GS1 Malaysia Member Product Data Collection

GS1 Malaysia Member Product Databank
Every new applicant to GS1 Malaysia membership is recommended to submit their product listing together with their application form. This allows them to participate in the newly launched GS1 Malaysia Member Product Databank.

What are the benefits of participation in this databank?

  • You will have a backup repository of product information which you may access whenever you need to
    • Eg. 1: Record of products kept internally goes missing or lost to natural occurrences such as fire or flood
    • Eg. 2: New person takes charge of barcoding portfolio and is unable to locate previously kept records
  • Each product listed will be assigned its own barcode number which is in line with GS1 standards and guidelines
    • Eg.: New members who are unsure of the way to format or assign the numbers may end up with a whole batch of misprinted labels with the wrong number formulation that cannot be scanned
  • The GS1M Member Product Databank will serve as a trusted source of product information that retailers will refer to in order to check the validity of members’ product barcodes
    • Eg.: A product barcode that is found in the databank will inform the retailers that this product is using a valid GS1 barcode
  • The GS1M Member Product Databank will also serve as a platform to engage non-conventional retail channels such as e-commerce websites and international buyers
    • Eg.: Having your product information listed on the databank will increase its visibility and reach to potential trading partners
  • The GS1M Member Product Databank can be accessed as a trusted source of information for marketing tools and engagement with mobile and omni-channel tools
    • Eg.: Mobile apps developed for consumer engagement
  • Ensures that the numbers allocated to products are accurately traceable and verifiable by customs and government agencies, especially for international trade
    • Eg.: Exporters to China must now provide a valid, up-to-date listing of their products for customs clearance and declaration through their local GS1 MOs.

What do I need to do to participate in the Member Product Databank?

  • If you are an existing GS1 member subscriber, you may submit your product listing using the methods below.
  • New members will receive a blank product listing template to fill in and submit. If there are no products yet, members are asked to provide them in the future.

How do I submit my product listing?