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.


Achieve a higher level of data quality with ProSYNC

Here are only a few of the many features of ProSYNC:

  • Targeted Validation Rules
    Data loaded into ProSYNC is validated against more than 550 industry defined rules and safeguards, ensuring product data accuracy and enabling trading partners to easily find your products in ECCnet Registry.

  • Specific Listing Forms
    Specific Listing forms aligned to major Canadian retailer listing needs help meet trading partner requirements for a faster, more efficient listing process.

  • Flexible ProSYNC Subscription Options
    Flexible data loading and management options support manual product data entry as well as import functionality for one or more products directly from ERP systems, helping decrease the time spent loading and managing data.
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) Check mark Check mark Check mark
Clone an existing GTIN Check mark Check mark Check mark
Discontinue a GTIN Check mark Check mark Check mark
Look up product information within ProSYNC Check mark Check mark Check mark
View and print trading partner-specific product listing forms Check mark Check mark Check mark
Manage your product data Check mark Check mark Check mark
Publish product data to trading partners or market groups Check mark Check mark Check mark
View reports Check mark Check mark Check mark
Automated flow of product updates directly from applications - Check mark Check mark
File upload tool - - Check mark
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 Register for ProSYNC

Get started with the following steps:

  1. Subscribe to GS1 Canada
    You need to become a GS1 Canada subscriber to access a variety of value-added tools and services, including ProSYNC.

  2. Access your myGS1 portal
    Once you become a GS1 Canada subscriber, you can then access the myGS1 portal using your credentials.

  3. Click the ProSYNC link
    Under the My Tools section on the myGS1 portal's home page, you should find a ProSYNC link. Click the link.

  4. Complete the checklist action items
    When you log into ProSYNC for the first time, you will be presented with a checklist. complete the action items on the checklist to get started on ProSYNC.

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


Achieve a higher level of data quality with ProSYNC BD

ProSYNC BD is for brokers and distributors with annual revenues of more than CAD$5 million.

How to Register for ProSYNC BD

To get started, talk to your account manager or contact us at 1.800.567.7084 or email


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, please contact us at 1.800.567.7084 or email


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

  • Foodservice
  • Grocery
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmacy

To get set up or to find out more about how you can use EDI with ECCnet Registry, contact us at 1.800.567.7084 or email

Content Loading Process Options

Content Loading Options Process begins with data providers loading product data in the ECCnet Registry, and through various content loading options, make it available to data recipients.

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