You are here: Industry Engagement > Retail > Overview
Retail

Optimizing business, enhancing consumer experience

The very first GS1 standard was BarCode and the identification that helped modernize and automate retail operation.  Apart from the Internet which revolutionizes our daily life, GS1 BarCode certainly ushered a new era of retail efficiency and automation.

Today, GS1 Hong Kong retail solutions mean much more than the BarCode POS scanning and include standards and solutions for

  1. BarCodes and Keys (GTIN, GLN and SSCC) for product, location and shipment unit's identification
  2. DataBar for further product information, including product's expiry date
  3. ezTRADE for B2B electronic ordering, invoicing and shipment notices
  4. Hong Kong DataPool for product data information synchronization between suppliers and retailers
  5. EPC/RFID based Item-level Tagging for end-to-end supply chain visibility
  6. On-shelf Availability for better inventory control and shopper experience
  7. BarCode POS scanning system for blocking the sales of unsafe product to consumers

With the above industry solutions, the retail industry can be benefited in the following ways: 

  1. Increase inventory level visibility and reduce out-of-stock
  2. Enhance order fulfillment rate and customer satisfaction
  3. Make better strategic business planning
  4. Formulate critical business decision-making faster
  5. Facilitate faster consumer response