A dump SKU (stock keeping unit) is usually created for the following reasons:
- As non-inventory, which therefore, has no part number to reference
- As a roll-up SKU for bulk commodity items, like fasteners and bolts
- For new items that have not been added to the inventory system
Example: If a new item does not scan at checkout because it was not added to inventory, you can enter a dump SKU with a part number that you pre-identified as MISC, and then manually enter the price.
To use a dump SKU to efficiently manage your inventory, follow these guidelines:
|Part #||Create a part number that is short and easy to remember.|
|Alternate #||Enter codes or names that are easy for cashiers to recognize and recall.|
|Description||Enter information that will make sense to you and your customers, especially since it will appear on reports and receipts.|
|Cost||Enter a zero amount as $0.00.|
|Sale price||Enter a zero amount as $0.00 or a large amount, like $500.00, so that you will notice when someone is leaving the store without paying for the item.|
|Department||Create a different dump SKU for each department, and include numbers that identify the item.|
|Reference margin||Enter a reference margin, if the sale price for the dump SKU is zero. The reference margin calculates a fixed margin when a price is entered at checkout, so the margins stay fixed when you apply a dump SKU.|
|Maximum quantity||Set the Max. Qty to zero and then lock it, so that Paladin Point of Sale does not try to reorder the item.|
|Non-inventory||Check this box, so that it will not affect your stock on hand (SOH) inventory counts.|
If you have questions or suggestions about this information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.