How does Unimarket categorize products and services?
Unimarket has adopted the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC) for categorizing products and services in supplier catalogs and RFX tenders/bids.
Why does Unimarket use UNSPSC codes for categorizing products and services?
The use of a common global standard ensures a greater level of commonality between both suppliers and buying organizations meaning category mapping is minimized. A common standard across Unimarket also provides are powerful tool for category analysis both within and across organizations.
How do I search for UNSPSC Codes?
The UNSPSC code list can be searched below:
Please note this is often also referred to as Commodity Categorization.
Which versions of the UNSPSC codeset is supported?
The following UNSPSC codeset is supported:
UNSPSC is a hierarchical classification having four levels. Each level contains a two character numerical value and a description. UNSPSC can be further extended by adding ninth and tenth digit after commodity to indicate the business relationship to the supplier.
In the this example UNSPSC code 44121704 identifies the category “Ball point pens”.