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ECCnet New Item Setup

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No matter where you are in the supply chain or what size your business is, our New Item Setup solution streamlines the product listing process while ensuring your data meets Canadian trading partner and regulatory requirements.

With the tools you need to seamlessly load, store, share and access the most accurate, bilingual product data, products are listed and brought to market quickly and successfully through our efficient one-to-many process.

Flexible content loading options make it easy to manage your data while robust data excellence tools ensure your product information is accurate, complete and perpetually updated.


Our New Item Setup solution draws on industry expertise and the power of standards to help our subscribers overcome common product listing issues:

  • Manual processes and paperwork can result in mistakes, with inaccurate and inconsistent information being provided to trading partners
  • Lack of a one-to-many process results in the same work being repeated multiple times, leading to costly inefficiencies and the potential outlay of additional resources
  • Lack of clarity between data providers and data recipients about trading partner needs and regulatory requirements, which can result in miscommunication and errors
  • A slow listing processes may result in late or missed listings
  • Proprietary and disconnected systems that are not interoperable require additional costs to maintain
  • Keeping track of various trading partner and regulatory requirements can be confusing and result in incomplete or incorrect information being shared

Our New Item Setup solution draws on industry expertise and the power of standards to help our subscribers overcome common product listing issues:

  • Manual processes and content errors lead to significant inventory issues, including overstocks, out-of-stocks and shrinkage
  • Access to complete, accurate, bilingual product data is not always available when needed, and often requires waiting for brand owners to respond to one-on-one data requests
  • Content is inconsistent and non-standardized, making it difficult to extract what is required
  • Existing manual, repetitive processes require significant resources, and additional costly resources may be required to meet timelines and demands
  • Dealing one-on-one with all manufacturers, with numerous phone calls, emails and follow-ups can be time consuming and frustrating, and result in late or missed listings
  • Proprietary and disconnected systems are not interoperable and require additional costs to maintain

GS1 Canada is directed by industry to solve non-competitive, non-proprietary business process issues. Our ECCnet New Item Setup solution enables businesses of all scale across multiple sectors to engage in the following business processes.

Primary Business Process:

  • New Product Listing

Secondary Business Processes:

  • Case Costing
  • Consignment Management
  • Health and Wellness Program Planning
  • Internal and Governmental Reporting
  • Inventory Management
  • Item File Maintenance and Data Cleansing
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Order-to-Cash
  • Point of Sale
  • Procure-to-Pay
  • Product Recall
  • Product Sourcing
  • Sales Analysis
  • Spend Analytics
  • Vendor Scorecards

Data Excellence

  • Our commitment to data excellence ensures bilingual product data is perpetually cleansed and updated, increasing accuracy and building trust between trading partners. Processes such as brand owner certification, system validations, real-time updates and GTIN discrepancy reporting enable everyone along the supply chain to access the reliable data they need to fuel their business processes.

One-to-Many

  • Our one-to-many approach ensures product data is loaded once, then efficiently shared with all of your selected trading partners from one place, at the same time, across multiple sectors. This removes the need to re-enter information for each new trading partner or every time your product information needs updating. This removes the need to access multiple proprietary trading partner portals individually, saving significant time and resources.

ECCnet Registry

  • With bilingual product information for over 600,000 products, our ECCnet Registry is Canada’s largest global standards-based product registry, created specifically to meet the needs of Canadian industry. There are over 200,000 brand owner driven content updates every year, enabling GS1 Canada to consistently deliver the highest level of data excellence for all subscribers.

Trusted Canadian Industry Expertise

  • Have confidence in GS1 Canada’s industry knowledge and expertise gained over 40 years of delivering global standards-based solutions built by industry, for industry. No matter how big or small your business, we know what you need to do to meet major trading partner and regulatory requirements for listing your products in Canada. Our bilingual ECCnet New Item Setup solution includes mandatory attributes specifically requested by Canadian industry, removing any confusion or doubt about the required data.

Critical Mass Adoption

  • Industry protocols ensure adoption of one centralized, non-proprietary industry solution to a common non-competitive business process issue. When one standardized way of working is adopted across the entire supply chain, all trading partners experience simplified business processes, increased efficiency, decreased costs, increased quality and a greater ease of doing business.

Standardized Content

  • Ensure brand consistency and quality by sharing one set of standardized and certified product data with multiple trading partners. Standardized content also ensures interoperability across systems, as well as visibility and traceability throughout the entire supply chain.

Increased Accuracy and Operational Efficiency

  • Manual order taking and inventory management can be inaccurate and lead to costly errors. With our ECCnet New Item Setup solution, you can accurately track orders, inventory and manufacturing requirements, reducing the possibility of overstocks, out-of-stocks and shrinkage. You can also increase speed-to-market, save significant resources and improve consistency across all trading partners by replacing manual, repetitive processes and paperwork with one centralized electronic industry solution.

Data Excellence

  • Our commitment to data excellence ensures bilingual product data is perpetually cleansed and updated, increasing accuracy and building trust between trading partners. Processes such as brand owner certification, system validations, real-time updates and GTIN discrepancy reporting enable everyone along the supply chain to access the reliable data they need to fuel their business processes.

ECCnet Registry

  • With bilingual product information for over 600,000 products, our ECCnet Registry is Canada’s largest global standards-based product registry, created specifically to meet the needs of Canadian industry. There are over 200,000 content updates every year, enabling GS1 Canada to consistently deliver the highest level of data excellence for all subscribers.

Access All Content in One Place

  • There’s no need to chase after brand owners for the data you need. Simply subscribe to the trading partners and products you require to gain 24/7 access to all the content your suppliers have published to you. Our bilingual ECCnet New Item Setup solution includes mandatory attributes specifically requested by Canadian industry and adheres to all trading partner and regulatory requirements.

Industry Directed

  • New Item Setup was developed at the direction of, and in collaboration with, our boards, advisory councils and work groups. These groups are composed of business leaders and experts representing trading partners of all sizes within industry.

Trusted Canadian Industry Expertise

  • Have confidence in GS1 Canada’s industry knowledge and expertise gained over 40 years of delivering global standards-based solutions. Our solution is directed by industry and based on industry needs. We know what content you require from your trading partners to buy, use and sell their products in Canada.

Critical Mass Adoption

  • Industry protocols ensure adoption of one centralized, non-proprietary industry solution to a common non-competitive business process issue. When one standardized way of working is adopted across the entire supply chain, all trading partners experience simplified business processes, increased efficiency, decreased costs, increased quality and a greater ease of doing business.

Standardized Content

  • Ensure consistency and quality through standardized content from all trading partners, enabling interoperability across systems, as well as visibility and traceability throughout the entire supply chain.

Increased Accuracy

  • Manual order taking and inventory management can be inaccurate and lead to costly errors. With our ECCnet New Item Setup tools, data recipients can accurately track orders, inventory and manufacturing requirements, reducing the possibility of overstocks, out-of-stocks and shrinkage.

Increased Operational Efficiency

  • Improve speed-to-market, save significant resources and increase consistency by replacing manual, repetitive processes and paperwork with one centralized, non-proprietary industry solution.

The ECCnet New Item Setup Product Listing Process

Data Excellence

New Item Setup offers a range of attributes specific to your sector:

  • Foodservice – 419 attributes
  • General Merchandise and Hardlines – 93 attributes
  • Grocery – 468 attributes
  • Healthcare – 46 attributes
  • Pharmacy – 156 attributes

ECCnet New Item Setup supports the following product categories:

  • Apparel
  • Arts
  • Automotive
  • Bakery
  • Beverages
  • Chilled
  • Computers
  • Confectionery
  • Cosmetics
  • Electronic
  • Food
  • Frozen
  • Hardware
  • Home
  • Household
  • Housewares
  • Internal
  • Jewelry
  • Lottery
  • Medical Devices
  • Music
  • Optical
  • Perishables
  • Personal
  • Pets
  • Pharma Compounds
  • Pharmaceutical – Over the Counter
  • Pharmacy
  • Photography
  • Plants
  • Produce
  • Reading
  • Seasonal
  • Sporting
  • Stationery
  • Tobacco
  • Toys