders, and is considered free for purchase.
  • Incoming: This count represents any stock that is on an open Purchase Order. Once the item in the purchase order has been received, this count will be reduced and the on hand count will be increased.
  • Sold: This count represents the total quantity of this item that has been fulfilled in SKULabs over the last 14 days. Use this as a quick reference for gauging your short-term inventory and purchasing needs.
  • Active: This indicates whether or not this item should be available in inventory management and order fulfillment functionality. Marking an item as inactive can hide it from view in many cases, and can be done by going to the Item page and toggling its Active status.
  • Mover: The mover rating is a ranking of each item in your inventory based on recent sales volume. "A" movers are your top 20% of items sold recently, while "B" items are your next 60%, and "C" items are your bottom 20%.
  • Last Counted: This indicates when this item was last counted as part of a cycle count. This will be empty if the item has never been included in any cycle counts before.
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