A sku number tracks a particular item and its invoice number, date of
receipt, individual cost, and individual sale. Therefore the same style of
item received on a different date cannot share the same sku number.
While some jewelers have a feeling that they might want to use the same
sku number, there's really no value in it since there's no need to
memorize all the sku numbers since the new sku is printed on the tag
Note that you can keep using the same manufacturer style number for the
repeat items and you can print that on the tag and some inventory reports
are based on the style number (e.g. 6,5 summarized by style)
Identical items received on the same invoice can share the same sku number
since the cost and invoice number and date are the same.
For low price items which you might not even bother tagging individually
such as watch batteries or $10 charms, you might consider overriding this
Overriding the unique sku feature involves choosing option 2,8,A when you
receive more of the same. Note that this override means bypassing the
invoice so if you want to add the invoice you'd have to add it separately
using screen 5,1,E.