The Missing Manufacturing ID/Vendor Number error is triggered to ensure that SPS Commerce has the correct GS1 Prefix for your organization. The GS1 Prefix aids in the transmission of data and the generation of shipping labels. 

How to Fix the Valid GS1 Prefix or Vendor Number Error

The valid GS1 prefix or vendor number error is triggered to ensure that SPS Commerce has the correct GS1 prefix for your organization. The GS1 prefix aids in the transmission of data and the generation of shipping labels. 

If you encounter this error, click “Update” to navigate to the preferences tab and select GS1 prefix:

Then, you will enter your GS1 prefix and save. 

Where Can I Find my GS1 Prefix?
If you are unsure of your organization's GS1 Prefix there are a variety of ways to locate it: 

• Navigate to GS1 US (https://www.gs1us.org/tools/gs1-company-database-gepir) to look up your organization's GS1 Prefix.

• Look at a UPC for an item. The GS1 Prefix can be found in the first six digits. 

• The GS1 Prefix can be found on barcode labels (highlighted in yellow below)

How to Set Up a Partner Specific Override

Partner overrides allow you to designate a company identifier, such as your vendor number, that can be used for a specific trading partner’s shipping label barcode sequence. 

Partner overrides are used as the prefix for just that partner in place of your default GS1 prefix. 

To set up an override, click “Add Partner Override.” 

Then, select the partner you will like to create an override for and enter the value into the GS1 or Vendor Number field. 

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