Companies develop SKUs internally for use by accounting, inventory, sales and other company staff. The Lowes I bought it at doesn't know and has discontinued the rugs. How can I make bed look nice without a lot of pillows. Your only option is to approach the store where you bought it again. Video of the Day.
Because firms create their own internal SKUs to keep track of each inventory unit, SKUs for the same product vary among different companies. This stops the competition from price-matching advertised sale prices and taking customers away from the business that paid for the advertising. Since SKUs are usually proprietary and serve internal company staff, they may be difficult to locate for people who do not work for the company.
If you already have a SKU, simply typing it into your favorite search engine may return search results containing the product you seek. If you know which retailer the SKU came from, a phone call to the company could help locate the product. SKUs could also appear on an emailed sales receipt or a packing slip from a product shipment, so an email search could turn up the product from a previous purchase. The consistent UPC code maintains a globally unique identifying number for a given product and keeps a global standard of information, although UPCs track only basic information about each product.
When retailers add products to their inventory, they must both add the product UPCs to their inventory tracking databases and assign their own internal SKUs to each product. She has worked as a financial writer and editor for several online finance and small business publications since Video of the Day. Brought to you by Techwalla. Harm to minors, violence or threats, harassment or privacy invasion, impersonation or misrepresentation, fraud or phishing, show more.
Looking to find a product with sku number? I bought a runner for my hallway and want to buy the matching area rug. The runner does not have a label for the company who makes this rug. The Lowes I bought it at doesn't know and has discontinued the rugs. Also, I purchased an end table from Raymour and Flanigan that has been discontinued. I want another one. Again, no manufacturers label. I have SKU's for both. Searched the Internet with no luck.
Are you sure you want to delete this answer? Sku numbers are specific to the store the item comes from. The same product in 2 different stores will be tagged with a different sku in each store.
Your only option is to approach the store where you bought it again. If it is a larger store they will have a buyer or purchaser who should know who their suppliers are or were, even if the product is discontinued.
Item Lookup. Instructions. Enter the all digits printed on the UPC bar code, including any numbers to the right or left of the bar code itself, even if they don't line up with the main row of numbers. Scandit's UPC lookup tool searches our product database for any given UPC code. Scandit's solutions help bring barcode scanning technology to any industry. The UPC Database allows you to look up a product by its UPC code or by its SKU number. If the product's barcode contains 8 or 12 digits, it is an SKU number. Entering this number on the UPC Database site gives the item’s description, its manufacturer and other details.