2D Barcodes

Getting Started for Retailers


A global transition in retail

Next generation 2D Barcodes are transforming the way the retail sector does business, supporting digital transformation and delivering new opportunities for all stakeholders in the retail supply chain.

By 2027, all retail point-of-sale systems will aim to scan 2D Barcodes worldwide.

Let the journey begin

Retailers that are already implementing 2D Barcodes report the upgrade period is between 12 and 18 months minimum.

Will you be ready?

Will you be ready?

Prepare your business for 2027. Retailers are beginning the transition to 2D Barcodes now.

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2D Barcode case studies

2D Barcode case studies

Local and global examples of successful 2D Barcode implementations in retail.

Woolworths - Australia
7-Eleven - Thailand
PepsiCo - USA

Checklist for retailers

Checklist for retailers

Strategic, technical and stakeholder considerations for getting started with 2D Barcodes.

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Next steps

Reach out to a retail expert at GS1 Australia for an initial discussion on getting started with your transition to 2D Barcodes.

Andrew Steele
Director - Retail Food & Beverage       
GS1 Australia

Ph: +61 417 377 374
E: andrew.steele@gs1au.org

Michael Davis
Director - Retail, General Merchandise, Apparel & Personal Care
GS1 Australia

Ph: +61 423 884 455
E: michael.davis@gs1au.org

Resources to get started

As a neutral standards body, GS1 Australia is supporting retailers in the journey towards 2D Barcodes, offering guidance on a smooth and voluntary transition, while minimising disruption to existing business processes.