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Anyone who has taken part in E-commerce is familiar with the UCC 128 or GS-128 label on packages making their way through the supply chain. One scan of the barcode on these labels can tell you vital information about a shipment, such as product type, container specifications, and the number of products included with a shipment. By scanning a barcode, trading partners can keep each other in the loop and help improve supply chain efficiency and warehouse logistics. This process results in products being sold faster and more frequently, leading to more profits.
These labels are regulated by the global organization formerly known as UCC (Uniform Code Council) and currently known as GS1. GS1 is a nonprofit organization that developed out of the need for worldwide standards in business communication. If two trading partners are using different standards for keeping and sending information, it is much harder to facilitate communication and information exchange between them. Barcodes help bridge the gap by providing an easy way to catalog information according to the standards established by GS1. According to a video from GS1, in the past, barcodes have helped the UK retail industry save 10.5 billion pounds a year because of how they streamline every part of the retail business.
If you would like to reap the benefits of GS1 barcodes for your retail business, contact ACT Data for their web-based EDI solutions. ACT Data will help automate all your EDI functions and generate shipping labels for your packages. Contact them today to see why they are one of the most trusted EDI providers worldwide.