Share Information Electronically

You can share your product and location information electronically with your trading partners. Electronic data sharing has many benefits, including reducing communication errors, increasing the speed of trade transactions, and supporting real-time product information updates. There are three main ways to share:

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Additional Ways to Identify Products

  • GS1 US Mobile Scan. Make your products scannable through smartphones. Digitally share product information
  • EPC®-enabled RFID. Electronically identify and track products in your business. Speed up scan times and add or modify data as the product moves through the supply chain

Do you have barcodes or need more?

In this publication, the letters “U.P.C.” are used solely as an abbreviation for the “Universal Product Code”, which is a product identification system. They do not refer to the UPC, which is a federally registered certification mark of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) to certify compliance with a Uniform Plumbing Code as authorized by IAPMO.