GS1 | BeCommerce

4. GS1 Belgium & Luxembourg

GS1 Belgium & Luxembourg is an independent neutral non-for-profit organisation that brings together companies such as manufacturers of food, beauty, DIY, decoration and healthcare products, supermarkets, web shops, marketplaces, pharmacies and their suppliers and logistics service providers. GS1 Belgium & Luxembourg is part of the worldwide GS1 organisation which is active in more than 110 countries and has more than two million members. In Belgium and Luxembourg more than 9,000 companies are using the GS1 standards.

GS1 aims to develop a more efficient supply chain by providing global standards for identification, as well as for data capture and sharing. The best known of these standards is the 'Global Trade Item Number' or GTIN (formerly known as EAN code). A GTIN uniquely identifies a product or trade item worldwide. Usually a GTIN is encoded in a barcode so that it can be quickly read by a scanner at the checkout counter or in the warehouse. Even the most popular web shops require that products offered for sale on their platform are identified with a GTIN of GS1. Thanks to GS1's My Product Manager platform you can easily create these unique product codes in just a few clicks. 

With this partnership BeCommerce wants to contribute to a more efficient operation of companies and a better service for their customers. GS1 standards are therefore the first step in improving efficiency and traceability throughout the supply chain.