What is a Variable Measure Trade Item?
It is not a product that has minor variations that do not affect its description or price e.g. a 250ml bottle that due to filling tolerances may actually contain 245 to 255ml.
Variable Measure Trade Item is an item which is priced, ordered or invoiced in quantities which can vary, such as fruit and vegetables, meat, cheese, rope, chain, fabric, carpets on a roll, etc.
The complete identification of a Variable Measure Trade Item consists of both its identification number and its variable data.
For Retail Variable Measure Trade Items either the price or the quantity of the given unit must be included in the barcode to be read at the checkout.
Created Nov 2018 Last Update 26/11/18