GS1 is pleased the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) has designated the GS1 Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) to uniquely identify parcels and enable interoperability between all parties in the parcel delivery network. The GS1 SSCC is a natural choice since many companies already use it and other GS1 standards in their businesses.
This achievement is the result of a collaborative effort by representatives from postal organisations, online retailers, couriers, express and parcel service providers. It is part of the European Commission's strategy, ''Digital Single Market: Bringing down barriers to unlock online opportunities.''
All handlers of the parcel will be able to use the SSCC to more easily track the parcel's journey from sender to consumer and, if needed, back to the sender for a consumer's return.
''The CEN parcel label and SSCC introduces exciting possibilities for online retailers that want to offer consumers an exceptional delivery experience, and at less cost,'' said Miguel Lopera, President and CEO of GS1.
For more information, read the full press release here.