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GS1 US Apparel & General Merchandise Workgroups  

The GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative Workgroups are made up of industry stakeholders, who collaboratively work together to develop standards-based guidelines, best practices, case studies, thought leadership and alignment on future opportunities for unlocking further value from the use of GS1 Standards. 

Workgroups provide the business, technical and functional expertise necessary to resolve targeted Industry issues and assist the GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise team in developing and creating the educational and implementation materials required to support the Initiative. 

Workgroups are also intimately involved in promoting the Initiative to the Industry, to maximize transparency and develop business cases to increase voluntary adoption and use of GS1 Standards by individual companies.

Become part of our targeted Workgroups. As a member you can get involved, foster broad collaboration, and make a difference, no matter what your area of focus or expertise. You can help explore solutions, create adoption plans, and foster broad collaboration for:

  1. Item Level RFID - Provide a forum for peer-to-peer outreach and implementation lesson sharing. Develop guidelines and best practices to support industry adoption of Electronic Product Code (EPC)-enabled Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. Ensure sustainability of investments, demonstrate the ongoing benefits of EPC-enabled RFID across business processes, and reinforce the responsible use of the technology.
  2. Omni-Channel Ready Merchandise - Identify the key “merchandising challenges” in preparing, packaging and shipping product for both in-store and e-commerce fulfillment. Develop enhanced guidelines for tagging (ticketing), bagging (polybags), hangers and item identification—prioritizing the areas of opportunity to establish industry best practices for successfully delivering an integrated omni-channel customer experience.
  3. Product Images & Data Attributes - Identify, develop, and document standardized methods to name, identify, manage, locate, and acquire images for the apparel and footwear industries. Create a consistent model for the definition and exchange of extended attributes needed for core back office business functions and omni-channel commerce.

Participate in the workgroups that are most important to your organization by visiting the GS1 US Community Room. Or join our growing membership; complete the online GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative Member application today. Or learn more about the Initiative.