Company Prefix Capacity: Running Out Of Numbers If you exhaust the numbering capacity of your GS1 Company Prefix, you should obtain an additional one. As your business grows, it may be worth investigating if the additional prefix that you are planning to acquire should have greater numbering capacity. This way, you won’t have to come Read More →


Company Unique Identification With A GS1 Company Prefix A company prefix that complies with GS1 Standards is a unique identification number that is assigned to just your company by GS1 US. It’s the foundation of GS1 Standards and can be found in all the GS1 Identification Numbers. The most common examples are GTINs (Global Trade Read More →

EDI Order Consolidation

EDI Order Consolidation by the Brand Owner There are several business scenarios where order consolidation can be used by the brand owner. The following is just one example presented by GS1. A brand owner has received two or more purchase orders from a retailer. The products contained in those orders are in different department or Read More →

EDI Trading Partners

EDI Trading Partners Considerations Before Starting Digital Partnership As business partners discuss implementation of order consolidation, the following points should be considered (as recommended by GS1). For the Brand Owner The brand owner and retailer should, as trading partners, agree that the combination of products that would normally be in separate cartons can be combined Read More →

EDI training

Trading Partner Accountabilities Implementing purchase order consolidation is a collaborative process. Below are given GS1 recommended action steps and key best practices for business trading partners to consider. Agree on Business Process. Determine what departments or categories of business can be consolidated Agree on any type of product that should not be consolidated Review EDI Read More →


GS1 Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative Guidelines (Part 1) The GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative serves as a strategic effort in which retailers, marketplaces, brand owners, suppliers, manufacturers, industry trade associations, solution providers and academia voluntarily join to assist in helping the retail industry drive the adoption and use of the GS1 Standards. Read More →

EDI education

EDI via SFTP and FTPS: usage and challenges EDI via SFTP and FTPS belong to the most commonly used communication protocols for electronic data interchange. EDI via SFTP and FTPS allow connecting business partners directly as well as via service providers. Some time ago, FTP was considered to be the most reliable transport mean with Read More →

EDI Workforce

EDI Workforce: Roles Of The Company Staff In EDI Process EDI workforce relates to personnel from various functional areas of the company. One way or another, a number of team members may be involved with EDI. For example, the accounts payable manager or clerk should be familiar with EDI operations if EDI invoicing is in Read More →

cloud computing

What is cloud computing? Cloud computing means the ways of storing and accessing data on the Internet, not on the hardware. Cloud computing covers various computing services over the Internet — servers, databases, data storage, software. It is often called simply “the cloud”. This type of data storing and processing is innovative and flexible – Read More →

EDI training

EDI Implementation Guide (Guidelines for business partners) EDI Implementation Guide is one of the key business documents agreed between parties when starting Electronic Data Interchange cooperation. Before the companies start exchanging EDI data (files, transactions), they should agree a set of rules covering the conditions of Electronic Data Interchange processes, EDI files requirements, standards accepted Read More →