New Item Setup Content Loading Options

ECCnet New Item Setup’s flexible loading options enable you to easily share product content with your trading partners – whether you use GDSN, EDI or, for increased data quality, ProSYNC.

All loading options are compatible with ECCnet Registry, providing robust system validations and perpetually cleansed and updated data.

Find out more by selecting one of the options below.


Straight-forward and easy-to-use, ProSYNC makes it quicker and easier to meet Canadian trading partner and regulatory requirements.

Featuring attributes specifically requested by Canadian industry and trading partner-specific listing forms, ProSYNC makes it easier to supply trading partners with the product information they need to list new products.

Built on global standards and adding built-in data validation and discrepancy reporting tools, ProSYNC delivers a higher level of data quality than any other loading method.

Data Excellence

  • Our commitment to data excellence ensures bilingual product data is perpetually cleansed and updated, increasing accuracy and building trust between trading partners.
  • Processes such as system validations, real-time updates and GTIN discrepancy reporting enable everyone along the supply chain to access the reliable data they need. ProSYNC helps ensure your product information meets requirements by sending notifications about any errors or missing information


  • Our one-to-many process ensures product data is loaded once, then efficiently shared with all trading partners from one place, at the same time, across multiple sectors. This removes the need to re-enter information for each new trading partner or every time your product information needs updating, saving significant time and resources.

Increased Operational Efficiency

  • Improve speed-to-market, save significant resources and increase consistency by replacing manual, repetitive processes and paperwork with one centralized, non-proprietary industry solution.
  • Quickly and easily supply all trading partners with the information they need that meets industry requirements through pre-populated listing forms with content from GS1 Canada’s ECCnet Registry. This saves time and eliminates confusion about trading partner needs.

Flexible ProSYNC Options:

For vendors with less than $5 million in revenue
For vendors with larger catalogues
For vendors with the largest catalogues
Add a new product or Global Trade Item Number (GTIN)
Clone an existing GTIN
Discontinue a GTIN
Look up product information within ProSYNC
View and print trading partner-specific product listing forms
Manage your product data
Publish product data to trading partners or market groups
View reports
Automated flow of product updates directly from applications
File upload tool
GTIN loading capacity Up to 100 Up to 250 Up to 5000
User IDs One Up to five Up to five
Support for complex packaged goods (multipacks, displays, DRPs, etc.) Up to 10 Unlimited Unlimited
Call centre support Up to 10 hours Unlimited Unlimited

How to Subscribe

To subscribe to ProSYNC, you will need to

  1. Become a GS1 Canada subscriber
  2. Log in to myGS1 using your login credentials
  3. Click the ProSYNC link that is available under My Tools on the myGS1 landing page.
  4. Complete the action items on the checklist that is now visible.

If you do not see a link for ProSYNC on your myGS1 homepage, please contact us at

For brokers and distributors with annual revenue more than CAD$5 million, GS1 Canada offers ProSYNC BD.

ProSYNC BD allows you to both load and receive product information from manufacturers and publish that information to trading partners from one user-friendly interface.

How to get set up on ProSYNC BD

Talk to your account manager about ProSYNC BD, email us at or call us at 1.800.567.7084.


The Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) is the world’s largest product data network. GDSN makes it possible for any company, in any market, to share product information seamlessly.

With GDSN, your product data is uploaded, maintained and shared automatically, ensuring trading partners have immediate access to the most current and complete information needed to exchange products on both local and global markets.

Content loaded into ECCnet Registry via GDSN data pools can be published to trading partners, once the data is fully validated and meets the data quality standards for Canadian industry.

If you do not already have a GDSN data pool provider and need to send or receive product information, you can take advantage of GDSN by subscribing to the GS1 Canada GDSN data pool. Your GS1 Canada data pool will enable you to set up your product content and synchronize it with all your trading partners, so you can plug in reliable data for all markets at one time.

To get set up on GS1 Canada’s GDSN data pool or to find out more about GDSN, contact us at 1.800.567.7084 or email

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a method of computer-to-computer transmission that can be used for a range of business processes.

EDI can be used to load content into ECCnet Registry for the following sectors:

  • Foodservice
  • Grocery
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmacy

Using EDI this way is generally suitable for organizations already using EDI for other purposes or for organizations outsourcing their data uploading and management to a third-party solution provider.

How to get set up on EDI

To find out more about how you can use EDI with ECCnet Registry, please call us at 1.800.567.7084 or email us at

Content Loading Process Options