How-to guides

How to identify

Learn step by step how to create numbers to identify products, packages, coupons and more.


Create a GLN

Learn how to create a Global Location Number (GLN). It…

Create SSCC

GS1 package numbers are called SSCC (Serial Shipping Container Code)…

Start creating barcodes

Now you’re one step closer to getting your products on…

More guidelines for identifyingUsage
Create coupon numberphysical and digital coupons
Sell products onlineguidelines for E-commerce and Marketplaces

How to capture

Step by step on how to capture data by using data carriers like barcodes, 2D codes and RFID/EPC tags.


Barcoding the product

Items handled in the store’s checkout points are called consumer…

Barcoding the case

A case is an outer package containing a number of…

Barcoding pallets

GS1 Logistics Label is a standardized label used to mark…

More guidelines for capturingUsage
Label products with variable weightexamples: meat, fish, cheese, fruit and vegetables
Position the barcode guidelines for barcode placement for easy scanning
Barcode suppliersexamples of printing companies and industrial labeling equipment for barcodes
Barcode qualityguidelines for readability and safe scanning
Size guidesizes for barcodes EAN-8, EAN-13, ITF-14 and GS1-128.
Transport labelsHow transport labels work and how they are composed
RFID technologyguidelines when choosing EPC solution
RFID providersexamples of suppliers of RFID and EPC products and services

How to share

Learn how to get your information right before sharing it with your trading partners.


Measure a product

When measuring the height, width and depth of a product,…

Use ProductSearch

Do a search There are several ways to search for…

Send trade item information

This is how you get your company to quickly and…

More guidelines for sharingUsage
Connect to a GDSN-datapoolReal time data sharing
Electronic commerce for small and medium-sized companiesThis guide describes what your company needs to do to trade electronically using ESAP business processes.
Electronic commerce for large companiesThis guide describes what your company needs to do to trade electronically using ESAP business processes.

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Create unique numbers when you need to identify products, packages…


Create barcodes, 2D codes and RFID tags – multi purpose…



Global standards that help you gain full control of all…