Leverage the powerful data of GS1 to build a complete product category tree within your application.
Browse all components (Segment, Family, Class, Brick) of the published GPC schemas.
The GS1 Global Product Classification (GPC) is a system that gives both sides of trading partner relationship a common language for grouping products in the same way. It ensures that products are classified correctly and uniformly, everywhere in the world. The term “product” as used throughout this guide refers mainly to physical products; however GPC is expanding into services as well.
How it Works
GPC is a rules-based, four-tier classification system for grouping products. The four tiers are Segment, Family, Class, and Brick (with attributes and attribute values). A Brick identifies a category incorporating products (Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs)) that serve a common purpose, are of a similar form and material, and share the same set of category attributes.
GPC Foundation and Hierarchy. Source: Global Product Classification (GPC) - Development & Implementation Guide
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