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Wal-Mart, eBay support GS1 product info standard


Lawrenceville, N.J. – A new GS1 US standard offers a common approach for listing and classifying products across all e-commerce platforms. Developed in collaboration with 18 companies, including Best Buy, Bing, CNET, eBay, Google, and Wal-Mart, the GS1 US Simple Product Listing helps ensure that products are accurately represented across all sales channels and are more easily discoverable by search engines and consumers.

The GS1 US Simple Product Listing Standard enables trading partners to use a single standardized set of consumer-friendly terms that are linked to their existing internal product hierarchies

The initial release of the GS1 US Simple Product Listing (available for download at will include six of the most commonly searched product segments:

• Books, Music, & Movies

• Clothing, Shoes, & Accessories

• Consumer Electronics

• Collectibles & Memorabilia

• Gift & Pre-paid Service Cards

• Tickets

As part of the ongoing standard development process, GS1 US will collect and share industry feedback with the GS1 US Simple Product Listing Workgroup participants to identify potential opportunities to improve the GS1 US Simple Product Listing Standard, expanding and creating a comprehensive representation of product types, attributes, attribute values, exclusionary terms and inclusionary terms. An additional 21 product segments will be added by the workgroup over the next year, representing a total of 27 segments.

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