About Item Centre

Item Centre is a community-based, industry web portal hosted by GS1 Canada that facilitates collaboration between trading partners. Item Centre allows users to list all of their product data (community, private and proprietary), processing it in a single, workflow-based solution – removing all paper from the listing process.


Item Centre Benefits

  • Improved data integrity: Ensures data accuracy, with data entered by vendors reflecting retailer guidelines.
  • “Turn off the paper”: Streamlined trading partner collaboration using workflow and online communication rather than voice, fax, email and/or paper.
  • Maximized visibility: Track product status throughout the listing process, including data change history.
  • Reduced Costs: GS1 Canada is a not-for-profit organization that operates on a cost-recovery basis, helping to lower product listing expenses.

Item Centre enables trading partners to realize immediate, measurable benefits to their business processes. Providing a single source of truth for product listing information, Item Centre improves data accuracy and synchronization between businesses. This ensures that all trading partners share correct, complete product information electronically, enhancing supply chain efficiency and product safety.

About GS1 Canada

GS1 Canada™ is a member of GS1, the world's leading supply chain standards organization. As a neutral, not-for-profit organization, GS1 Canada enables its more than 10,000 members – trading partners of all sizes from 23 sectors across Canada – to enhance their efficiency and cost effectiveness by adopting electronic supply chain best practices.