GS1 EDI (GS1 eCom)

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) standards are used in electronic business messaging to improve the speed and accuracy of information sent between trading partners. The GS1 system supports two EDI standards, GS1 EANCOM and GS1 XML.


Why use GS1 EDI (GS1 eCom)?

GS1 EDI previously known as GS1 eCom allows computer applications to exchange business data without the need for human intervention.

The key benefits for your supply chain are:

  • Speed

  • Lower administration and processing cost

  • Accuracy

  • Reduced lead time and inventory

  • Reduced out-of-stock situations

  • Increased customer satisfaction

  • Automatic reconciliation of business documents

Transforming the exchange of commercial data

Gone are the days of sending faxes and manually entering data into your supply chain management system.

EDI has transformed the way that trading partners ‘talk’ to each other. Using EDI standards enables the exchange of important commercial data electronically; and it is fast, cheap and – most importantly – accurate. 

GS1 works with industry to maintain and update two sets of EDI standards, GS1 EANCOM and GS1 XML.

GS1 standards


Use the GS1 EANCOM standard to share data via EDI with trading partners around the world. Some industry sectors have their own subsets of this standard.

Learn more: GS1 EANCOM


Use the GS1 XML standard to exchange business data via the internet. With a comprehensive list of business messages included in the standard, it’s got your business needs covered.

Learn more: GS1 XML