Real business benefits for all sector stakeholders
GS1 New Zealand works with industry merchants, suppliers and key industry bodies such as the Building Industry Federation to support their industry specific needs.
GS1’s involvement in the hardware industry has focused on product identification and barcoding, barcode quality, sharing product rich data between trading partners and product photography services.
The use of GS1 standards are widespread in the hardware sector and are required by most major merchants. The Hardware sector is represented on the GS1 New Zealand Board.
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Hardware sector leaders are aware of the business benefits to industry stakeholders in adopting GS1 standards. Industry wide use of standardised product identification, barcodes and the sharing of product information have improved industry efficiency and enhanced the customer experience.
Barcode use is widespread in the industry among suppliers and with retailers requiring GS1 barcodes on products.
The major sector merchants require GS1 barcode verification reports before products can be sold in store or online to ensure barcodes will scan first time, every time.
The National Product Catalogue (NPC) is an online product catalogue service that enables suppliers to enter, validate, store, share and maintain product data in a single location. The NPC is being used in the hardware industry with PlaceMakers, Mico, ITM and Mitre 10.
GS1’s Product Flow service makes the introduction of new products to market more streamlined. The service involves barcode verification, capturing and storing of product information in the NPC and product photography.
If you are a supplier to Fletcher Distribution Ltd (PlaceMakers and Mico), Mitre 10 or ITM and are a member of GS1 New Zealand, find out more about GS1’s specialist service National Product Catalogue - online product catalogue. Talk to your trading partners to understand the benefits in using the NPC.
Talk to GS1 New Zealand about the Hardware sector today.