How to fix my products SKUs

Learn how ExportYourStore can automatically assign SKU to products that have non-unique SKU, or don't have SKU

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Written by Samuel
Updated over a week ago

SKUs are a core part of retail and ecommerce selling. Your title or description for a Product may vary for different channels, but the SKU should remain the same. This allows ExportYourStore to identify the Product across many sales channels. SKUs also make working with inventory and using sales reports much easier.

How ExportYourStore is generating SKUs?

  • If the product already have unique and valid SKU, it will not be changed.

  • If the product's SKU is empty, a new SKU that consists of it's ID and a unique value will be generated.

  • If two (or more) products have the same SKUs, a unique value will be appended to each of them. For example, SKU SHIRT, will become SHIRT-1.

  • Variations SKU will be the parent SKU appended with the variation value. For example if the parent SKU is SHIRT-1, the variations can be SHIRT-1_Blue, SHIRT-1_Red, etc.

NOTE: ExportYourStore will automatically set the generated SKUs on your connected Source platform products.

Who should use this?

  1. Sellers who don't want to mess with SKUs and have no use for them.

  2. Sellers that have non-unique SKUs on their products, or no SKUs at all.

  3. Sellers who use the "sell similiar" feature on eBay and are not updating the SKU.

How to enable the automatic SKUs fixer 

On the Channels page, choose the Source platform that you'd like to fix SKUs for and click Settings.

On the opened settings, choose "Automatically fix my SKUs" and click Save.

How to manually fix SKUs

To manually fix SKU for a product, click the export button on a product that have an SKU issue.

On the popup window, click "To this product", or expand the "manually assign to this product" to choose your own SKU and set it.

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