Every supplier or retailer who wants to use GDSN has to apply for registration. The login credentials to grant a 30 days trial access for the test environment can be provided on request. During this period a user can find out how GDSN works without making any commitment. Suppliers already registered in GS1 system can also attend GDSN trainings for free and thus gain even more information.
Being given an access into the production environment requires to make an agreement. After signing the contract an invoice is sent to the user. He/she is also sent login credentials into the test environment, had they not been received them earlier.
Every new user must attend a training which covers topics such as how to work with data pool and basic information about related GS1 standards. If the supplier has already taken the training earlier, he/she does not have to do so again. After training, every user must enter 5 different item packaging hierarchies into the Test interface. GS1 Czech Republic will then check whether the basic requirements for entering the data into the data pool have been met. If this is satisfactory the user is given credentials to a production version of the data pool, where he/she can enter the rest of the products’ data and then publish them for the whole market or for particular retailers.
The annual fee for using the data pool starts at EUR 200 (excluding VAT).
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Tomáš Tlučhoř (firstname.lastname@example.org).