By Chris Dawson April 14, 2021 - 11:08 am

Invalid GTINs will lead to Amazon ASIN removal

Amazon are reminding merchants that for most product categories, you are required to provide a unique product identifier, known as a Global Trade Item Number (GTIN), to create new listings. Amazon are asking that you take immediate action to provide the requested information or your

Fruugo GS1 GTIN mandate to simplify cross-border trading

Fruugo have given the stamp of approval to GS1 as a primary provider of Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) for its growing platform, citing its usefulness to online merchants with aspirations to export globally. Since 2016 there has been a GTIN mandate for many categories,

Home & Garden businesses launch online during lockdown

More British SMEs than ever are trading online in the Home & Garden sector, according GS1 UK who report that since the start of the year, more than 1,000 companies in the Home & Garden space have signed up to become members of GS1 UK,

GS1 UK appoints Anne Godfrey as next CEO

GS1 UK have revealed that Anne Godfrey will join in August as its new CEO. Anne is currently the CEO of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), a role she has held since January 2016. Prior to joining CIEH, Anne previously held senior positions at

Fake brands explode on Amazon all selling the same products

What do the brands 'tinkertonk', 'Yahead', 'PrimeMatik', 'HomeDesign', 'Blinky', 'Rottner', and 'Popamazing' have in common? They're all fake brands used for selling the same generic product on Amazon. Indeed, it's even more bizarre when you realise that half of them are different brands for the

Murray Lambell joins GS1 UK supervisory board

eBay’s Vice President of UK Trading Murray Lambell has joined the GS1 UK supervisory board. The appointment strengthens GS1 UK’s marketplace team, which builds a community for members selling via online platforms to connect with others and works with industry leaders such as eBay, Amazon

Online sales 19.1% of all retail in September 2019

The ONS have reported figures for the three months to September 2019 revealing moderate growth in the quantity bought, across online sales and in store combined, continuing at 0.6% when compared with the previous three months, with all sectors within non-food stores reporting declines except

Buying British sees SMEs flourish on marketplaces

SMEs are flourishing in the UK and Buying British brands is more popular than ever before in the international market, according to a study published by GS1 UK, the standards body that licenses barcodes in Britain. The not-for-profit organisation has seen a significant year-on-year rise

GTIN reuse banned from 2019

In the apparel and grocery sectors, reusing a GTIN has previously been allowed after 30 months and 48 months of initial issuance respectively. GS1 UK are banning GTIN reuse from 2019 with the standard officially changing on the 31st of December 2018, although the language

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