Amazon Marketplace - Configuring SKUs

Stock keeping units (SKU) are merchant defined codes used to uniquely identify products in a warehouse. It is critical that the SKUs defined in Amazon Marketplace match exactly to the SKUs loaded into the warehouse management system.
 
Options include:
    
  • Adding a SKU to a New Product

  • Modify a SKU for an Existing Product



Adding a SKU to a New Product

To add a SKU to a new product:
       
  1. Login into your Amazon Marketplace administration panel

  2. Click Inventory on the main navigation menu, then click the Add a product button

  3. Search for an existing product on Amazon, or create a new product

  4. On the Offer tab, enter a unique SKU, be sure the shipping method selected is I want to ship this item myself to the customer if it sells.


     

  5. Complete the setup process for the new product



Modify a SKU for an Existing Product

Amazon Marketplace does not allow Seller SKU's to be modified once a product has been created. You will need to create a new listing with the same ASIN and with the correct SKU, then delete the old listing.

To modify a SKU for an existing product:
    
  1. Login into your Amazon Marketplace administration panel

  2. Click Inventory on the main navigation menu, then click the Add a product button

  3. On the Offer tab, enter a unique SKU, be sure the shipping method selected is I want to ship this item myself to the customer if it sells

  4. Click the Save and finish button. You should now have 2 listings with the same ASIN number and different SKU values. (You may need to wait up to 15 minutes for changes to be visible)

  5. For the Inventory item with the old SKU, click Actions > Delete product and listing. The new product with the correct SKU will become active. (You may need to wait up to 15 minutes for changes to be visible)