May 11, 2015

The following article provides screen shots that show new, sortable column headings (added to the Service Center administrative view of My Quote) as well as recent changes to the quote template.

All column headings on the Service Center administrative view of My Quote are now sortable fields.

My Quote Screen Shot

Changes to the quote template

The “Date Created” field has replaced the drop down fields that suppliers used to use to assign a quote date. The created date is automatically assigned.

A quote expiration date has been added to the template. Suppliers have the ability to extend a quote beyond the expiration date if necessary. Contact or your supplier account manager to request an extension.

My Quote Template Change


Below are the latest updates and changes from several eStores suppliers:

King Business Interiors is referred to as King Business Interiors (flooring) in MyQuote, because only their flooring quotes are posted in MyQuote. Furniture quotes should still be posted in their separate eStores supplier website.

Quote prefix changes:
- Accent Draperies’ quotes are assigned the new ACD prefix, replacing ACC
- B&B Microscopes’ quote prefix is corrected to B&B instead of B&A

New hosted catalogs in eStores:
IT Staff Augmentation
- Apex Systems
- Careworks Technologies
- Huron Consulting
- Insight Global
- Navigator Management Partners
- OtterBase
- Proteam Solutions Inc
- Quick Solutions
- Sophisticated Systems Inc
- Top Consulting

Temporary Services – Dining Services positions
- All Team Staffing
- Diversity Search Group
- LGC Associates
- Service Extraordinaire Inc.

To view the Contract Book Pages for both the IT Staff Augmentation and Temporary Services – Dining click on the following link: Augmentation Contract Book Pages

Material Handling and Equipment

- Hertz Equipment Rental

To view the Contract Book Page for Hertz Equipment click on the following link: Hertz Contract Book Pages


An online Stores product listing now available at the address. The Stores department has added a product listing to their website with pictures, descriptions and availability information. Pricing is not included on the listing but can be obtained by performing a search by item number in eStores and using Internet Explorer.

An online Stores product listing now available at:

The Stores department has added a product listing to their website with pictures, descriptions and availability information. Pricing is not included on the listing but can be obtained by performing a search by item number in eStores and using Internet Explorer with the following steps:

The listing is in .pdf form but can be searched by using Internet Explorer and following the steps below:
- Select a product category from the “Products and Services” section of the website
- Right click from within the .pdf product listing
- Select find
- Enter product description or item number and click “Next”

Stores Product Listing

Questions about the new product listing should be directed to the Stores Service Center at or (614)292-2694.


The eStores team is providing a City Apparel user guide that you may download under: User Guides from the eStores website.

Customers need to begin the quote process inside the City Apparel catalog located in eStores.

Click the "Create Quote" option to request a quote. Use the following link to download the guide.

This article repeats in NewsLink online.

Questions should be directed to the Stores Service Center at or (614)292-2694.

April 27, 2015
eStores Supplier Updates

Bio-Rad now offers a full punch-out catalog in the supplier websites section of eStores ( The former hosted catalog has been removed. The new catalog includes a quote link. Quotes are loaded to the catalog by request only.

Sigma Aldrich has activated the quote link within their supplier website in eStores. Quotes are loaded to the site by request only.

Coming Soon! See the eStores website for job aids on the new quote links available from Bio-Rad and Sigma Aldrich.

eStores My Quote Enhancements

The column headers included in the Service Center view of My Quote are now sortable fields. Service center users can sort quotes by quote number, date, supplier, customer, status or price after logging into the initial search page.

The quote date drop-down has been removed. The quote date will populate automatically as “date created”

A quote expiration date has been added as a required field. Suppliers will be able to extend quote expiration dates at the request of the customer or the eStores Team.

Access the following link to see a quick screen shot visual of the enhancements.

In addition, new quote email notifications will include a link to eRequest and instructions on how to find My Quote in eStores. As follows:

“Please login to the OSU eRequest system ( then select the eStores My Quote icon in the supplier websites section of eStores to pick up your quote.”

Please contact the eStores team at or 2-2694 with any questions you have about these recent updates.

April 14, 2015
Direct Solutions Name Change

Direct Solutions is now Crop Production Services. Visit Crop Production Services for your Lawn Maintenance, Equipment & Service needs.

Follow the link to our Contract Book Page: Crop Productions

Please directed any questions you may have to the Stores Service Center at or (614) 292-2694.

April 13, 2015
New, Updated and Forthcoming eStores Suppliers

BioExpress now receives their purchase orders through electronic dispatch via cXML, instead of fax. The eStores Team is working on converting other suppliers to electronic dispatch. Updates will be provided as new suppliers are converted.

City Apparel now offers a full supplier web site in eStores for uniform purchase or rental. All transactions on the site begin with a request for quotation. See the User Guide for the City Apparel supplier website in eStores for details.

Impressed Dry Cleaning’s garment dry cleaning services catalog is now available in the initial search page of eStores.

Coming Soon to eStores:

American Solutions for Business will offer a quote request and pick-up feature similar to other promotional products suppliers in eStores.

Bio-Rad and Roche will convert to supplier website format with full punch-out catalogs in eStores.

Ten IT staff augmentation suppliers and four dining service staff augmentation suppliers will soon be added to eStores.

Regional Campus View of eStores will Expand in April

The existing regional campus view of eStores will be expanded in April to include Marion, Mansfield and OARDC in Wooster. Lima and Newark will also eventually have a separate view of eStores. The eStores regional view includes only those suppliers that can offer goods and services to regional campuses. University Purchasing and the eStores Team will continue working with the regional campuses to identify potential suppliers from their geographic areas to add to eStores.

Questions should be directed to the Stores Service Center at or (614) 292-2694.

March 30, 2015
Pizza Rustica has moved to their Downtown Location

Pizza Rustica has closed its location at 1558 North High Street effective March 18th, 2015. Moving forward, Pizza Rustica will still service the OSU community from their downtown location at 17 S. High Street. Catering and Delivery orders may still be processed via eStores. Please contact their new downtown location by calling 614-754-1459 or 614-824-1909. Pizza Rustica will miss being directly on the OSU campus, but they look forward to further servicing all of the wonderful customers they have worked with over the past 5 years. Please feel free to contact Chris diDonato, Owner of Pizza Rustica, at if you have any questions regarding this update.

March 30, 2015
Electronic Dispatch Initiative

The eStores team has begun a long term project to transition suppliers from fax dispatch of purchase orders via fax to electronic dispatch via cXML. Testing has begun with DS Services and BioExpress. The transition from fax to electronic dispatch is seamless and will not require any intervention by end users. Contact the eStores team at or (614) 292-2694 with any questions about this initiative or eStores in general.

Visit our Archive link for past updates/news by clicking the link below.

eStores Archive
eStores Suppliers
* indicates that the supplier has a punch out site under the "Supplier Websites" tab in eStores.
** indicates suppliers that have punch out sites capable of eQuote downloads.
*** indicates that the supplier can post quotes to the eStores "My Quote" Supplier Website.

Abbott Labs (Animal Health)
Abcam Inc
Accelerated Moving & Storage***
Accent Drapery Co Inc***
Adriatico’s Pizza
Advanced Turf Solutions Inc.
Agilent Technologies
Air Force One
AK Painting
All Occasions Catering Equipment
All Team Staffing
American Solutions for Business**
Ameripride Linen & Apparel Services
Andrews Moving & Storage***
Apex Systems
Applied Industrial Technologies*
Aramark Refreshment Services
Asian Concepts (Mark Pi's)
Au Bon Pain Co Inc
AVI Food Systems Inc
B&B Microscope***
B&C Communications
B&H Photo, Video & Pro Audio*
Ballreich's Potato Chips & Snacks
Beckman Coulter
Berwick Party House Inc
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc
Brocon Construction
Brown Enterprise Solutions
Bruner Corp
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants LLC
Capital City Electric LLC
Capital Plumbing & Mechanical Inc
Capoziellos Catering
Careworks Technologies
Catering by Design
CDW Government Inc**
CentraComm Communications LLC***
Central Ohio Medical Textiles (COMTEX)
Cheryl & Co
City Apparel**
City Barbeque Inc
Clara I Brown Interiors**
Color Consultants
Columbus Window Cleaning Company
Complete Book & Media Supply*
Connie Duglin Specialty Linen
Continental Office*
Continental Office Commercial Flooring***
Contractors Choice - 3 Catalogs (New, Reconditioned, Rental)
Corrigan Moving Systems***
Creative Cuisine
Crop Production Services
Cummins Bridgeway LLC
Dawson Resources
Dayton Industrial
Dell Computer Corp**
Direct Air Systems Inc
Direct Mechanical LLC
Direct Resource Inc
Diversity Search Group
Donatos Pizza Catering
DS Services of Amer Inc
Dupler Office**
Economy Linen & Towel Service
EE Ward Moving & Storage Co LLC
Elford Inc
Event Source
Express Promotions**
Fastenal Co**
Ferguson Construction Co
Fisher Scientific**
Fisher Scientific***
Fortner Upholstering Inc***
G and G Outfitters Inc**
Globe Window Cleaning Inc
Golden Star Promotions**
Goldtech of Ohio (Loeb distributor)
Govconnection Inc*
Grass Groomers
Graybar Electric Co*
Hanover Uniform Co
Henry Schein Animal Health
Henry Schein Inc*
Herlihy Moving & Storage Inc***
Hertz Equipment Rental
Heska Corp
Hewlett-Packard Co**
Huron Consulting
Idegy Inc**
Impressed Dry Cleaning
Insight Global
Insight Public Sector*
Integrated Workspace Solutions LLC*
Interior Supply Inc
J&J Painting
JC Ehrlich
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
JF Painting Co
Johnson Controls Inc
Jones Lumber Co
Kendrick Mollenauer Painting
Ketchum & Walton Co
King Business Interiors**
King Business Interiors***
Lasting Impressions
Lepi Enterprises Inc
Levy Premium Foodservice
LGC Associates
Life Technologies**
Lombardi Water Management Inc
Loth Inc**
Lowe's Home Improvement Ctr
Lunch Co
Lusk Group
M White Dental
Made From Scratch
Martin Carpet Cleaning
Martin Painting & Coating Co.
Mayflower Transit Inc***
McKesson Medical Surgical*
Metro Cuisine
Metropolitan Environmental Services Inc
MWI Veterinary Supply Co
NAPA Auto Parts*
Navigator Management Partners
Nesco Resource
Netech Corp**
Nikon Instruments***
O’Neil Tents & Party Supplies***
O'Reilly Office LLC**
Ohio CAT
Ohio Electric Services
Ohio Heating & Refrigeration
Ohio Valley***
Orkin LLC
Outreach Promotional Solutions**
Owens & Minor Inc*
Page Construction
Panera Bread
Passion Works Studio
Patterson Dental Co
Peterson Lawn Care & Landscape Maintenance
Peterson Thermal Equipment Co
Pipe Valves Inc
Pizza Rustica
Porta Kleen
PPG Architectural Finishes
Precision Industrial Services***
Preferred Staffing of Ohio LLC
Premier Dental Products
Premier General Construction LLC
Pro-Flow Plumbing & Drain Cleaning
Proforma TCL Inc**
ProTeam Solutions Inc.
Progress Supply
Qiagen Inc*
Questar Inc
Quick Solutions
Radiant Technology***
Rhoads Construction Inc
Roberts Service Group Inc
Roche Diagnostics - Applied Science
Roger Elliott Co
Romanoff Group
RSFI Office Furniture***
RW Setterlin Building Co
S&G Rental
Sandel Corp
Santa Cruz Biotechnology Inc*
Sauer Technical Services
Schindler Elevator Corp
School Specialty Inc*
Service Extraordinaire Inc.
Sherwin-Williams Co
Shital Sub(Subway Catering)
Shumsky Promotional**
Smile Promotions**
Smith & Wollensky
Solutions Staffing
Sophisticated Systems Inc.
Sound Com Systems***
Spectra Contract Flooring***
SPS Medical Supply Corp
Standard Textile***
States Electric Co Inc
Steris Corporation***
Steven’s Catering
Sunbelt Rentals***
Sunshine Promotions**
Supergames & Adventure Education Center***
Synergy Mechanical Contractors
T-rriffic Table Linens
Taylor & Sons Equipment Company
Teemok Construction Inc
The Remi Group***
Top Consulting
TP Mechanical Contractors Inc
Trane Columbus
Two Caterers Inc
Univ Sleep Products Inc***
VWR Intl***
Waters Corp
Williams Interior Designs Inc
Wiser Transformations
World Wide Technology (WWT)*
Worly Plumbing Supply Inc
WW Williams Midwest Inc
Z Cucina
Zimmer Dental