Confidently share the product data and images trading partners need with a flexible, cost-effective small business bundle.

GS1 Canada's small business bundles were developed to help small businesses like yours navigate a sometimes-confusing process. They help ensure you're quickly and efficiently generating your product barcodes and providing the right data and standardized images required by retailers, distributors and other trading partners to get your products on store shelves and online platforms.

A unique GTIN is required for every variation of your product, which means you need a unique barcode for every size, flavour and modification (such as low-fat or sugar-free) for your products. Here's an example of how to calculate how many GTINs and barcodes you might need. If you're not sure, our simple GTIN Estimator can help determine your needs.

Variation of your product

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Is a Small Business Bundle Right for You?

Your business is eligible for a small business bundle if you:
  • Have up to $2.5 million CAD in annual revenue based on Canadian operations.
  • Need a maximum of 40 GTINs.
  • Are currently selling your products or are planning to sell to at least one trading partner.
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Which Bundle is Right for You?

There are two types of small business bundles to choose from.

If your goal is to get your products listed with retailers, online stores or foodservice operators and distributors, Essentials is the bundle for you.

If your trading partners need product images and data for their online platforms, planograms or advertising materials, Essentials PLUS, coupled with a Product Image and Data Content Bundle, is what you need.

Essentials and Essential PLUS subscription bundles are priced based on how many GTINs/barcodes you need and the number of unique products you plan on selling.

Up to 10
GTINs/Barcodes

Essentials 10

$325 annually*
No setup fee

Essentials PLUS 10

$475 annually*
Setup fee included

Up to 20
GTINs/Barcodes

Essentials 20

$475 annually*
+$145 setup fee

Essentials PLUS 20

$675 annually*
Setup fee included

Up to 30
GTINs/Barcodes

Essentials 30

$625 annually*
+$145 setup fee

Essentials PLUS 30

$875 annually*
Setup fee included

Up to 40
GTINs/Barcodes

Essentials 40

$750 annually*
+$145 setup fee

Essentials PLUS 40

$1075 annually*
Setup fee included

*Does not include applicable taxes or fees for capturing product images and associated data.

What's Included?

  

Essentials

Essentials PLUS

GS1 Canada Subscription
YES
YES
Annual Company Licence
YES
YES
Manage My GTINs
YES
YES
Barcode Generator
YES
YES
Product Data Loading and Management
YES
YES
TrueSource Dashboard
YES
YES
Product Recall
YES
YES
Educational Resources
YES
YES
eCommerce Data and Image Management and Access
 
YES
Product Image and Data Certification
 
YES
Product Image and Data Content Bundles

Product Image and Data Content Bundles to Meet Trading Partner Requirements

Your trading partners may need different types of standardized product images and data for their many business needs, including online sales platforms, retail planograms, health and wellness programs, in-store advertising and flyers.

With your subscription to an Essentials PLUS bundle, you can choose the content bundle that suits your needs.

*Does not include applicable taxes. Additional annual maintenance fees may apply.

Sign Up for a Small Business Bundle Today

If a small business bundle is right for you, contact our Industry Support Services team at 1.800.567.7084 or email us at info@gs1ca.org to get started.

The process typically takes about 10 minutes. To help ensure you're choosing the bundle that's right for you, our team will ask a few questions about your business, including:

How many products you have or plan to launch in the next year
Which trading partner(s) you’re selling or planning on selling your products to
What your projected annual revenue is in $CAD
Do your trading partners require images for your products

Once your small business bundle has been set up, you'll receive a confirmation email with detailed information on next steps. You'll also receive your GS1 Canada Company Licence Certificate with your officially licenced GS1 GTINs, which you'll use to generate your barcodes.

If you don't meet the criteria for a bundle, there are many other ways GS1 Canada can help support your small business. Learn more

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