You’ve been asked to use the GS1 Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) to exchange product data.
GDSN allows you as a supplier or a retailer to exchange accurate and up-to-date data across the globe with your business partners. The network enables you to synchronise product data and digital files (PDF, photos, MSDS, etc.), in a standardised manner. In a GS1 GDSN data pool, you’ll find data distributed by GS1 GDSN.
A number of GS1 GDSN data pools
A number of GS1 GDSN data pools are available worldwide. Your client has asked you to use one. It’s up to you to decide which you would like to use. We strongly recommend that companies use their GS1 organisation’s GS1 GDSN data pool. This allows members to benefit from extensive support, as well as specific training. Support is provided free of charge (included in membership). My Product Manager of GS1 Belgium & Luxembourg is one of the certified GS1 GDSN data pools.
Explanation of a number of components of the DIY, Garden & Pet datamodel
Product images and other digital assets
Product images are an essential part of the product sheets, but also things like instruction videos, manuals and much more can be exchanged via GS1 GDSN.
The information around hazardous substances, SDS and DOP can also be exchanged via GS1 GDSN. This can be done both in the fields of the datamodel, and by sending the documents themselves.
Filling the brand and description of a product
In the GS1 data model Do-It-Yourself, Garden & Pet, there is a standard format for each text field and instructions for entering the correct data in My Product Manager.