All posts by Sara Novak

Senior Business Analyst

Early Availability of New Product Information

The demand on brand owners for accurate product information continues to grow – consumers want to have confidence in the information for food & other products, such as ingredients and allergens.  Retailers want to understand accurate dimensions of products for shelf planning and supply chain purposes.   When it comes to new products that have not yet been produced, the initial set of information is desired well before the final product is ever produced so that buying decisions can be made between the merchant and the brand owner. Continue reading

Identifying the Barcode gets Easier!

Today when communicating the Barcode (many times referred to as the UPC or EAN) as part of the information about a product, the type of bar code must also be specified:

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Confusion may result on how to properly identify the Barcode.

With the upcoming GDSN Major Release, the EAN.UCC identification attribute gets easier!  A simple identification of whether the UPC/EAN is 14, 13, 12, or 8 digit GTIN needs only to be supplied:

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Easier?  We hope so!

A reminder that 1WorldSync will be implementing this and many more updates to the standard with the upcoming Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN ™) Major Release 3.  Find out more by visiting  http://campaign.1worldsync.com/major-release-3/

 

GDSN® Major Release 3

1WorldSync remains committed to the GDSN standards and will support the upcoming GDSN release, Major Release 3.  With this release, GDSN will be better enabled to more quickly implement new requests into the standard.  There are also many enhancements to existing attribute sets, including nutrients, ingredients, allergens, tax, hazardous materials, promotional, packaging and many others.

This release is considered a non-backwards compatible release, and while the level of impact varies based on the level of your implementation, we strongly encourage you to begin your planning and budgeting for the upcoming changes based on the below timeline:
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The 1WorldSync Impact Analysis Document, which contains a summary of scope, the high level impact, and timelines, is available for all 1WorldSync customers and can be found here.   We will work in the coming months to provide the full details on the scope and the technical specifications for this release.

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