Union Professionnelle de la Carte Postale
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Nomenclature
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The product's Nomenclature definition :

It is a methodical list of the products, near the consumer's language. Its aims are:
to implement the stationary's references, and a language to that industry.
to create a homogeneous segmentation of the products distributed by the industry's actors.


Nomenclature's structure :

It is part of the "I.F.L.S. (Institut Français du Libre-Service)" Nomenclature, its use is planned in the index cards defined by GENCOD.
It has 3 levels :
The group with 3 numbers : exemple 687  Card
The subgroup with 2 numbers : exemple 687-30 greeting cards
The level with 2 numbers : exemple 687-30-31 fancy cards, not standard size (18x24), with texts about year end events.

For technical reasons, the I.F.L.S. matched to each subgroup and level code, a reference code of 4 numbers : this code is sequentialy attributed and dosn't have any direct signification. However, it is this code that appears in the GENCOD index cards.

The staff has decided to create a level only if it has an economic weight or a significative technical fonction. Of course, some elements of the industry have the possibility of creating sublevels for their need, but these sublevels will not be part of the Nomenclature. A level cannot be in two different places. The staff makes a choice that takes into account the final destroyeur's approach.


Stationary groups :

There are 10 groups :
680 Paper
681 Façonnés
682 Write and correct
683 Drawing and leisure activities
684 Filing
685 Desk and school equipement
686 Ink and toner, office automation and computing accessories
687 Card
688 Office automation and pieces of furniture
689 Computing


Nomenclature's use :

It is a tool to classify the products.
For building catalogues and merchandising
For a smart research of stationary products.
In order to look for suppliers able to supply some product groups.
For being a basis to professional training, and more precisely by making training videos.

In order to get it operational, each actor must refer to the Nomenclature to classify the products he sells. That's why makers are invited to include in their catalogues and price scales the classification of their products in the Nomenclature.
Nomenclature is also used for market researches. That's why the industry's actors must use it for passing on information in order to make the researches get more reliable and less expensive.
The professional fair's catalogues can use the Nomenclature to point out the offered products by each supplier.

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CARD GROUPS
Subgroup IFLS
687-10 LOCAL POST CARDS 231
687-20 REGIONAL POST CARDS
687-30 GREETING CARDS
687-40 COMMUNICATION CARDS
687-50 POSTERS 4250
687-60 GIFT WRAP 4253
687-65 FANCY STICKERS 4257
687-80 ALBUMS 4268


IFLS Levels
687-10-33 local postcards, not standard size (12x17), composed, winter
687-10-51 local postcards, not standard size (24x30), simple, winter
687-10-13 local postcards, standard size, composed, winter
687-10-31 local postcards, not standard size (12x17), simple, winter
687-10-21 local postcards, not standard size (10,5x21), simple, winter
687-10-22 local postcards, not standard size (10,5x21), composed, summer
687-10-23 local postcards, not standard size (10,5x21), composed, winter
687-10-41 local postcards, not standard size (15x21), simple, winter
687-10-11 local postcards, standard size, simple, winter
687-10-52 local postcards, not standard size (24x30), composed, summer
687-10-12 local postcards, standard size, composed, summer
687-10-50 local postcards, not standard size (24x30), simple, summer
687-10-30 local postcards, not standard size (12x17), simple summer
687-10-43 local postcards, not standard size (15x21), composed, winter
687-10-42 local postcards, not standard size (15x21), composed, summer
687-10-40 local postcards, not standard size (15x21), simple, summer
687-10-32 local postcards, not standard size (12x17), composed, summer
687-10-53 local postcards, not standard size (24x30), composed, winter
687-10-20 local postcards, not standard size (10,5x21), simple, summer
687-10-10 local postcards, standard size, simple, summer



Subgroup 687-20 - REGIONAL POST CARDS
IFLS Levels
687-20-51 luxury cards, size (15x21), winter
687-20-41 luxury cards, size (24x30), winter
687-20-40 luxury cards, size (24x30), summer
687-20-31 luxury cards, size (12x17), winter
687-20-30 luxury cards, size (12x17), summer
687-20-21 luxury cards, size (10,5x21), winter
687-20-20 luxury cards, size (10,5x21), summer
687-20-11 luxury cards, standard size (10x15), winter
687-20-10 luxury cards, standard size (10x15), summer
687-20-50 luxury cards, size (15x21), summer


IFLS Levels
687-30-22 fancy cards, not standard size (12x17) with permanent text
687-30-33 fancy cards, not standard size (18x24) without permanent text 
687-30-32 fancy cards, not standard size (18x24) with permanent text
687-30-31 fancy cards, not standard size (18x24) with texts about year end events
687-30-13 fancy cards, standard size (10x15) without permanent text 
687-30-23 fancy cards, not standard size (12x17) without permanent text 
687-30-10 fancy cards, standard size (10x15) with texts about spring events
687-30-21 fancy cards, not standard size (12x17) with texts about year end events
687-30-20 fancy cards, not standard size (12x17) with texts about spring events
687-30-12 fancy cards, standard size (10x15) with permanent text
687-30-11 fancy cards, standard size (10x15) with texts about year end events
687-30-30 fancy cards, not standard size (18x24)
with texts about spring events

Subgroup 687-40 - COMMUNICATION CARDS
IFLS Levels
687-40-19 little cards with text about Saint Catherine.
687-40-21 little cards with text about New Year  
687-40-10 little cards with text about Valentine's day 4246
687-40-11 little cards with text about Easter 4246
687-40-18 little cards with text about Saint Nicholas day
687-40-22 little cards with birthday permanent text
687-40-23 little cards with name day permanent text
687-40-24 little cards with permanent text about congratulations
687-40-25 little cards with permanent text about wedding congratulations
687-40-26 little cards with permanent text about birth congratulations
687-40-27 little cards with permanent text about communion congratulations
687-40-12 little cards with text about April fool's day
687-40-29 little cards without any text
687-40-13 little cards with text about labour day 4247
687-40-17 little cards with text about Grandfather's day
687-40-16 little cards with text about Father's day
687-40-15 little cards with text about Grandmother's day
687-40-20 little cards with text about Christmas
687-40-14 little cards with text about Mother's day
687-40-28 little cards with permanent text about
condolences

Subgroup 687-50 - POSTERS (4250)
IFLS Levels
687-50-34 teaching posters
687-50-10 photographic posters 4251
687-50-20 artistic posters 4252


IFLS Levels
687-60-30 gift wrap, year end event
687-60-40 curling ribbons, reels and reel holders (rolls, bows, stars, ...) 4255
687-60-50 fancy small bags 4256
687-60-10 gift wrap, permanent 4254
687-60-20 gift wrap, spring


IFLS Levels
687-65-14 theme stickers 4259
687-65-10 event stickers 4258
687-65-20 fancy stickers albums 4260


IFLS Levels
687-80-10 photo albums 4269
687-80-20 stamp albums and files 4270
687-80-40 photo frames 2345
687-80-50 different albums (visitor's book, diaries, cellar books...) 4271

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