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About GS1

We create standard ways for organisations to identify, capture and share information about products, locations, assets and more. These global standards increase efficiency and cut costs making it easier to for you to do business.

What We Do

Now more than ever, stakeholders and consumers desire and demand extensive, high-quality product data. They expect more information from brands to help them decide whether to engage with them or their competitors. GS1 Namibia empowers digital evolutions by enabling businesses across industries in Namibia and over 115 countries to create online versions of inventory that is as persuasive as experiencing physical products in person, allowing for global and local partnerships to be formed.

GS1 Namibia exclusively issues unique barcodes (GTINS) to products, while overseeing the process for local retailers to be listed on the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN), which is an enriched data platform powered by Trusted Source, thereby connecting brands with buyers and people with products. Businesses, consumers, patients, partners, and regulators benefit from increased transparency and a seamless product experience that gives tangibility and traceability to the digital world of product data, ensuring each brand around the world in every industry speaks the same language, in a manner that is localised and interconnected.

Our Benefits

Businesses of every size need unique identifiers like barcodes such as a GTIN, a GLNS, an SSCC and more, so as to identify and sell their products in stores or online correctly. The power of organised data captured and shared through GS1 helps solve complex challenges on both global and local scales.

Increase the speed of global & local operation

Reduce cost, errors and waste both online & off.

Protect all stakeholders from supplier to end-user

Optimise access to reliable product data

Simplify the sourcing & selling of products.

Improve experiences with data across industries.

Our Global Network

GS1 is a neutral, global network that brings industries, government, academia, regulators and associations together with collaborative platforms to develop solution-based standards that address the challenges of modern data exchange for each unique business sector.

GS1 has local member organisations in 115 countries, working directly with over two million companies to ensure a common language of business worldwide and across every industry from retail to healthcare, while assisting over six billion transactions daily.

Who We Work With

GS1 Namibia is proud to be in collaboration with numerous businesses ranging from small local brands to major international organisations, all of which benefit from our global integrations and exclusive partnerships with other GS1 verified members.

We also work alongside institutions dedicated to the growth of Namibian SMEs, supporting initiatives that empower local businesses and secure markets for proudly Namibian products.

We also collaborate with institutions that are focused on the development of Namibia SMEs, in support of efforts that build businesses and obtain markets for proudly local products.