As of November 16, 2018, Canadian Tire registrations will have additional functionality due to Canada's Stewardship / Blue Box programs.
Management of the Stewardship numbers for five (5) Provinces is handled in the My Account area of WERCSmart. Supplier organizations may, or may not, have these Stewardship registrations available. You are strongly encouraged to update this information within your account.
Accessing the Stewardship data in My Account, requires an update to the Company Information:
Scroll down to the Canada Details on the Account and use the Edit for the Stewardship data:
Provide the data for the Province(s) and then be sure to Save the revisions.
My Packaging - When is it Required?
Certain registrations for Canadian Tire will require, at the UPC level, My Packaging details. Be reminded that packaging is done within My Account in the My Library area. You can create your own packaging and indicate the packaging materials and weights. In the actual product registration, you can then associate the Package you've created to the UPC, in addition to the standard container type data.
- Private Label (Store Brands) for Canadian Tire will require packaging to be included at the UPC level.
- If your organization does not have Stewardship numbers for all five (5) Provinces and you're not registering a Private Label (Store Brand) product, you will also be required to provide packaging details.
- When you're registering a product that is not a store brand, and you have all five (5) Provinces in your Account, you will not be required to provide package details.
In the My Account area, select My Library
Be sure to be on the My Packaging tab, which is the default, and then select "Add New" to add new packaging options for your account. This does not impact subscription in any manner.
Name your packaging, so that you and your co-workers can easily identify.
You can add rows to the packaging details, as needed, to accommodate the various components of the packaging:
Use the drop down options for the packaging materials and be sure to include the weight of the material, in grams, for the various components of the package.
Continue, save, and accept the data entries for the packaging.
When you're in a registration that is indicated to be sold in Canada, and you've selected the retailer (Canadian Tire, as an example), the UPC data will be collected as per the example below.