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We have compiled the top 20 most popular GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Industry guidelines, best practices, case studies, white papers, infographics, videos and assets to simplify your search and discovery experience.

White Paper & Infographic: Data Quality Case for Change - Target, Keurig, and Pilot Pen Share Their Data Quality Journeys.


Guideline - Bill of Lading (BOL) - The objective of standardizing the BOL is to help ensure that the shipper, carrier and consignee) are all getting the information they need for the processing of the goods through the supply chain. This is intended for LTL & TL ground transport within the U.S. Download PDF (3 MB)


Guideline - GS1 US E-Commerce Fulfillment - Addresses the “merchandising challenges” associated with preparing, packaging and shipping product for both in-store & e-commerce fulfillment. It also establishes industry best practices for successfully delivering a consistent cross-channel consumer experience. Download PDF (934 KB)

Guideline - Best Practice Guideline for Exchanging Product Images and Attributes, Release 3.0 - This application guideline provides detailed guidance on how to create, manage and supply product images and data attributes for use in commerce applications across retail operations.

GS1 US Trade Item Identification and Communication Guidelines for Electronic Data Interchange - The X12-EDI-GS1-US-Version-7020 Implementation Guidelines have been updated to reflect industry-approved enhancements that support today’s unified business processes and digital-savvy consumers. Download PDF (1 MB)

 

Guideline - GS1 US EAN U.P.C. Tag Format & Placement - Provides detailed guidance for a wide variety of products (including hanging apparel, plastic packaged products, and boxed products) with specific guidance for each ticketing or packaging variation. Download PDF (2 MB)

 

Guideline - Hanger Specifications for Floor-Ready Merchandise R7.0 - This guideline provides continuity of hanger presentation within retail stores through color consistency; facilitating supplier application by reducing hanger SKUs and enabling efficiencies associated with mass production, re-use, and application of the hanger. Download PDF (2 MB)

 

Supplier Template - Intra-Organizational-Letter - Making a Case for using Product Information Standards - Provided as a supplier-focused resource, this template letter is intended to help mid-level managers advocate the benefits of using product information standards to secure senior management buy-in and/or sponsorship. Download DOCX (18 KB)

 

Retailer Template - Intra-Organization-Adoption - Making a Case for Using Product Information Standards - Provided as a retailer-focused resource, this template letter is intended to help mid-level managers advocate the benefits of using product information standards to secure senior management buy-in and/or sponsorship. Download DOCX (17 KB)


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GS1 US EPC Item Level Readiness Program

Develop and execute a successful EPC/RFID implementation program leveraging this self-paced training program with nine steps toward a successful deployment. Go to GS1 US EPC Item Level Readiness Program


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