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structure data blog

Let’s talk Product Schema

Structured data is an important area for GS1 and is the foundation of our GS1 SmartSearch standard This topic was high on the agenda at this year’s BrightonSEO eCommerce Summit, with Katherine Khoo, Managing Director at 

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18/09/2018

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What eBay’s product-based shopping experience will mean for sellers

GS1 UK recently hosted a webinar with our partner Optiseller, about some important changes on the eBay platform. Ashley Maroney, Director of Partnerships at Optiseller, provided some essential insights to help sellers prepare for the new product-ba

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18/09/2018

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GS1 UK to remain at the heart of government healthcare plans

New health secretary uses his first speech to extol GS1 initiatives and promise further tech spend Stepping into the vacant spot at the Department of Health and Social Care, 

18/09/2018

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GS1 and the ONS team up on innovative new data source for inflation

n a volatile climate for the UK retail industry, GS1 UK and the Office of National Statistics (ONS) are partnering to improve the measurement of price changes. From House of Fraser to Poundworld, the British high street is struggling like never before.

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18/09/2018

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From January 2019 GTINs should never be reused again

The standard governing GTIN reuse is changing on 31 December 2018, here’s why and what it means for you. In the apparel and grocery sectors, reusing a GTIN has previously been allowed after 30 months and 48 months of initial issuance respectively.

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18/09/2018

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Webinar | How to identify your products

Unique identification of trade items is critical to ensure trading partners can exchange accurate product information in consistent ways. This guarantees the smooth operation of supply chains and avoids business blunders like relabelling cost and, ultimately, lost sales.

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18/09/2018

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New guidelines to optimise imagery for mobile sales

Our shopping habits are changing rapidly with an increasing amount of transactions carried out online. In 2017, seven per cent of all groceries in the UK were bought using the internet and two out of every five purchases were made 

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18/09/2018

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