A data pool provides one central source of e-commerce-friendly, high-quality product data, where manufacturers provide product information in a uniform manner and wholesalers extract high-quality data. GS1 Netherlands has set up data pools for manufacturers and wholesalers to easily share current, complete and unambiguous product information with their customers. These data pools are known as 'GS1 Data Source'.
GS1 data pools are available for:
The benefits of GS1 Data Source
In GS1 Data Source, the supplier records product data of its articles in a standardized manner. Customers can easily, and possibly automatically, retrieve this information from the data pool. GS1 Data Source thus offers a central source for, among other things, logistics data, data on hazardous substances (HMC) and product images.
How do you provide product information?
Data pools offer various advantages for the chain. Sharing quality product information with a data pool, such as GS1 Data Source, requires considerable effort from manufacturers. The article data must of course be complete and up-to-date, but must also be classified in an unambiguous manner. Classification can be done by manually entering data in the GS1 Webinterface or by filling a standardized Excel model with article information. To simplify this process, ProPlanet has developed DataProcessor.
Easily manage product information with DataProcessor
DataProcessor is a Product Information Management (PIM) system, with which article data is easily imported, enriched, classified and published. Publication can take place in a webshop, but also in a data pool.
Especially for companies that supply or receive product information from the GS1 Data Source, ProPlanet has set up a special import and export function for exchanging GS1 DIY files. This simple wizard helps product information managers correctly classify the data in order to deliver it perfectly standardized.
Are you curious about the possibilities of DataProcessor TJ for supplying article data to GS1 Data Source? Send an email to email@example.com. We are happy to tell you more about the possibilities.