A Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) is the 14 digit GS1 Identification Key used to identify products. The key comprises a GS1 Company Prefix followed by an Item Reference Number and a Check Digit. See http://www.gs1.org/gtin for more details.
The GS1 SmartSearch standard allows businesses to benefit from:
- Better search results for consumers to find the products and information they need.
- Greater visibility of their products in online searches.
- Improved, accurate online product information.
- Shared product information via consumer-facing mobile devices and websites, which ultimately drive sales.
This site documents one technical aspect of GS1 SmartSearch - the GS1 Web Vocabulary. The initial focus of the GS1 Web Vocabulary is consumer facing properties for clothing, shoes, food beverage/tobacco and properties common to all products. Food/Beverage/Tobacco properties will include properties related to EU 1169 as defined in the GDSN and GS1 Source Standards. In addition, the vocabulary includes the definition of parties and of a product offer (a product offered by a party for a price). Properties and their definitions come from existing GS1 standards including GDSN, GS1 Source and GPC. Exceptions to this rule include the definition of Offer which does not exist in any of the above standards.
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|Consumer Product Variant||xsd:string||The consumer product variant may be used to distinguish one variant of a retail consumer trade item from another if the change does not require the allocation of a different Global Trade Item Number (per the GTIN Management Standard), but communication between trading partners is required to support consumers. The brand owner is responsible for assigning the consumer product variant.|
|GPC Category Code||xsd:string||8-digit code (GPC Brick Value) specifying a product category according to the GS1 Global Product Classification (GPC) standard. For more information see http://www.gs1.org/gpc|
|Batch/Lot Identifier||xsd:string||The batch or lot number associates an item with information the manufacturer considers relevant for traceability of the trade item to which the element string is applied. The data may refer to the trade item itself or to items contained. The number may be, for example, a production lot number, a shift number, a machine number, a time, or an internal production code. In cases where the same product is manufactured in different locations the brand owner and the manufacturer are responsible for ensuring the non-duplication of batch/lot numbers for a GTIN. For the re-use of batch/lot numbers with a GTIN, sector-specific constraints need to be considered.|
|Serial Number||xsd:string||A serial number is assigned to an entity for its lifetime. When combined with a GTIN, a serial number uniquely identifies an individual item. The serial number field is alphanumeric and may include all characters contained in figure 7.11-1. The brand owner and the manufacturer are responsible for ensuring the non-duplication of serial numbers for a GTIN. For the re-use of serial numbers with a GTIN, sector-specific constraints need to be considered.|
|Third-Party Controlled Serial Number||xsd:string||This identifier is assigned to an entity for its lifetime. When combined with a GTIN, a TPX uniquely identifies an individual item and forms a unit pack Unique Identifier (upUI) for tobacco traceability per EU 2018/574. The serial number field is alphanumeric and may include all characters contained in figure 7.11-1. The Third Party determines the TPX, but the TPX shall begin with the ID Issuer Unique Identification Code (UIC), followed by GS1 UIC Extension 1, and GS1 UIC Extension 2.|
|Product ID||xsd:string||Additional means to the Global Trade Item Number to identify a product.|