Global Trade Item Number
/ˈgloʊbəl treɪd ˈaɪtəm ˈnʌmbər/
A fourteen digit identification used for traded items.
The Global Trade Item Number (GTIN), was created by the Global Standards One to help improve business communication. Businesses, such as retailers, most likely will have to update their original database structures in order to adapt GTIN. The data string must then be processed and stored in the new database, thus making the point of sale faster and easier to retrieve product information for the end user.
Global Standards One (GS1), Point of Sale (POS)