GS1 Malaysia Services


Product Search Portal & Retailers Dashboard


Product Search Portal & Retailers Dashboard

Optimizing Online/Offline Retailers' Assortment through Brand Awareness/Product Visibility

The Product Search Portal has a secured section called the Retailer Dashboard. Retailers who have access are able to search for products in a much greater detail, and allows for a more precise business to business matching.

Retailers can also search based on the Global Product Classification (GPC) code, GTIN, Company Name, Product and Brand.

Consumers will only be able to search using the GTIN and the company's name.

Member Product Databank
& Mobile App

GS1 Malaysia Member Product Databank

Enable Authentication of Product Information and Ownership

Avoid costly mistakes and protect your brand equity by ensuring a trusted source of product information for consumers and trading partners.

Ensure that your brand is compliant with current retailer requirements by listing all your products with the GS1 Malaysia Member Product Databank today.


GS1 Malaysia Databank Mobile App

Providing Trusted and Genuine Product Information

The mobile app leverages on the GS1 Malaysia Member Product Databank to provide trusted and genuine product information to consumers and trading partners.

Download the mobile app by scanning the QR code on the right and updating us if there are any inaccuracies with your product data.

Briefings and

GS1 Malaysia Briefings and Trainings

For over 20 years, GS1 Malaysia has provided training for companies of all sizes and from various industries. The types of training available ranges from basic industry awareness briefings to in-depth, technical subject matter trainings to in-house, customised courses.

Irrespective of the industry your company is in, the size of your company or your current understanding of the GS1 standards and keys – our training will give you the knowledge you need to address your business challenges and tap into greater opportunities.

Barcode Inspection Services

GS1 Malaysia Verification Services

Ensure Your Barcodes Scan First Time, Every Time

Having a scannable barcode is crucial to your business. Verification of product barcodes facilitates cross border trade as it is often an important import/export requirement.

Negative consequences of unscannable barcodes:

  • Rejection of product by retailer
  • Delays caused by multiple scans


GS1 Malaysia Consultancy Services

Cost-Effective and Customisable to Get the Best Value out of your GS1 Membership

Being a GS1 member means so much more than just having a set of barcodes for retail. Explore the full range of possibilities, from improved inventory management to efficient, interoperable systems by contacting us today.

GTIN Filling in China & Vietnam


GTIN Filling in China & Vietnam

The China and Vietnam governments have new regulation with regard to GS1 bar codes not issued by their respective GS1 member organisation, on products that are made and sold in their respective countries.

GS1 Malaysia provides free service to help active GS1 Malaysia members comply with this regulation. Please ensure your membership is valid in order to enjoy this free service.

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Serial Shipping Container Code

Thousands of goods are traded daily. These goods are transported via a number of transportation modes either through land, sea or air. They are packed in multitudes of packaging configurations and are referred to as a logistic unit. A logistic unit can be a single item, carton, pallet or container and is made up of the composition of a standard or homogeneous combination of inner packs or units.

At various points in the supply chain, every party would require some information to receive, track, sort, store or pick the goods. Therefore, the physical flow of the logistic unit must always be accompanied by its supporting documents that carry information pertaining to the logistics units.  In a more sophisticated distribution system, whereby business information is communicated electronically, a link is required to associate between the physical flow and the information pertaining to the logistic unit. With companies handling thousands of shipments from multiple suppliers or for multiple consumers, an efficient and speedy system is required to control the transportation and be able to retrieve information of the goods being transported. To enable this, a system of identification is required which would uniquely identify the logistic unit in a format readable by machine for automated processes to track and trace its physical flow. What is most important is that the system of identification should follow a standard such that it can be used and understood by every party along the supply chain.

To fulfil this requirement, the GS1 System provides for the identification of the logistic unit. The identification code, referred to as the Serial Shipping Container Codes (SSCC), is a non-significant 18-digit number that purely identifies the logistic unit. SSCC can be used by all parties in the transport and distribution chain to extract all the relevant information held about the logistic unit.

The numbering structure of the SSCC consists of the extension digit, GS1 company prefix, item reference and a check digit.



Extension Digit - Any digit between 0 to 9 assigned by the company that identifies the logistic unit. It is used to increase the capacity of the SSCC

GS1 Company Prefix - Assigned by the member organisation to the company. It identifies a company uniquely worldwide

Item Reference - This is a serial number that uniquely identifies a logistic unit. This serial number would be an addition of the Extension and GS1 Company Prefix to complete the 17-digit number (excluding the check digit).

Check Digit - It is the last digit calculated with a formula from the 17 preceding digits. The check digit is to ensure the bar code has been correctly scanned or the number has been correctly composed.


SSCC identifies a logistic unit for the lifetime of that unit. For automated capture of the logistic unit identification into a computerised system, it is represented in GS1-128 barcode symbol.



The application of SSCC by different parties in the transport and distribution chain:


  • Internal tracking of cases and pallets
  • Key to look-up for
    • Identification of the products contained in the unit
    • Quantity contained
    • Batch information
    • Dates
  • Automated storage and retrieval at warehouse



  • Internal control and distribution system
  • Tracing facility
  • Key to specific transport information



  • Provides link between the goods and information received
  • Check of the delivery
  • Automatic update of inventories


Among the many benefits of SSCC

  1. When SSCC is employed with EDI application it can facilitate various logistical functions such as :

    • Serial identification of containers

    • Tracking and tracing of individual containers

    • Efficient shipment routing by carrier

    • Accurate receipt information for inventory system

    • Efficient receiving and distribution process through automation

  2. SSCC can optimise the flow of goods because:

    • It is a common tracking and tracing tool.

    • It can ensure efficient space management in warehouses.

    • It can improve the inventory management.

  3. SSCC can optimise the flow of information because:

    • It provides immediate availability of logistics information.

    • It provides a link between the business information to the goods.

    • It provides a common solution for all partners world-wide.

    • It is represented in a bar code form, an effective means of capturing information.

  4. SSCC can minimise administrative and accounting operations through:

    • Automated administration and account processes can be automated.

    • Facilitation of payment between logistics provider and customer.

    • A single data entry system thus avoids multiple manual key-in of data into the computer system.

    • Minimised errors.