I would like to bring up an old thread closed sadly without any reply in GS 8 forum: https://help.iwascoding.com/t/sku-placement-suggestion/5388 . I know there are tons of other more important things to do right now, but I’d like to underlain the importance of this field in the more “business” viewpoint of GS 8 and hear some considerations from other users who have thousands items.
First of all, location of SKU field is very hidden under advanced tab and this is a problem. SKU is something strictly important that need to be filled for every single listings. Switching between tabs every time is not practical at all. This field should be in the main page in my opinion, in a very visible position and easily reachable, like under the title, or bold under the price. For this specific situation, I am obligated to put SKU somewhere else, like in the title, but this is not good since we have maximum 80 characters (and SKU is becoming longer…) and I think this is also not good for indexing (maybe just a wrong idea, but I have some doubt)… If I put it in the bottom of description, this is not good at all because I cannot do a search for SkU code. So, or it stays in title, or in SKU field, which is very hidden and inconvenient. Using the SKU field would also let us ordering by ascending/descending SKU all listings, which is not possible to do if SKU is at the end of title.
All this considerations concern selling one-of-a-kind collectable goods in large quantity, stored together and so not easy and fast to find, one by one, when they sold. All this to say that these SKU consideration do not concern the use of inventory section.
Second, I think SKU should be a little larger in the order section. When you select an order, SKU is still there. The only pity is that its so small…
Third, which is missing, the SKU in invoice of Grandtotal. This is another problem. Between information exported to Grandtotal, SKU is not considered. I think this is a lack, SKU should be next or under the title of each single good in invoice.
I spent some time before reporting this serious consideration because I didn’t want to say “useless” things in such a busy period. I evaluated other solutions but found nothing practical, I’d like to hear someone else considerations and if GS team will evaluate this before the official release of version 8.