Reading Item Tags


How to read a product price tag

Shelf tags will vary from store to store as well as within store departments, but below are some examples of common shelf tag attributes …


  1. Department – What store department the item belongs in.
  2. SKU – Stocking keep Unit, AKA “Item Number” within the store chain.
  3. Item Description Code – Item description code for that item.
  4. UPC - Universal product code.
  5. Tag Date – When the tag was created / price of product was last updated.
  6. Facing # - Number of facings the product should have on the shelf or display.
  7. Modular location – Dept. section location #.
  8. Item Size – Size of the item, (IE: ounces, pounds, or quantity).
item tag example

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  1. Department – What store department the item belongs in.
  2. SKU – Stocking keep Unit, AKA “Item Number” within the store chain.
  3. Tag Date – When the tag was created / price of product was last updated.
  4. UPC - Universal product code.
  5. Item Size – Size of the item (IE: ounces, pounds, or quantity).
item tag example

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