As soon as you start selling your products to major retailers, you’ll need to create unique identifiers for your products. It doesn’t matter if your products are sold at physical locations or online, your trading partners want to be able scan and immediately identify them.
Even if you are brand-new to selling products, you certainly know the ubiquitous beep of a bar code being scanned in a checkout line. But if you’re launching a product for the first time or ramping up production and moving into major retailers, you may not be sure how to get one.
While the GS1 process may seem daunting at the outset, it adds genuine efficiency and keeps the supply chain moving. Indeed, it’s hard to imagine a world without things like the UPC and other identifiers, and the GS1 makes them happen. We’ll break it down for you, from getting a GS1 to getting the right labels on your shipments.