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Global standards. Trusted Data. One powerful language of business.

Unlock business and supply chain efficiencies with GS1 Canada's suite of data management services. From item listing to product recall, make sure your business relies on accurate, GS1 standards–based product and location data. See why nearly 2 million organizations worldwide rely on the GS1 System of standards to drive results.

Company Prefix Licensing — Make sure your business stands out!  Uniquely identify your organization and its products with a valid GS1 Company Prefix Licence, the key to unlocking the GS1 System of standards.  Meet industry bar code requirements for trading your products in Canada and around the world. GS1 Canada is the only authorized source for globally-unique GS1 Company Prefix Licences in Canada.


GS1 Canada GDSN — Get in sync with your trading partners using the GS1 Canada GDSN data pool service.  Electronically share GS1 standards-based product data with your trading partners anywhere in the world – a process known as data synchronization – and make sure that any changes you make to this data are automatically sent to all organizations that do business with you.


ECCnet Registry — Streamline product data management through a centralized industry service with ECCnet Registry, Canada’s national product registry.  Exchange GS1 standards-based product data with your trading partners across multiple sectors through this central access point, and leverage this data in a host of value-added tools and services that take complexity and cost out of the system, support integration of this data into your business processes, and improve trading partner collaboration.  ECCnet Value-Added Services include:

  • ECCnet Sustainability Services – Based on the requirements of industry identified through the GS1 Canada Stewardship Initiative, GS1 Canada offers ECCnet Sustainability Services: tools and processes that enable the identification, capture and sharing of standardized product packaging data in alignment with trading partner reporting requirements. In particular, GS1 Canada has expanded ECCnet Registry, Canada's national product registry, to enable organizations to load packaging data for Private Label products for access by retailers or trading partners.
  • ECCnet Phase 2 – eCommerce. Drive online sales by ensuring that your products have been professionally photographed and had their on–pack data captured – ready to be featured in online stores and eCommerce platforms. This service enables you to promote your products online, reduce brand risk and protect consumer safety.
  • GS1 Canada Images – Maximize the selling potential of your products through GS1 Canada Images - your central source for sharing accurate, standardized product images and nutritional and dimension data with trading partners.
  • GS1 Canada Product Recall – Get Recall Ready with the GS1 Canada Product Recall service.  GS1 Canada Product Recall is a centralized industry service for organizations to share real-time, standards-based product recall and withdrawal notifications with their trading partners, helping to ensure the removal of potentially harmful products from store shelves quickly and thoroughly.
  • Item Centre – Through the success of ECCnet Registry, GS1 Canada identified an opportunity to further enhance its services, and developed Item Centre, a community-based, industry web portal hosted by GS1 Canada. Enabling vendor and retailer collaboration, Item Centre allows users to list all of their product data (community, private and proprietary) and process it in a single, workflow–based solution – removing all paper from the listing process.


ECCnet Locations — Get your products and direct mail to the right place at the right time with ECCnet Locations, a central, online, searchable database of accurate party and location information – including Global Location Numbers (GLNs) and GLN-related details (e.g. street address, city/town, province, postal code, etc.) – for Ship To and Bill To transactions.


ECCnet Item Certification — Manage your brand by using ECCnet Item Certification, an online, centralized industry solution for sharing brand-validated, perpetually-cleansed, item level nutrition information and images with trading partners. This service enables brand owners to review and certify product information accuracy in critical areas such as ingredients, allergens and certifications (organic, Kosher, Halal), protecting brand integrity, and ensuring consumer trust.