Active Product

The product is available for purchase on all initiated sales channels.

Advance Shipping Notification

(ASN) A message sent through EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) from a vendor to a customer  at the time of the vendor shipment that notifies the customer of the order, item,  and quantity information.

Advanced redirect rule

A URL redirect rule that bundles multiple simple rules into a single redirect rule.


A company that promotes your products in exchange for commissions, which can be offered on a per click or per item sale basis for customers referred to your website from an affiliate's website.


The quantity of inventory assigned to the order. Assigned inventory is typically in a shipment that has yet to be shipped. Once shipped, the status is  automatically updated to Shipped.

Axis Label

The configuration category for a grid product that is assigned to either an X,Y, or Z axis.

Axis Labels

The actual values that are associated with an X, Y, or Z  Axis Label for a grid product.


Ordered quantity that is currently not available from a vendor. Once inventory is available and received on a stock purchase order, the inventory is assigned to an  order.

Backordered Inventory

An inventory level equalling the amount of inventory on backorder. A backorder is a SKU in a customer's order that cannot ship due to lack of inventory availability. This can occur when an order is sourced using the Stock Fulfillment Method and not enough inventory is available from the selected warehouse. Once placed on backorder, the next time the SKU is received from a stock purchase order, CORESense automatically assigns inventory to the order and reduces the Backordered inventory level.

Breadcrumb Parent

For a product that resides in multiple website categories, the Breadcrumb Parent  acts as the default category that displays in the breadcrumb, as in the case where  a user arrives at a product page without navigating through a category.

Buy It Now Bid

ebay fixed price of a  product for non-auction sale.

Carry Mode

POS mode in which a  Carry order is taken at the Point of Sale (POS) and the customer  takes the purchase with them.

Case Sizes

Case sizes enable the definition of one or more case sizes per SKU for a vendor. For example, a SKU may have a base unit cost of $70, but costs $60 per unit when purchased in a case of 6 for $360. Case sizes are manually selected at the time of creating a stock purchase order.


The second level of the hierarchy tree. Using ‘Shoes’ as the example, this could  be ‘Men’s Shoes’ and ‘Women’s Shoes.’

Closed Status

Indicates that all inventory has been received and all necessary action taken on a receiver

Club Membership

A CORESense controlled product type used to define products for continuity or club programs.


The order cost of goods sold. The order COGS is set when inventory is assigned to the order. This occurs at different times during the order's lifecycle depending on inventory availability and the fulfillment methods selected at the time order inventory is sourced.


A product that has multiple possible configuration types and values, which each relate to a separate SKU.

Create From Live

A functional button in the Web Template Manager that generates a new project based upon the look and functionality of the current live site.


A product relating to the product a customer added to their shopping cart.  Typically the Cross-Sell is an accessory, or a complementary product with similar  attributes. For example, a stereo may Cross-Sell a recommended speaker system.

Damaged Return

A damaged item that is returned with or without receipt.  The item is not returned to inventory

Deal Manager

An efficient automated tool for creating and managing a variety of promotions, discounts,  and/or sales.

Delivery Mode

POS mode in which a Delivery order is taken at the Point of Sale (POS) and is then shipped to the customer.


The highest level of the hierarchy tree. Such as ‘Shoes,’ or ‘Sporting Goods.’

Distribution Center

A warehouse that receives all purchase order inventory from vendor.

Drop-ship Fulfillment Method

Used for shipping inventory from the vendor, directly to the customer, bypassing the warehouse(s) as a point in the supply chain. When choosing this method, a drop-ship purchase order (PO) is sent to the vendor with instructions to ship the inventory directly to the customer. Once the vendor ships the inventory, they typically issue a confirmation including the tracking number. Once notified, the process can be completed by updating the customer's order and sending a shipment confirmation email.


Electronic Data Interchange: method of transfering order information from from a vendor to a customer.

Estimated Delivery Date

Date idenitified for delivery of an order based on best estimates of current shipping method schedule.

Estimated Shipping Date

Date idenitified for shipping of an order based on best estimates of current shipping method schedule.


All exchanges are processed as follows:  The item being exchanged is processed as a return. The replacement item is processed as a new sale.


Represents a product or order deal discount which cannot be used in combination with any other deals.

Fixed Price Shipping

This represents a single, fixed price for each shipping method. For example, UPS Ground is $10, UPS 3 Day Select is $20, UPS Next Day Air is $40, etc.  The fixed price is considered per unit ordered, not for the entire order.

Fixed Quantity

A reorder threshold that once it has been reached, it orders the quantity amount identified. Example: If quantity is set at 10 and the reorder threshold is set at 5, when the inventory reaches the threshold of 5, 10 more pieces are automatically ordered.

Full Text Search Config

A functional button in the Web Template Manager that includes a user interface that allows you to drag and drop fields that you want made available  in your Index search table for your web site.

Gift Order

An order that generates only a Gift Receipt, which doesn't list any pricing.

Image Quality

Controls the quality of the image created by the Image Generation Tool. Acceptable values range from 0 (worst quality, smaller file) to 100 (best quality, biggest file). A value of 75 is recommended for best results and performance.

Image Set

An image set consists of two or more image fields that are the same picture, just a different size and quality. Each image set must contain one image that is marked as the \"Largest\". The image generation tool uses the largest image in the image set to generate all of the smaller images in the image set.

Image Size

The width and height in pixels that the Image Generation Tool should scale the Largest image down to for this image field. Only a single number should be entered in this field (i.e., 50). This number is used for both width and height (i.e, a value of 50 in this field equals an image that is 50x50).

In House Account

A feature by which employees can purchase product on their employer’s account with the CORESense merchant.  For instance, a mill may have an account with a merchant that sells workboots or uniforms.

In Open Return

In Open Return, is inventory that has been assigned to a return but not received by that return.  This inventory is not generally available for consumption but may  be in the near future.


The quantity currently in a drop-ship or just-in-time purchase order.

In PO Builder

An inventory level equalling the quantity of inventory in the PO Builder. The PO Builder is a queue of  inventory planned for purchasing. At any time,  inventory can be selected from the PO Builder to create a new purchase order. When  the new purchase order is created, the inventory is removed from the PO Builder inventory  level.

In PO Inventory Level

An inventory level equalling the amount of inventory in all purchase orders with an Open purchase order status. This includes stock, drop-ship and just-in-time purchase orders.

In Progress Status

A receiver has been created and some of the inventory has been received

In Purchase Order Queue

The quantity currently in the PO Builder or PO Queue. Once a drop-ship or just-in-time purchase order is created, the status is automatically updated to In PO.

In Stock Inventory Level

Inventory level equalling the amount of free, unassigned inventory available for each warehouse.

Inactive Product

Product information has been entered into the system but it is not yet available for purchase on sales channels.


Incentives are informational-only vendor notes that are displayed to the user during the purchasing process.

Inter-warehouse Transfer

A transfer of inventory from one physical location or warehouse to a different physical location or warehouse.

Intra-warehouse Transfer

A transfer of inventory from one location to another within the same physical location.

Just-in-time Fulfillment Method

Just-in-time Fulfillment Method (JIT) is used for shipping inventory from the vendor, to the warehouse, and then almost immediately from the warehouse, to the customer. When choosing the this method, a JIT purchase order (PO) is sent to the vendor with instructions to ship the inventory directly to the warehouse. It is also common for  the JIT PO to include inventory from multiple orders. Once the inventory is received, the retailer is notified to ship the orders.

Large Image

The large, more detailed product image is most commonly used as a secondary image on a product page to provide a clearer view of a product or product detail.

Largest Image

Each image set must contain one image that is marked as the  \"Largest\". The image generation tool uses the largest image in the image set to generate all of the smaller  images in the image set. It is  important to note, that images are not generated for the Largest image. The largest image must already exist on the fileserver.

Link Management

A functional button in the Web Template Manager that provides a table of existing web site pages with a related field where you can enter a URL override that displays in the browser page header.

Location Access Policy

A Location Access Policy enables you to designate access options for each level of your location hierarchy. If your hierarchy is comprised of the maximum four levels, you can create an access policy for each level. These policies are then applied to users as they are added to the system and assigned a Location and Location Access Policy in the User Account Manager.

Location Hierarchy

The Back Office includes four location levels, which are Ideintified as Chain, Region, District and Store. Location Hierarchy works hand-in-hand with Merchandise Hierarchy to provide an organized structure for managing inventory and tracking performance across all of your stores.

Lowest Accepted Bid

ebay auction bid that is the minimum price accepted by the retailer for a specific product.

Loyalty Program Usage

A report that displays all loyalty reward earnings and usage per  customer within a specified date range.

Main Image

The main product image is most commonly used as the primary image on the website product page.

Management Level

Management level is another layer of permission control.  You assign a management level to each permission (default is 5) and also to each user (typically 1-10).  The user’s management level must be at least as high as the level specified on the permission in order for the user to access that feature.

Master PO

A purchase order for grid products that includes products from multiple locations. A Master PO is comprised of indiviual POs for each location.

Merchandise Hierarchy

A three-level organizational structure for products – Department, Class, and Subclass.  The purpose of Merchandise Hierarchy is to organize products for reporting and back office filtering.

META Abstract

Populates the META Keywords tag on the website product page. These are words that  are relevant to the page - words that if entered into a search engine should return  the site.

META Description

Populates the META Description tag on the website product page. This text is displayed  by some search engines as the description to the site.

META keywords

Populates the META Keywords tag on the website product page. These are words that  are relevant to the page - words that if entered into a search engine should return  the site.

Model Stock

The inventory level of a particular product that is always wanted on the floor in a given store, district, region or throughout an entire chain. Setting the Model Stock sets the auto re-order levels for all SKUs related to a given product based upon the associated location.

Modifier Type

Used for Sales Tax Rules as a reference only and have no affect on how Modifiers are evaluated or applied. They are created in Technical Configurations under Sales Tax Modifier Type. The default values are: Luxury Tax, Tax Reduction, and Other.

Negotiated Cost

Equals wholesale cost - discount percent. Example: wholesale = $10.00, Discount is  20%,  equals Negotiated Cost = $8.00

No Originating Order

A type of return with no Receipt, Order Number, or Barcode available to identify purchase.


A type of product that has only one possible option and thus is related to only a single SKU.

Open Status

A Receiver has been created, but the inventory has not yet been shipped to your location or ‘received'

Ordering Automation

The process of adding non-grid SKUs to the PO Builder, which is a queue of inventory planned for purchase. This automation is performed by a program that runs behind the scenes, typically once a day depending on the companies requirements. Each SKU can have ordering automation turned on or off, in order to control which SKUs are included in this process.

Parent customer

A Parent Customer is the employer who actually owns the In-House Account.

payment processor

Vendor who provides merchant accounts that enable the processing of payments such as credit cards.

Payment Type

A general method of order payment. Payment types include Credit Cards, Check/MO, Gift Certificate, Cash, and PayPal.  A payment type is related to one or more receivable types.

Permanent Markdown

Products that have been assigned a final clearance pricing.  Once a product is  on Permanent Markdown, no additional discounts can be applied.

Pricing Tiers

Price Tiers are the tiers, or levels, of customers you have. Pricing Tiers allow you to break down prices via products or pricing groups.

Primary Vendor

The vendor identified as the  first  in which the SKU is purchased.

Private Comment

Private comments are viewable to internal users only.


A marketing element that includes a bundle of attributes used to sell a set of SKUs  on one or more sales channels. Products can contain images, descriptions, Cross-Sells and Up-Sells, etc.

Product Sales Tax Rules

Created for each state or zip code/state combination where product sales tax is to  be collected, and must be explicitly assigned to the corresponding products. This  allows for different Products to be taxed differently in the same zip code/state  or state.

Product Type

The product type determines which custom attributes and configurations types are available.

Public Comment

Comments marked Public may appear on customer facing documents if the template tag  for public comments has been added.

Purchase Order

A purchase order usually contains: PO number, shipping date, billing address, shipping address, terms of payment and a list of services/products, often including specifications and reference or part numbers of the items to be purchased, with quantities and prices. When accepted by the seller, it forms an agreement between the buyer and seller

Purchasing Levels

Purchasing levels enable the definition of one or more quantity discounts per SKU for a vendor.

Ready for Export Status

Receiving data is ready to be sent to a company’s accounting system

Real-time Shipping

Using direct integrations with UPS, FedEx, and USPS; CORESense retrieves the cost to ship the goods based on weight, dimensions, number of boxes, number of shipments and associated sources and destinations. Once the final cost is calculated, a percentage or dollar amount markup is applied.

Receivable Type

A specific method of payment including Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, Cash, Check, Money Order and PayPal. A receivable type relates to a single payment type. For example, American Express relates to the Credit Card payment type.

Received Status

Inventory has been received at your location


The document which captures actual information against an inbound shipment. Can also  be known as a receipt.

Replenishment Transfer

An automated process that triggers inventory transfers to warehouses from the central distribution center.

Reserve Bid

ebay auction bid price that is hidden from bidders, which must be met in order for the item to be sold.


Inventory level equalling the amount of inventory reserved for an order or a sales channel.


Inventory that was purchased on the order and later received back via a Return.


The running weighted average cost of a product.

Sales Tax Rule Modifier

Provides the ability to change the tax rate for a given tax rule to accommodate special tax situations like tax holidays or luxury tax thresholds.


The quantity of inventory that has shipped. An inventory requirement is considered Shipped if the inventory is in a shipment and the shipment has a ship date.

Shipping Sales Tax Rules

Created for each state or zip code/ state combination where shipping tax is collected. Shipping Sales Tax Rules apply to all orders and are not assigned to individual products. The  rate specified is applied to the entire shipping cost.

Shipping- Taxable Items Only

Rules for orders containing both taxable and non-taxable items. Some states require that shipping tax only be applied to the shipping for taxable items.  CORESense applies these rules by first determining the percentage of the order subtotal comprised of taxable items.  It then applies this percentage to the total shipping cost before  calculating the Shipping sales tax.

Short Description

A unique, internal descriptive SKU identifier, between 10 and 20 characters.

Simple redirect rule

A URL redirect rule that exactly matches the characters from the source URL to the target  URL (this can include parameter strings).

Size Run

A size run is the tool used to identify quantities desired for each configuration of a grid product. It is based on the established characteristics of an associated grid but is not required.


The lowest level at which inventory is tracked, shipped, and replenished. SKUs can contain weight, dimensions, purchasing vendors, reorder points or  inventory levels.


A numeric identifier that the CORESense database assigns to each SKU record.

SKU provided by the product vendor.

A pricing option that can be applied to specific sales channels that allows either just fixed or a combination of fixed, cost plus or pricing tiers.

Standards and upgrades

Product configuration options such as color or size.  Typically displayed as drop-downs, each set of options represents a different Configuration Type.

Starting Bid

ebay auction bid that is the beginning price set by the retailer for a specific product.

Std/Ugd Group Membership

This feature enables the creation of Product Groups to streamline the management of configurations within a specific Product Group.

Stock Fulfillment Method

A fulfillment method that ships inventory from the warehouse, to the customer. If the inventory is in stock, it is shipped to the customer. If not, the inventory may be placed on backorder, where once received from a stock purchase order, notification to ship the order is issued.

Style Locator

A six-digit numeric value that is auto-assigned to products upon creation. It provides a unique identifier to be assigned that can be added to product labels to allow tracking and/or placement identification within a retail store floor setting.

Style/Model Number

Used for informational purposes such as searching and reporting, as well as an entry value in interfaces such as cross-sells and up-sells, as such, the value should be unique.


The lowest level of the hierarchy tree. Using ‘Men’s Shoes’ as the example, sub-classes  could be ‘Dress Shoes,’ ‘Sneakers,’ ‘Sandals,’ etc.

Threshold Type

Determines whether the order subtotals (net of order level promotions and adjustments) must be equal to, less than or greater than the numerical threshold entered in the Amount field in order for the Modifier to apply to a Sales Tax Rule.

Thumbnail / Back Office Image

The product thumbnail image is displayed on the website category page, product page, search page and the homepage to feature specific products.


Typically, a higher priced product relating to the product  a customer is viewing; such as a  more expensive version or model. For example, a two-burner Weber Grill  may Up-Sell the three-burner version, which has a higher price.

Up-to Quantity

Reorder method that once the reorder threshold has been reached, it orders the difference needed to meet the minimum quantity amount identified. Example: If quantity is set at 10 and the reorder threshold is set at 5, when the inventory reaches the threshold of 5, 5 more pieces are automatically ordered.

URL Override

This is a user defined clean URL for the product that displays on the website’s product  page.  This is used for aesthetic, usability, and/or SEO purposes.  When this field  is populated, the value is automatically replaces the CORESense default URL on a  product detail page.

URL redirect

The mapping of a previous product page URL to a new CORESense page in order to eliminate having 404 Errors when custoemrs reference bookmarked pages.

Vendor SKU

Alpha-neumeric SKU provided by the product vendor.

Void Status

Shows that inventory was ‘received,’ but was then removed

Warehouse to be Fulfilled by Distribution Center

A warehouse that receives transfer inventory from the Distribution Center.

Weight Table Shipping

The total weight of the SKUs assigned to this driver are compared to a weight table setup and managed by your company. A separate weight table can be defined for each shipping method.

Wholesale Cost

The base unit cost of the SKU not including case pricing, quantity discounts or incentives  offered by the vendor.

Workflow state

The phases assigned to the pick, pack, and ship process. The phases can be customized in the Workflow State Technical Configuration table.