The Global Language of Business
From music and entertainment to office supplies and sports and leisure equipment, Australia has a thriving and diverse retail sector.
Today's connected customer has high expectations when it comes to general merchandise. They expect a seamless experience, regardless of when or where they buy. This means retailers and online marketplaces are under increasing pressure to adopt emerging technologies, and to facilitate smooth transactions with suppliers and trading partners.
GS1 standards enable businesses to increase efficiency and significantly improve traceability in their supply chains.
We are committed to using the GS1 system to help retailers achieve more streamlined and effective supply chains, and to facilitating open standards for eCommerce.
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Sellers who trade, or are looking to trade, through online marketplaces will require barcodes. The popularity of the GS1 barcode with online marketplaces and search engines has seen it become a mandatory requirement to list on some of these sites. Visit our dedicated Online Marketplaces page to find out more.
These newsletters highlight some of the initiatives in the local and global Retail community where GS1 standards have been implemented as part of improving supply chains for food and beverage and omni-channel retailing:
Video • 4:00min
Follow your retail products from source to consumer.
Video • 3:47min
We work with the key industry associations to ensure best practice in the General Merchandise industry.
With a well thought-out RFID implementation plan, the benefits speak for themselves.
Video • 2:32min
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Creating & Using Barcodes • Online • Currently using • Not currently using
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If you are selling your products online and the marketplace is asking you to provide barcodes (in GS1 language, GTINs), you can get these through GS1 Australia.
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Watch these short videos on GS1 standards in the General Merchandise and Apparel industries:
GS1 standards for eCommerce
Industry Manager Insights