Building trust and efficiency
Verified by GS1 builds trust between retailers, brand owners and consumers leading to more sales, less returns and less counterfeit products. The ultimate benefit is greater efficiency because information in retailer catalogues is based on correct product identity.
Unique product identifier + 6 attributes = Solid foundation for sharing consistent data
GS1 has been working with industry leaders and the Consumer Goods Forum to develop Verified by GS1, a global registry to ensure all products have a unique identifier (GTIN) including six attributes that can be globally verified.
Brand owners are required to share their products and provide the product attributes with the global registry. Retailers and marketplaces, in turn, can access this data at any time using Verified by GS1.
Currently Verified by GS1 is only in available for food and near food brands. More categories will be accepted in the future.
How Verified by GS1 works for brands in the UK
Brand owners and GS1 UK members can use productDNA to share their information to the GS1 registry. As soon as all the necessary fields have been filled in a product can be activated. The seven product attributes are automatically shared to the GS1 registry.
What should you do now?
Before you are ready to share your product data you need to make sure you have all of the necessary information and that your GTINs are ready.
Ensure your active GTINs are properly structured with a valid GS1 Company Prefix licenced to your company in accordance with the GTIN Management Standard.
Ensure all your product identifiers (GTINs) are unique, taking into account that product variations such as size and formulation require different GTINs.
Ensure your products are listed with the six basic attributes that are considered foundational to quality product data.
If you have covered the above then you’re ready to start to sharing your GTINs with the GS1 global registry. Sign up to productDNA for free and start sharing your products now.
The vision for Verified by GS1
Verified by GS1 is currently being rolled out in waves across the world, with support from a number of multinational brand owners and retailers.