GS1 Australia says that the 2010/11 fee structure for membership and services is aligned with the annualised Consumer Price Index.
GS1 Australia delivers all products and services including the licensing of barcode numbers on a cost-recovery equitable basis and this is reflected in the new membership fee structure for the financial year 2010/11, says GS1 Australia General Manager – Customer Service, Peter Chambers.
He says that fees for membership and services for the financial year 2010/11 have only increased in line with the annualised Consumer Price Index (CPI).
Chambers adds that GS1 Australia continues to be committed to providing the necessary service levels and infrastructure to meet industry requirements in relation to supply chain efficiencies through the proper use of GS1 standards.
Chambers also urged members to save by using the direct debit option when paying for their membership subscription and GS1 Australia services.
Members will receive a 6 per cent discount on all invoices if they use the direct debit option. GS1 Australia debits the amount from their account 10 working days after an invoice is sent to them.
Auto-settling of membership fees through the direct debit option facilitates several efficiencies since the fees are paid on time.
A large percentage of members paid their fees on time in 2009/10, which meant that GS1 Australia could focus on offering the best services to members rather than following up overdue accounts.