Last Updated: October, 2021
This Product Description describes the functionality and usage requirements for Content Acceleration Managed Service (“CA”) for the Item Management Platform (“IM”) and is effective as of the date shown above. This Product Description forms part of the Contract to provide Client with CA. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the definitions assigned to them in the 1WorldSync General Terms and Conditions.
CA works in conjunction with 1WorldSync’s Item Management Platform. CA provides managed services and expert assistance to help Client acquire, aggregate, load, and maintain key elements of item data and content using IM, for items specifically destined for the US target market. Content accounted for in this managed service includes images, off-package content, and supply chain logistical data. See Appendix A for a detailed listing of the data and content covered by this service.
1WorldSync will perform the following services as part of CA after Client first purchases 1WorldSync’s Image Capture services:
1WorldSync will provide CA remotely. Client will make the required resource(s) available to the 1WorldSync team for the duration of the CA service period and will provide the necessary content assets and information to the 1WorldSync team in an accurate, complete and timely manner. Client shall be responsible for approval of all item data and content provided by 1WorldSync as a part of CA to ensure that it is accurate and complete prior to syndication with Client’s Trading Partners.
Other Product Subscriptions: Subscriptions with 1WorldSync to access IM are required for CA.
GS1 and GDSN Standards Adoption: In order to use CA, Client must have correctly adopted the applicable GS1 product identification and measurement standards. Client is strongly advised to review the applicable documentation from both GDSN Data Excellence, Inc. and Client’s data recipients on the preparation of Content to be published to them.
Data Entry: CA requires that Client send all item content assets including but not limited to product specification sheets, label information, awards, certifications, to 1WorldSync via email.
Image Capture: Client will need to purchase Image Capture services separately from 1WorldSync.
Ongoing Maintenance: The CA service allows Client access up to one (1) hour of ongoing maintenance during the applicable annual period for every ten (10) GTINs purchased by Client. The ongoing maintenance shall permit addition of or changes to attributes during the applicable annual period. Any additional ongoing maintenance shall be subject to a separate written arrangement with 1WorldSync.
This appendix details the specific elements of data and content that will be acquired, aggregated, and loaded into IM by the CA managed service.
1WorldSync’s Image Capture service (purchased separately) will capture the images most typically required to support both instore and online sales. The images captured include:
All images are delivered in .png format, with white backgrounds and manually drawn, vector based clipping path.
The CA managed service is intended to account for the most commonly used attributes to support brick-n-mortar and online merchandising. The table below describes the attributes captured and the layers of the packaging hierarchy to which they pertain.
|Target Market||The target market indicates the country where the trade item is available for sale. For this service, target market will default to US.|
|Product Type||Describes the hierarchical level of the trade item.|
|Information Provider GLN||Populate this field with the 13-digit GLN of the entity responsible for the validity of the item information entered into 1SYNC Item Management. The original manufacturer, importer, distributor, retailer, or designated agent.|
|Brand Owner GLN||The Global Location Number used to identify the organization that owns the brand. Use Gepir to look up GLN by UPC or GTIN.|
|Qty of Next Level Item(s)||The TOTAL number of next lower level trade items that this trade item contains. For example, if there were 12 Each items contained in a Case item, the Qty of Next Level Item(s) on the Case would be 12.|
|GS1 Trade Item ID Key Code||Alternative means to the Global Trade Item Number to identify a trade item.|
|GS1 Trade Item ID Key Value||A value for the alternative means to the Global Trade Item Number to identify a trade item.|
|Data Carrier Type Code||A code indicating the type of data carrier physically present on the trade item.|
|Consumer Unit Indicator||Yes indicates this packaging level is the trade item intended for ultimate consumption. For retail, this trade item will be scanned at point of sale. At retail, this data is commonly used to select which GTINs should be used for shelf planning and for front end POS databases.|
|Base Unit Indicator||Yes indicates this packaging level is the trade item that is at the lowest level in the item hierarchy.|
|Invoice Unit Indicator||Yes indicates this packaging level is the trade item included in the supplier’s billing or invoice.|
|Ordering Unit Indicator||Yes indicates that this trade item is the packaging level where the supplier will accept orders from retailer customers. This may be different from what the information provider identifies as a despatch unit.|
|Dispatch Unit Indicator||Yes indicates that this packaging level is the trade item identified as the shipping unit.|
|Variable Weight Trade Item||Yes indicates that an article is not a fixed weight, but that the weight is variable. Example: poultry, fresh fruit and bulk items.|
|Linear UoM||The unit of measure for all linear measurements.|
|Depth||The depth of the unit load, as measured according to the GS1 Package Measurement Rules, including the shipping platform unless it is excluded according to the Pallet Type Code chosen.|
|Height||The height of the unit load, as measured according to the GS1 Package Measurement Rules, including the shipping platform unless it is excluded according to the Pallet Type Code chosen.|
|Width||The width of the unit load, as measured according to the GS1 Package Measurement Rules, including the shipping platform unless it is excluded according to the Pallet Type Code chosen.|
|Gross Weight||Used to identify the gross weight of the trade item. The gross weight includes all packaging materials of the trade item. At pallet level the trade item, gross Weight includes the weight of the pallet itself.|
|Gross Weight UoM||The unit of measure for the “Gross Weight” attribute; required for all items.|
|Net Weight||Used to identify the net weight of the trade item. Net weight excludes any packaging materials and applies to all levels but consumer unit level|
|Net Weight UoM||Unit of measure associated with “Net Weight.”|
|Net Content||Only required for the consumer unit or the EACH. The amount of the trade item contained by a package, usually as claimed on the label. Example: Mineral Water 750ml – net content = 750 ML; 20 count pack of diapers, net content = 20 1N (Count); (GUI) or ‘true’ (Batch).|
|Net Content UoM||The unit of measure for the “Net Content” attribute.|
|Global Classification Code (GPC)||Code specifying a product category according to the GS1 Global Product Classification (GPC) standard.|
|Start Availability Date||The date from which the trade item becomes available from the supplier, including seasonal or temporary trade items and services.|
|Short Description / POS Desc. 1||A short textual description associated with the product. This description can be used on the cash register receipt. This is the first line of the description.|
|Functional Name||Describes use of the product or service by the consumer. Should help clarify the product classification associated with the GTIN. Allows for the representation of the same value in different languages but not for multiple values.|
|Platform Type Code||Indicates whether the described despatch unit is delivered on a pallet/platform and on which type of platform. If the despatch unit is delivered on a platform, the platform type must be given here. The range of the platform types/codes is listed in code sets.|
|Inner Pack Quantity||Indicates the number of non-GTIN assigned inner-packs of next lower level trade items within the current GTIN level.|
|Num of Items in a Complete Layer/GTIN Pallet Ti||Indicates the number of trade items in a layer.|
|Num of Complete Layers Cont in Item/GTIN Pallet Hi||The number of layers that a pallet contains. Only used if pallet has no GTIN. In this case it applies to the highest level of the item hierarchy and only 1 pallet configuration can be provided. It is highly recommended to use GTIN for pallet identification.|
|Alternate Item Identification Id||A trade item identifier, usually associated with a specific business need, that is in addition to the GTIN, for example, a buyer’s or seller’s item number.|
|Alternate Item Identification Maintenance Agency||A trade item identifier, usually associated with a specific business need, that is in addition to the GTIN, for example, a buyer’s or seller’s item number.|
|Trade Channel||Description of base unit or a packaging item’s intended trade channel.|
|Available Time||The time that a specific contact for a Trade Item is available for contact.|
|Contact Type||The general category of the contact party for a trade item.|
|Contact Info GLN||The Global Location Number (GLN) is a structured Identification of a physical location, legal or functional entity within an enterprise. The GLN is the primary party identifier.|
|Channel Code||Means used to communicate with another party.|
|Communication Channel Name||The name of a specific communication channel.|
|Channel Number||Number assigned to a specific means of communication.|
|Communication Channel Target Market||The code that identifies the target market. The target market is at country level or higher geographical definition and is where a trade-item is intended to be sold.|
|Communication Channel Target Market Subdivision Code||The Code for country sub-division definition used to indicate the geo- political subdivision of the target market (=country ).|
|Volume||The dimensions of an imaginary cube which can be drawn around the trade item as defined in the formula of H X W X D. This only applies to In-box dimensions. Level of Hierarchy applied to- All.|
|Volume UoM||The unit of measure for the volume of the trade item. Required if
“Volume” is populated.
|Individual Unit Min||Minimum size of the individual unit inside the lowest level of packaging.|
|Individual Unit Min UoM||Unit of measure associated with “Individual Unit Min.”|
|Individual Unit Max||Maximum size of the individual unit inside the lowest level of packaging.|
|Individual Unit Max UoM||Unit of measure associated with “Individual Unit Max.”|
|Effective Date||Date on which the master data version becomes (or became) valid.|
|Product Description||An understandable and useable description of a trade item using brand and other descriptors. Allows for the representation of the same value in different languages but not for multiple values.|
|Shipping Container Quantity Description||The quantity of the contents of the shipping container as described on the outside of the shipping container, for example 100 .5 oz envelopes|
|Packaging Marked Returnable||Indicates whether the packaging has markings to indicate returnable packaging (for example, a refund of aluminium cans returned to the point of purchase). Select Yes if the package markings indicate the packaging can be returned.|
|Has Batch Number||Indication whether the base trade item is batch or lot number requested by law, not batch or lot number requested by law but batch or lot number allocated, or not batch or lot number allocated.|
|Product Marked Recyclable||Trade item has a recyclable indication marked on it. This may be a symbol from one of many regional agencies.|
|Number of Items/Pallet||The number of trade items contained in a pallet. Only used if the pallet has no GTIN. It indicates the number of trade items placed on a pallet according to supplier or retailer preferences.|
|Quantity of Next Level GTIN within Inner Pack||Indicates the number of next lower level trade items contained within the non-GTIN assigned innerpack.|
|Temperature Condition Type Code||The condition of the product sold to the end consumer for example thawed or frozen.|
|Minimum Temperature UoM||Code qualifying the type of a temperature requirement for example
|Minimum Temperature UoM||The minimum temperature that a trade item can be held below defined by the manufacturer without affecting product safety or quality.|
|Minimum Temperature UoM||Unit of measure for “Minimum Temperature”; dependent if “Minimum Temperature” is populated.|
|Maximum Temperature||The maximum temperature that a trade item can be held below defined by the manufacturer without affecting product safety or quality.|
|Maximum Temperature UoM||Unit of measure for “Maximum Temperature”; dependent if “Maximum Temperature” is populated.|
|Handling Instruction Code||Defines the information and processes needed to safely handle the trade item.|
|Min Product Lifespan from Production||The period of day, guaranteed by the manufacturer, before the expiration date of the product, based on the production.|
|Right of Return for Non-Sold Trade Item||Indicates that the buyer can return the articles that are not sold. Used, for example; with magazines and bread. This is a true/false (Boolean) where true equals right of return. This is at least relevant to General Merchandise, Publishing industries and for some FMCG trade item.|
|Order Sizing Factor||A trade item specification other than gross, net weight,or cubic feet for a line trade item or a transaction, used for order sizing and pricing purposes.|
|Order Sizing Factor UoM||Unit of measure for “Order Sizing Factor.”|
|Marketing Message||Marketing message associated to the Trade item.|
|Consumer Storage Instructions||Expresses in text the consumer storage instructions of a product which are normally held on the label or accompanying the product.|
|Consumer Usage Instructions||Expresses in text the consumer usage instructions of a product which are
normally held on the label or accompanying the product. This information may or
may not be labeled on the pack. Instructions may refer to a the how the consumer
is to use the product, This does not include storage, food preparations, and
drug dosage and preparation
|Allergen Specification Agency||Agency that controls the allergen definition.|
|Allergen Specification Name||Free text field containing the name and version of the regulation or standard that contains the definition of the allergen.|
|Allergen Type Code||Code indicating the type of allergen.|
|Level Of Containment||Code indicating the level of presence of the allergen.|
|Diet Type Description||Free text for indication of diet not stated in the list of diets.|
|Diet Type Code||Code indicating the diet for, which the product is suitable.|
|Diet Type Subcode||Indicates a set of agreements or a certificate name that guarantees the product is permitted in a particular diet.|
|Certification Agency||Name of the organization issuing the certification standard or
requirement being met. Free text field. Example: European Union.
|Certification Value||The product’s certification standard Value. Example: 4.|
|Ingredient Statement||Information on the constituent ingredient make up of the product specified as one string.|
|Ingredient Name||Text field indicating one ingredient or ingredient group (according to
regulations of the target market). Ingredients include any
(colourings, preservatives, e-numbers, etc) that are encompassed.
|Ingredient Sequence||Integer (1, 2, 3…) indicating the ingredient order by content percentage of the product. (major ingredient = 1, second ingredient = 2) etc.|
|Ingredient Country of Origin||The country code (codes) indicating the country of origin of the ingredient.|
|Preparation State||Code specifying whether the nutrient information applies to the prepared or unprepared state of the product.|
|Nutrient Basis Quantity Type Code||The type of quantity contained for example measurement, serving size, or container.|
|Nutrient Basis Quantity||The basis amount that a nutrient is measured against when it is not serving size.|
|Nutrient Basis Quantity UoM||The unit of measure for the “Nutrient Basis Quantity” attribute.|
|Serving Size||Measurement Value specifying the serving size in which the information per nutrient has been stated. Example: Per 100 grams.|
|Serving Size UoM||The unit of measure for the “Serving Size” attribute.|
|Serving Size Description||A free text field specifying the serving size for which the nutrient information has been stated. For example: per 1/3 cup (42 g).|
|Nutrient Type Code||Code from the list of the INFOODS food component tagnames (http://www.fao.org/infoods/infoods/standards-guidelines/food-
component-identifiers-tagnames/en/) identifying nutrients contained in the product.
|Percentage Of Daily Value Intake||The percentage of the recommended daily intake of a nutrient as recommended by authorities of the target market. Is expressed relative to the serving size and base daily value intake.|
|Measurement Precision||Code indicating whether the specified nutrient content is exact or approximate.|
|Nutrient Quantity Contained||Measurement value of the physicochemical characteristic.|
|Nutrient Quantity Contained UoM||The unit of measure for the “Nutrient Quantity Contained” attribute.|
|Number Of Servings Per Package||The total number of servings contained in the package.|
|Preparation Instructions||Textual instruction on how to prepare the product before serving.|
|Preparation Type||A code specifying the technique used to make the product ready for consumption. For example: baking, boiling.|
|Serving Suggestion||Free text field for serving suggestion.|
|Country of Origin||The country code (codes) in which the goods have been produced or manufactured,
according to criteria established for the purposes of application of the value
may or may not be presented on the trade item
|Does Trade Item Carry USDA Child Nutrition Label?||An indication that the trade item carries a USDA approved Child Nutrition Label.
The USDA Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling Program provides food manufacturers the
option to include a standardized food crediting statement on their product
label. Labels must be approved by USDA, FNS prior to use and manufacturers must
have quality control procedures and inspection oversight that meet the FNS
Products produced in accordance with the CN Labeling Program are
generally purchased by foodservice providers for FNS meal programs. http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/cnlabeling/default.htm