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.

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

Find out how to bring your products to market and learn how we can help.

Getting Started Checklist

Retailer / Data Recipient

Acquire and manage all of your suppliers’ content. Here is how we help you.

Item Centre

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.

Global Standards

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
  • Baby
  • Cleaning Products
  • Cosmetics
  • Health and Beauty Aids
  • Housewares (cleaning supplies, stationery, light bulbs)
  • Pet Food
  • Pharmacy

Upcoming Product Categories

  • BBQ accessories
  • Hardware
  • Housewares and Storage
  • Lawn and Garden Care
  • Paint
  • Pet Care
  • Plumbing
  • Small Appliances
  • Sporting Goods (non-apparel)
  • Toys
  • Tools