Subject Area Concepts
Item describes the retail units of the products and services offered for sale by the enterprise. The item view may also describe supplies and services used by the enterprise to service its customers and move merchandise through distribution centers. Item is a multifaceted retail enterprise asset that can take on a variety of different merchandise handling, presentation, pricing and targeted customer properties and attributes. One way to represent the varied nature of the items handled in a retail business is to consider different sub-types of items and group items of a like-type together.