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Small Business Bundles

Small Business Bundles for BIG Business Results

You have innovative products, a business plan, and a thriving small business. Now you want to take your company further.

How GS1 Canada Helps Small Businesses

Whatever your needs, the solution begins with
GS1 Canada.

Our suite of image and data management services enables you to share accurate and up-to-date product information with retailers, which drives purchasing decisions and retailer compliance.

GS1 Canada is a member of GS1, the world's leading supply chain standards organization. As a neutral, not-for-profit organization and strategic business partner to more than 20,000 subscribers, we work with industry to make doing business easier. Retailers and distributors rely on GS1 Canada solutions to enable the exchange of secure, clean, readily accessible product data and images.

Introducing: Small Business Bundles

Our new Small Business Bundles group together our most sought-after services for one low annual fee - a solution designed for industry and required by retailers across Canada. Best yet, by subscribing to these bundles, you can benefit from savings of up to 65 per cent.

This offer is exclusively designed for businesses with annual sales of up to the equivalent of $5 million Canadian.

How Your Business Benefits

  • Save costs by bundling the products and services you need
  • Access new trading partners
  • Obtain globally-accepted barcodes for your products. If you are already a member of good standing with another GS1 Member Organization, you can use your existing barcodes with GS1 Canada.
  • Drive sales online and increase eCommerce opportunities
  • Get your products listed
  • Meet trading partners' business requirements
  • Drive growth and revenue
  • Gain supply chain efficiencies and align internal business processes
  • Increase consumer safety and protect your brand



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Already a GS1 Canada subscriber with a valid GS1 Prefix?
Have your barcode numbers ready, and call us at 1-800-567-7084.

Are you a member of a different GS1 Member Organization?
Members in good standing with other GS1 Member Organizations can use their existing barcode numbers with GS1 Canada's Small Business Bundles.

Have barcodes from a non–GS1 source or don't know where your barcodes came from?
You may need additional authorization. Call us at 1-800-567-7084 for help.

Need help with
subscription?
Managing product data can be complicated - we're here to help!

Contact our friendly team at
1-800-567-7084 or SmallBusinessBundles@gs1ca.org.

Tools to help you
get started
On our new GS1 Canada Learning Zone, we offer free resources and training aids to help you with this service and others.
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As a small business owner, you know business success is not an event, but a process. Investing in supply chain standards requires effort, and will also yield valuable returns!

Our bundles offer everything you need, plus the value you want. Bundles are based on the number of unique products you sell.

To learn more about selecting the bundle that is right for you, please review this helpful document.


Small Business Bundle 1
1-4 Products

Maximum of 8 GTINs
• GS1 Canada Prefix
(if required)
• Biennial Imaging Package (covers product imaging and data capture for use in marketing, planograms and on eCommerce platforms)
• Item Certification
• Product Recall
• ECCnet ProSYNC Basic
• GTIN (barcode numbers) Loading
• GTIN Sharing with Retailers
• Service Support & Training

$600
per year
Small Business Bundle 2
5-10 Products

Maximum of 20 GTINs
• GS1 Canada Prefix
(if required)
• Biennial Imaging Package (covers product imaging and data capture for use in marketing, planograms and on eCommerce platforms)
• Item Certification
• Product Recall
• ECCnet ProSYNC Basic
• GTIN (barcode numbers) Loading
• GTIN Sharing with Retailers
• Service Support & Training

$1,500
per year
Small Business Bundle 3
11-15 Products

Maximum of 30 GTINs
• GS1 Canada Prefix
(if required)
• Biennial Imaging Package (covers product imaging and data capture for use in marketing, planograms and on eCommerce platforms)
• Item Certification
• Product Recall
• ECCnet ProSYNC Basic
• GTIN (barcode numbers) Loading
• GTIN Sharing with Retailers
• Service Support & Training

$2,250
per year
Small Business Bundle 4
16-20 Products

Maximum of 40 GTINs
• GS1 Canada Prefix
(if required)
• Biennial Imaging Package (covers product imaging and data capture for use in marketing, planograms and on eCommerce platforms)
• Item Certification
• Product Recall
• ECCnet ProSYNC Basic
• GTIN (barcode numbers) Loading
• GTIN Sharing with Retailers
• Service Support & Training

$3,000
per year



One-time activation fee of $245 applies to Small Business Bundles. All prices are in Canadian dollars

Before starting the subscription process, you will need to have the below information handy:

  • Company name and mailing/street address
  • Credit card information for payment (including card verification code on credit card)
  • Association membership information (ADQ, CFIG, CHFA, FCPC etc.), if applicable
  • Total number of different products currently selling or planning to sell to retailers
  • Total annual company revenue, expressed in terms of Canadian dollars
  • Ensure that you have signing authority and you are the correct person within your organization to complete the subscription request
  • If you're a non-Canadian subscriber, which GS1 Member Organization you are with, your Global Location Number and the GS1 Company Prefix range you plan to use in Canada

Click here to download the checklist as a PDF.

Now you're ready to subscribe. This step should take about 20 minutes. Once you have completed the subscription process, you will receive an email confirmation. Your application will be responded to within five business days and, once your account is activated, you will receive a welcome email. If you are a member of another GS1 Member Organization, the subscription process will include checking with your GS1 Member Organization that you are currently in good standing.

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Congratulations on completing your subscription!

After you have subscribed and received your welcome email, it is time to activate your bundle services. Visit the link below to get your next steps and review post-subscription information.

www.gs1ca.org/SmallBusinessSubscriber

Learn More about the Bundle Services

Streamline Data Management with ECCnet RegistryStreamline Data Management with ECCnet Registry

ECCnet Registry lets you share essential product data such as weight, height and other mandatory product attributes with trading partners, helping you connect easily and be compliant.

As a centralized access point between trading partners, ECCnet Registry improves order processing, strengthens inventory control and decreases clerical errors and manual work. Developed by industry for industry, ECCnet Registry makes doing business easier for vendors and retailers/distributors alike.

Optimize Marketing with GS1 Canada ImagesOptimize Marketing with GS1 Canada Images

GS1 Canada Images allows you to share high-quality marketing images and data for use in promotional materials such as flyers, in developing planograms and for a multitude of associated e-commerce activities.

There is a direct link between using professional high-quality images and sales growth: by having GS1 Canada capture your images, you are able to reveal the best qualities and features of your products and convey that to existing and potential customers.

Enable Data Integrity with ECCnet Item Certification - NutritionEnable Data Integrity with ECCnet Item Certification - Nutrition

With ECCnet Item Certification - Nutrition, you share critical nutritional data including allergen information and certifications such as halal, kosher and organic.

ECCnet Item Certification is an online, one-to-many solution for sharing perpetually cleansed, certified and validated nutritional information and images. ECCnet Item Certification - Nutrition is a convenient, cost-effective way for brand owners to combat erroneous information crawling the web, along with missing product information required by retailers for important everyday processes.

Mitigate Risk with GS1 Canada Product RecallMitigate Risk with GS1 Canada Product Recall

GS1 Canada Product Recall enables you to share recall notifications quickly, securely and efficiently, in alignment with the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

GS1 Canada Product Recall is the gold standard for consumer protection. This service enables the quick, efficient removal of potentially harmful products from the supply chain. Manage risk and respond swiftly with mission critical information using GS1 Canada Product Recall, which includes a (mock recall) training feature that allows users to confidently practice the skills needed for a live recall event.



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