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Print a Certificate

17 November 2020

Print a Certificate

To print your GS1 Company Prefix or GS1 US GTIN certificate, first make sure you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer:

1. Visit the home page of GS1 US Data Hub, and click the Print Identifier Certificate link under the "Identifier Tools" area:

2. The myGS1 US page displays. Click the header "Identifier Certificates."

3. If you have multiple prefixes and identifiers, you can search for a specific GS1 Company Prefix or GS1 US GTIN. When you see the identifier in the results, click the "Download" link to open the certificate as a PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Reader.



Work with My GTIN

8 April 2020

Work with My GTIN

Please note that if you licensed a GS1 Company Prefix, click "How Do I..." to get started.

This article is ONLY for members who licensed a GS1 US GTIN, and want to perform these actions:

  • Generate a Barcode - View these six steps:



  • Add Additional Product Information

  • Add Higher Level Packaging, such as a case for shipping/receiving

  • Change the Default Sharing Setting

Learn more: view the Working With Your GS1 US GTIN module in the GS1 US University Learning Management System. Or download the GS1 US GTIN User Guide (PDF) to read these steps.


How to login to GS1 US Data Hub:
 https://dh.gs1us.org

Use the same user name and password you set up for your My GS1 US account, then read and accept the Usage Agreement. 

If you forgot your password, click “Forgot Password?” on the login screen, then enter your Email address. Within minutes you’ll get a password reset email from newusersetup@gs1us.org. 

Need to license another GS1 US GTIN? Visit the GS1 US Store page for details.



What Fields Can Be Changed?

8 April 2020

What Fields Can Be Changed?

Any attribute can be changed when the product is in the Draft status. 

The tables below list all available fields and whether they can be modified when the product is in either the PreMarket or In Use status

For a product in the Archived status, the only action you can take is to change the status back to In Use and then make specific changes, if needed.


Product Detail Screen

Field PreMarket Status:
Can field be changed?
In Use Status:
Can field be changed?
GS1 Company Prefix No  No
GTIN No - but you can retract the GTIN No
GTIN-12 (U.P.C.) or GTIN-13 (EAN) No - but you can retract the GTIN No
Industry Yes No
Packaging Level No No
Product Description Yes Yes*
Language (Product Description) Yes Yes
SKU Yes Yes
Brand Name Yes Yes*
Language (Brand Name) Yes Yes
Variable Measure? No No
Purchasable by Consumer? Yes - unless a GTIN-14 is assigned Yes - unless a GTIN-14 is assigned
For Shipping Purposes Only? Yes - unless a GTIN-14 is assigned Yes - unless a GTIN-14 is assigned
Item Contents No No - changing Item Contents requires a new GTIN
Quantity Yes No - changing Quantity of contents requires a new GTIN

*While you can change either the Product Description or Brand Name for a product set to In Use, this is
commonly done to correct a typographical error.  You cannot change the Product Description to reflect a
new product, per the GTIN Management Standard: “Any new product requires the assignment of a GTIN.”
Similarly, based on the impact of the Brand Name change on your trading partners, you may want to consider
assigning a new GTIN, per the GTIN Management Standard: “A change to the primary brand that appears
on the trade item, requires assignment of a new GTIN.”


Step 3 - Enhance Your GTIN Data Screen

This table lists the fields displayed on the optional Step 3 - Enhance Your GTIN Data screen, and whether they can be modified when the product is in either PreMarket or In Use status. 

Field PreMarket Status:
Can field be changed?
In Use Status:
Can field be changed?
Image URL Yes  Yes
Target Markets Yes Yes
Global Product Classification Yes Yes
Net Content 1 Count No No - however, content can be entered if this field is blank
Net Content 1 Unit of Measure (UOM) No No - however, content can be entered if this field is blank
Net Content 2 Count 
Net Content 3 Count
No No - however, content can be entered if this field is blank
Net Content 2 Unit of Measure (UOM)
Net Content 3 Unit of Measure (UOM)
Yes Yes
Product Description in Different Language Yes Yes
Brand Name in Different Language Yes Yes
Sub-Brand Name
Yes Yes
Product Description-Short
Yes Yes
Label Description Yes Yes


Step 4 - Add Product Dimensions Screen

This table lists the fields displayed on the optional Step 4 - Add Product Dimensions screen, and whether they can be modified when the product is in either PreMarket or In Use status.

Field PreMarket Status:
Can field be changed?
In Use Status:
Can field be changed?
Dimensions - Height Yes  Yes - up to 20% of the original value
Dimensions - Width Yes Yes - up to 20% of the original value
Dimensions - Depth Yes Yes - up to 20% of the original value
Weight - Net Yes No - however, content can be entered if the field is blank
Weight - Gross No Yes - up to 20% of the original value
Weight - Unit of Measure (UOM) No No - however, content can be entered if this field is blank


GS1 US Data Hub Product Share User Guide

22 February 2019

GS1 US Data Hub Product Share User Guide

Brand owners can share In Use products with GS1 US Data Hub Product View/Use subscribers. They can also share products that are sold to consumers available via the GS1 Registry Platform, which can be viewed by GS1 subscribers around the world. 

They can also stop sharing products with Product View/Use subscribers, as well.

To learn more, view the GS1 US Data Hub Product Share User Guide: click here >



GTIN Non-Reuse Rule

14 November 2019

GTIN Non-Reuse Rule

The Standard for GTIN Reuse across all industries was changed in the GS1 General Specifications on December 31, 2018. Beginning on January 1, 2019, products in GS1 US Data Hub with an In Use status could no longer be changed to the For Reuse status.

Q. What happened to the GTINs that I’ve marked For Reuse on 12/31/2018 or before?

A. As of 3/21/2022, these GTINs have been automatically returned to your "Available" pool again so you can assign them one time.


For more details, view these resources:

The GS1 US University Learning Management System includes a recorded webinar, GTIN Reuse Rules Are Changing; to locate this recorded webinar, sign-in and type "Reuse" in the search box; when the "GTIN Reuse Rules Are Changing" course displays, click "Launch."

GS1 US GTIN No ReUse page on the GS1 US website, which provides a summary of the changes;

GS1 US Data Hub Frequently Asked Questions page, which answers questions that members have posed about the GTIN No Reuse rules.

 



About the Serial Shipping Container Code - SSCC

12 February 2021

About the Serial Shipping Container Code - SSCC

The Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) is an 18-digit GS1 Identification Key used to identify a logistic unit. The SSCC is different from the GTIN, as the SSCC acts as a license plate to track a shipment of logistics units through the supply chain. The GTIN uniquely identifies trade items (products and services). 

It is possible for a trade item, such as a pallet, to be a trade item AND a logistic unit, so both a GTIN and an SSCC may be used. The SSCC is encoded in the GS1-128 barcode and included on the GS1 Logistics Label (a sample is shown here), making it possible to track the logistic unit in transit, and locate this unit within a storage area or warehouse.

You cannot create the SSCC in GS1 US Data Hub. View a list of GS1 Standards Professional Barcode Image and Print Vendors to help you generate the SSCC in a GS1-128 barcode. The SSCC is typically generated out of the logistic management system, e.g. the warehouse management system. 

Please note that if you have licensed a GS1 US GTIN instead of a GS1 Company Prefix, you cannot create the SSCC.

 

Learn more about the SSCC

Want to learn more? Read the Introduction to the SSCC document on the GS1 US site. 




How to Use the Clone Feature

13 August 2021

How to Use the Clone Feature

If you need to enter one or more items that are similar to a product that’s already been entered, you can save time and reduce the risk of manual errors by using the Clone tool. 

Note: The Clone tool is only enabled for PreMarket, In Use and Archived products.

To clone a product, take these steps:

1. Locate the product you want to clone. 
Click Product. From the My Products page, click the Description link of the product. The product detail record displays. Click the Clone This Product button on the right. 
 
 

2. Confirm you are cloning the right product. 
The Confirm Cloning of Product dialog box displays. Click Continue. A new Draft product detail record is created with the same attributes.  
 

3. Change the attributes for the new product detail record. 
The Clone tool copies the following product attributes: 
- Product Description – Now contains the word “Copy” at the end; be sure to change the Product Description to match the new product you are creating 
- Brand Name 
- Product Industry 
- Packaging Level 
- Dimensions - Remember to change these dimensions, if needed 
- Weight - Remember to change the weight, if needed 
- SKU 

Note: Make sure you adjust product dimensions to reflect the new product, before you click the Set to In Use button.