General Merchandise and Hardlines
From helping to streamline the process of getting products to market quickly to protecting your brand from unsafe, counterfeit or unlicensed products, GS1 Canada enables organizations of all sizes to improve operational efficiencies through global standards and industry-directed solutions.
Global standards can help reduce overstocks and returns costing retailers $1.75 trillion a year
“Retailers are losing $1.75 trillion over this,” CNBC.com, Nov 3, 2015
78% of consumers say that quality of product content is very important to them when making purchase decisions – GS1 Canada captures your content professionally
Shotfarm, The Shotfarm Product Information Report 2015/2016, p. 4
As customers use more channels to interact with brands and purchase products, they are increasingly demanding about product transparency and diverse about what they buy and who they buy from, making it difficult to build brand loyalty.
As a proven global leader in data excellence and trusted industry partner, GS1 Canada is dedicated to the development of industry-directed data excellence tools and processes to meet the evolving business needs of the sector.
Find The Right Information For You
Manufacturer, Distributors and Other Data Providers
Retailer / Data Recipient
Acquire and manage all of your suppliers’ content. Here is how we help you.
ECCnet Industry Managed Solutions
GS1 Canada’s Industry Managed Solutions meet the needs of the General Merchandise and Hardlines sector for businesses of all sizes. Whether you are looking to launch a new product, manage incident reports, access perpetually cleansed and updated product content or increase operational efficiency, our solutions can help.
Solutions and Services for the General Merchandise and Hardlines Industry
Working with GS1 Canada
Discover how you can engage with GS1 Canada, whether you are just getting started or want to play an active role in ensuring that global standards and GS1 Canada solutions continue to meet the needs of Canadian industry.
Learn about how GS1 global standards can create a more efficient and transparent supply chain, while helping your business to streamline operations, support core business processes and exchange information with trading partners.
Below are the General Merchandise and Hardlines categories GS1 Canada is supporting through our solutions. Support is continuously expanding so stay tuned for more details.
Current Product Categories
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Cleaning Products
- Health and Beauty Aids
- Housewares (cleaning supplies, stationery, light bulbs)
- Pet Food
Upcoming Product Categories
- BBQ accessories
- Housewares and Storage
- Lawn and Garden Care
- Pet Care
- Small Appliances
- Sporting Goods (non-apparel)