Product images: specifications and management
In GS1 Data Source you also share product images, these are becoming increasingly important for other data recipients: for their online store and apps, but also for internal processes such as store presentations.
Sector agreements on new and existing product images
For some time now, it has been mandatory to enter at least one product image according to the specifications into GS1 Data Source for each consumer unit (with the exception of private label items).
New product images
The specifications for exchanging product images were renewed at the end of 2020 and brought into line with the international specifications. As of January 1, 2021, every new product image must comply with the latest specifications. An exception is made for products that will be discontinued before September 1, 2021. Of these, adding product images is not mandatory, but we do recommend it.
Existing product images
You have longer time to change existing images. You should change these before January 1, 2023, according to the new specifications. Unless they are discontinued before 1 September 2023, then changes are not necessary.