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By using the Global GS1 System, retailers can improve merchandising and customer service with improved visibility and control of inventory at a local and global level.
GS1 BarCodes are the first component of the system adopted, primarily so retailers can scan trade items through the Point-of-Sale (POS). Some of the initial benefits retailers gained were the elimination of item price marking, the automatic real time identification of items sold thus real time sales figures and auto-triggers for replenishment to minimise risk of stock outs. This paper will present further benefits of GS1 BarCodes to Retailers; benefits that forge way beyond the POS application and present how retailers are using GS1 BarCodes in conjunction with other GS1 components, to achieve far reaching benefits.