Artist Record - Contact

Set an artist's SKU Prefix and Seed to instantly generate a SKU when inventory is created

Instantly generate unique SKUs for your Artists and inventory.

A SKU(Stock Keeping Unit) is a unique alpha-numeric code that can be used to identify Inventory items. A SKU can be manually entered into a piece of Inventory, but ArtCloud Manager has a built-in functionality that allows users to instantly generate a SKU for a particular artist when an inventory item is created and attributed to them.

What does a SKU look like?

Let's say that a gallery has several Salvador Dalí originals. A SKU for the first Salvador Dalí piece may be SD-1. The SD- indicates Mr. Dalí's initials - this is called the SKU's Prefix (A SKU's prefix does not have to be set to the artist's initials, of course). The 1 at the end of the SKU indicates the number of the inventory item that we've just entered (here, we've entered the first one). A SKU's Seed is the starting count of your automatically generated SKU's.

How to set an Artist's SKU Prefix and Seed

Navigate to an artist's profile, and click on the Contact tab.

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Next, scroll to the bottom of the screen and you'll notice the Prefix and Seed fields.

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Fill the fields with your preferred Prefix and Seed, and wait a few seconds for the blue save popup to appear to indicate that you've made a change.

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From now on, all Inventory items created that are then attributed to your artist will have the corresponding SKU Prefix and be counted up from your SKU Seed.