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How to Display the Verified by GS1 Check Mark

9 February 2021

How to Display the Verified by GS1 Check Mark

Complete and accurate product data results in a more efficient and seamless supply chain - as well as a more positive shopping experience for consumers. 

You can have the Verified by GS1 (VbG) check mark display to GS1 US Data Hub Product View/Use subscribers when they search for a product in the GS1 Registry Platform. These subscribers include retailers, marketplaces, solution providers, agencies and others. Verified by GS1 enables the verification of a product’s identity based on a set of seven core product attributes.

To learn how to enter these attributes, view this GS1 US video.

If you save the following attributes with your product detail record, the VbG check mark will display when the GTIN is searched through the GS1 Registry Platform:
- Brand Name
- Product Description
- Product Image URL (make sure the address starts with http:// or https:// - view this fact sheet)
- Global Product Classification (GPC) (view the GS1 GCP Browser for more details)
- Net Content and Unit of Measure (view a list of valid Unit of Measure codes)
- Target Market 1 (also known as Country of Sale - view a list of Country codes)

Product Image, GPC, Net Content and Target Market 1 are available from the Additional Information tab (Enhanced Product Information section).

GS1 US Data Hub currently provides access to more than 30 million products, making it valuable as part of a retailer’s data quality and product sourcing efforts.

Learn more by visiting the Verified by GS1 page on the GS1 US site.

Print a Certificate

17 November 2020

Print a Certificate

To print your GS1 Company 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.

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. As of January 1, 2019, products in GS1 US Data Hub with an In Use status can no longer be changed to the For Reuse status.

If your company assigned the For Reuse status to a product BEFORE December 31, 2018 in GS1 US Data Hub, that product can remain in the For Reuse status until the end of the reuse period (47 months). The GTIN can be made available again, one more time. Please note that for products in the Apparel industry, the reuse period is 30 months. 

For example, a consumer packaged item GTIN that was assigned the For Reuse status on 12/1/2018 can be reassigned one more time, at the end of the reuse period, or 12/1/2022. An apparel item GTIN assigned the For Reuse status on 12/1/2018 can be reassigned one more time, at the end of the reuse period, or 12/1/2021.

Note: For products in the Regulated Healthcare industry, GTINs can never be reused.

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.


Photos in GS1 US Data Hub

23 January 2020

Photos in GS1 US Data Hub

Q. I had uploaded photos of my products into GS1 US Data Hub? Is that still available?
A. In the past, GS1 US Data Hub had enabled our members to upload photos to the GS1 US servers where they were stored. This option to upload photos was discontinued in 2020. GS1 US Data Hub now enables you to provide links to your product’s images that reside on your company’s own servers.

However, if you need to access the photo images that you uploaded previously to GS1 US servers via GS1 US Data Hub, please send an e-mail request to and we will work with you to retrieve these photos and send them to you.

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. 

GS1 US Data Hub Product Share User Guide

22 February 2019

GS1 US Data Hub Product Share User Guide

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

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