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Planogram Images

Make products stand out on the shelf with the help of high-quality professional images and data content used for planogramming and shelf management.

Retailers use images and data content captured by Planogram Images to create eye-catching displays in store that help guide customers to manufacturers’ products. GS1 Canada’s Planogram Images ensures store operations get your latest product imagery onto shelf displays making it easier to create planograms that include your products.

Clear and easy-to-understand planogram images also help retailers execute product displays quicker, increasing efficiency at the store level.

With Planogram Images, we capture professional quality straight-on images of products for use in category and shelf management. We also capture the physical dimensions of your products and their weight.

Images taken by GS1 Canada for Planogram Images are compatible with all planogramming software solutions.

The Vault
Images and data content captured by Planogram Images are available in The Vault, GS1 Canada's secure tool for your images and data content.

The Vault uses a one-to-many principle. You can save time and money by submitting products once and have them shared with all of your trading partners, who will benefit from the perpetually cleansed images and data.

Images within The Vault are available to manufacturers and retailers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Access Your Images
Enter The Vault

To use Planogram Images, you first need to register for access.

To register, please click the button below for the Service Access page. Once there you can register for any images tool that you do not currently have access to by clicking "Register" in the applicable box and consenting to the Service Agreement.

Submitting Products for Planogram Images
GS1 Canada subscribers in good standing can submit products to be captured for Planogram Images through the following process:

  1. Click the “Submit Products” button below and sign in using your MyGS1 credentials.
  2. Click “Create Service Request” on the next page and agree to the Terms of Use.
  3. Enter the product-level GTINs for each of the products you want captured. The system will check the validity of your GTINs and alert you if there may be an error.
  4. Select the types of images you are requesting. If you have selected all of the services within one of GS1 Canada's economical Trading Partner Bundles, the system will automatically select the applicable bundle for you and save costs.
  5. Fill out the remaining fields and finalize your request.
  6. Arrange a time to send in your products by filling out this webform, including your Service Request Number. A GS1 Canada representative will contact you within three business days to confirm your time.
  7. Download and print your completed request form. Send it, along with two samples of each product being captured, to:

GS1 Canada Images
9200 boul. du Golf
Montreal, QC, H1J 3A1

You can check on the progress of your request through the Service Request interface.

Still not sure how it all works? Check out our step-by-step Requesting a GS1 Canada Content Service learning module on the Learning Zone.

Technical Specifications

Planogram Image Standards
This tool was developed in close consultation with the GS1 Canada Planogram WG and aligns with the Product Image Specifications developed by the GS1 Global Office.

Standard file format: 72 dpi, TARGA, no compression.

Backgrounds and Cropping
Images appear with a transparent background. Images for contour and non-contour products are cropped to the products' edge. No props or additional products are allowed within the primary image areas.

All products are photographed straight-on from the front, left, right and top (and from the back & bottom, when marketable).

File Name Conventions
GS1 Canada uses specific file naming conventions to manage and maintain the image library. The format consists of the product GTIN followed by a period and the view indicator. This standard is read by planogramming software applications. Valid values are:

Having accurate product dimension measurements is the most important part of creating an effective planogram. Measurements follow GS1 Canada's Product Measuring Guidelines, which comply with GS1's Product Measurement Rules for Data Alignment. The data fields that GS1 Canada supplies include:

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