For the item number you should use a number with up to 8 digits. For 300dpi printers, 12-digit item numbers are also possible. The longer the item number, the more complicated it is to enter the item number by hand. At the same time, the length of the item number also increases the error frequency when entering the number.
We therefore recommend using as few numeric digits as possible in order to be able to print the item number later as a barcode with reliable legibility.
By using 8-digit item numbers, you are able, as the following example shows, to organize even a very large warehouse stock clearly:
If item numbers are to be assigned automatically by the software, 4-digit item groups should be created in the item group administration.
Digits: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Digit: 1 you can use to differentiate between the product groups
1 = Rings
2 = Chains
3 = Watches .....
Digit: 2 3 Specifies the supplier/manufacturer (up to 100 suppliers/manufacturers are possible).
10 = Rolex
11 = Rado
12 = Tissot
20 = Chopard ....
90 = Own production
Digit: 4 Qualities (up to 10 qualities can be displayed with one digit)
0 = 8 ct
1 = 9 ct
2 = 14 ct
3 = 18 ct
4 = 22 ct
5 = Silver 835 ....
Digit: 5 6 7 8 is a sequential number beginning with 001 to 9999
The numbering shown is only a possible outline of the article number. Please keep in mind that if you use an article key, you leave enough room for future extensions of your offer.