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PIM SKUs

Designed to support our PIM customers, the SKUs tab allows the administrator to define the variant dimensions for an item category whose values will determine the SKUs that are auto-generated.

For example, if you have a storage device that comes in 2 sizes (100GB and 250GB) and 3 colors (black, white, red), then there are 6 combinations of SKUs. If the dimension order is Size then Color, and the storage device’s base SKU is 10001 and the SKU segment for 100GB is -100 and -250 for the 250GB variant, and the SKU segment for colors are -B, -W, and -R, then Propel will auto-generate the following SKUs:

    • 10001-100-B
    • 10001-100-W
    • 10001-100-R
    • 10001-250-B
    • 10001-250-W
    • 10001-250-R

The SKUs tab, variant dimensions, and variant dimension order are configured per item category. 

Steps to configure:

For each category

  • Set category as a PIM Product
  • Enable Base SKU as a category-specific field
  • Define category-specific variant dimensions (like size and color) and the order
  • Enable the SKUs tab

Future changes to the category definition, are resolved in the item revision draft and when a new draft is created.

1) Set Category as a PIM Product

  • Go to Propel Setup -> Admin Settings -> Items
  • Select an item category, click Edit on the Category Details
  • Check the PIM Product checkbox
  • Click Save

2) Enable Base SKU as a category-specific field

The Base SKU value is combined with each variant dimension value SKU Segment to auto-generate SKU Numbers.

  • Go to Propel Setup -> Admin Settings -> Items
  • Select an item category, expand the Category Specific Fields section and click Add
  • Find the Base SKU field and add it as a category-specific field so that it displays on the Item Details tab.

3) Define Category-Specific Variant Dimensions

The variant dimensions are the variable attributes that differentiate SKUs.

  • Go to Setup -> Admin Settings -> Items
  • Select an item category to add variant dimensions
  • Expand the Category Specific Variant Dimensions card
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  • Click Add
  • Select from an existing Dimension Definition, or create a new one. Common examples include Size and Color.
  • Enter the SKU Order, which is the order in which the SKU segments are put together to form the SKU Number
  • Click Add
  • Repeat for all the variant dimensions that apply to the category

4) Enable the SKUs Tab

Configure the SKUs tab to display for the item category.

  • Go to Propel Setup -> Admin Settings -> Items
  • Select an item category and go to the Configure Tabs section
  • Drag the SKUs tab to the Left (or Right) Panel in the order that you want the tabs to display
  • Optionally, click Apply to Other Categories to set the identical tab configuration for your other categories

Repeat steps 1 through 4 for each category that you want to have SKUs.

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