With our Product Submission option, you can send your products to the GS1 Canada studio in Montreal. There, our team of photographers will take professional images and capture standardized product data that comply with GS1 global standards and meet the needs of your trading partners.
If you have already captured high-quality product images that meet GS1 global standards, you can use the eSubmission Content Loading option to send them directly to GS1 Canada and save on shipping costs.
You will be invoiced for the specific service you requested. An additional evaluation fee applies to Foodservice and Marketing images, which are evaluated by our team in Montreal to ensure that they meet the required standards. They will then provide you with an evaluation report.
Use the Service Request tool to enter the GTINs for the product images you are sending and choose the services you would like them to be accepted for. Download the shipping manifest; you will need to include it in the file you are sending.
Prepare a compressed ZIP file containing:
Your product image files (please ensure images meet the specification requirements to complete the service)
The shipping manifest you downloaded from the Service Request
A maximum of 50 GTINs may be entered per Service Request and the maximum upload for the Easy Uplink tool is 2GB.
The number of files in the Service Request must match the number of digital files submitted. Digital files that are not listed in the Service Request will not be processed.
An evaluation fee will to Foodservice and Marketing images, per GTIN. An evaluation report for these will be provided to the submitter.
Additional information about eSubmission
Foodservice and Marketing content:
GS1 Canada will email you an evaluation report indicating whether each image complied with GS1 global standards (see the Technical Specifications below).
If an image upload does not comply with the global standards, it will be rejected. You can modify the image(s) to meet global standards and then resubmit it for evaluation as a new eSubmission and Service Request.
Please use the following guides to help ensure your eSubmission content meets required specifications.
To take advantage of this service, contact your account manager. If you do not have an account manager email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will complete a requirement analysis with you before settling on a plan to capture your content.
What Is It?
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) is an automated electronic loading method for sharing content with your trading partners. It does this via an Application Protocol Interface (API), which lets different computer systems directly talk to each other to transfer content, in this case to and from GS1 Canada’s The Vault – eCommerce.
With the M2M option, content flows directly into The Vault – eCommerce directly in a certified state and is distributed to trading partners immediately.
This option is available to manufacturers who do not yet have physical product available for processing but need to show proof-of-intent to their trading partners.
Simply follow the process for Product Submission and select the preregistration option that appears. You will then receive a Pre-Registration Confirmation Certificate for each GTIN that you can present to your trading partners. You may then submit the product itself to GS1 Canada within the next 120 days
Fill out the form that pops up. Enter the product-level GTINs for the products you want captured.
Select the pre-registration option that appears on screen.
Select the types of images you are requesting.
If you select all of the services within the Retail Trading Partner Bundle, your request will automatically be upgraded to that bundle. For Pre-Registration the only service you can select à la carte is Planogram Content Capture.
Click on “Certification” to download the pre-registration certificates you can then distribute to your trading partners.
Take note of your Service Request Number. You will need this to schedule your delivery date and to track the progress of your submission.
Arrange a Date to Send in Your Products
Fill out the Schedule Your Products form. Note that you have 120 days to submit the products or you will have to resubmit them and will be charged the applicable service request fee an additional time.
A GS1 Canada representative will contact you within three business days to confirm your shipping date.
Return to your Service Request and print your shipping manifest. Send it, along with two samples of each of your scheduled products, to our Montreal studio at: