UPC vs. FNSKU

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UPC vs. FNSKU

What is the difference between a UPC and a FNSKU and why do you need both to sell on Amazon? Watch this week’s video to find out!

Transcript:

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do I need both yes but why let’s talk

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about it

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hey welcome back for another episode of

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the bootstrap boutique or beginner’s

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built businesses I am glad you’re here

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today because we are going to talk about

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something that to students is a lot of

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people which is the difference between a

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UPC and an FN SKU and why you need both

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to sell on Amazon so what are the

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differences between an FN SKU in a UPC

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and why do you need those if you’re not

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going to just accept the answer that

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it’s because Amazon sets up a UPC well

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that’s the easy one that’s the one that

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we’re most familiar with it is a unique

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identifier for product there is a

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database gs1 that tracks in maintains

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UPC codes and who owns them and what

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products they’re tied to as FN SKU on

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the other hand is an Amazon specific

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identifier and that stands for

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fulfillment network stock keeping unit

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and FNS kg of how Amazon identify the

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product as unique to the seller sending

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it into the network a UPC is generally

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required for listing a product on Amazon

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and that’s when you use it as when

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you’re lifting your pallet when you’re

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setting up your product listing and one

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of the reasons for that is because the

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UPC has to be unique to each individual

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product so you can never reuse a UPC

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code and they want to make sure that

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what you’re putting in if you’re setting

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it up as a unique listing is in fact a

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unique product if you’re planning on

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only filling your products in Amazon and

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then the UPC only goes from that product

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listing it does not actually have to be

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on your product now an FN SKU does

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actually need to be physically on your

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product because it’s going to be scanned

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to take your items in and out of

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inventory in the Amazon warehouse a

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product should only have one scannable

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barcode we don’t want to be creating

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confusion and extra work for our friends

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in the Amazon warehouses that are

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facilitating the sell of our products so

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if you’re selling an Amazon then you

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should only have the FN SKU as a

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scannable barcode if your product does

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have a UPC on it it needs to be covered

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before it goes into the warehouse so I

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really hope that helps clear up some

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questions and confusion about what is

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the UPC what is the FN SKU and why do

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you need both to

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on the Amazon if you have any other

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questions about it feel free to leave

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them in the comments below and I will

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talk to you guys next week

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take care

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