As digital product passports continue to gain traction in the business world, there's a growing need for a standardized system to ensure their widespread adoption and effectiveness. GS1, a global organization that develops and maintains supply chain standards, provides a powerful solution. In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of GS1 standards, why brands should care, and how Tappr supports these standards to unlock the full potential of digital product passports.
It all comes down to interoperability and preventing brands from vendor lockins.
GS1 standards enable seamless communication and data sharing between various systems and players in the ecosystem. By adhering to these standards, brands can improve their operations, reduce errors, and streamline processes, increasing efficiency and cost savings.
Below are some examples of essential ecosystem partners that benefit from the interoperability of GS1 standards:
By adopting GS1 standards, the entire ecosystem can communicate more effectively, leading to increased efficiency, reduced errors, and improved sustainability. The widespread adoption of GS1 standards will be essential in creating a more interconnected and streamlined global supply chain, ultimately benefiting all stakeholders involved.
The discomfort of vendor lock-in - not with Tappr
When you work with a Digital Product Passport provider that does not support GS1, be prepared for a massive vendor lock-in. Switching from a DPP provider will become very costly and even impossible. It could mean you’re locked into a vendor throughout the entire lifecycle of any products you have integrated the particular vendor’s DPPs into.
The essential element to ensure you’re not vendor-locked in requires brands to own the domain name that the QR codes connect with
We prevent our clients from having a vendor lock-in. It creates a healthy relationship between us, DPP providers, and clients.
At Tappr, we enable you to use your own domain name and keep complete control over the lifecycle of the QR codes. An example is domain is qr.yourbrand.com or passport.yourbrand.com.
Tappr believes the choice is always the better option. You shouldn’t stick with us because we are your first DPP vendor. You want to stick with us because we consistently deliver the most advanced and successful platform. This freedom of choice keeps us, a digital product passport platform, sharp in developing solutions and retaining clients.
GS1 standards are crucial in successfully implementing and adopting digital product passports. By embracing these standards, brands can enhance their supply chain efficiency, increase transparency and traceability, and meet regulatory requirements. Tappr's support for GS1 standards ensures businesses can seamlessly integrate digital product passports into their operations and unlock their full potential. As brands increasingly adopt digital product passports, integrating GS1 standards will be paramount in shaping a more sustainable, transparent, and efficient global supply chain.