Item status states if the item is intended for sale to the end consumer, if it is a logistic unit or if it is orderable. Note that the same item can have several of these attributes.
- An item that is a consumer unit can also be orderable (physically large consumer items sometimes have no case level).
- An orderable item can also be a logistic unit (for example a display pallet).
Example: Bottles of mineral water can be sold to the consumer individually or in a six-pack. Orderable units are a six-pack of bottles or a box with four six-packs. The logistic unit is a pallet with 24 boxes.