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.

March 24, 2015
B&H Holiday Schedule

B&H Photo will be closed on Friday, April 3rd through Friday, April 10th for Passover. Orders will be filled upon their return.

March 4, 2015
Upcoming QIAGEN promotional activity

Qiagen will be offering an upcoming promotional activity, that will commence from March 9th, to March 31st, 2015. They believe that this is a great way to interact with their customers and create benefits for both the customer and the supplier. During this time, they are offering an additional 10% discount on your contracted price for purchasing quantities of 2 or more for products within their gene expression workflow. This includes many of their well-known products. In addition they will offer freight at no charge for orders over $750 during this promotion.

For the time of the promotion, they will display a banner ad on their Punch-out site, including a link to a flyer with more information for the end-users. They will change pricing for the products in our system, so everybody will benefit from the discount. No promo-code is required.

For organizations and end-users that allow them to do so, they will send accompanying emails on March 11th and March 24th to promote the discount.

March 2, 2015
Timing Change for Fax Purchase Order Dispatch

On Wednesday, February 25, OCIO will move to internet faxing hosted by a third party provider. With this change, all purchase orders with the dispatch method of FAX will be faxed to the vendor in batches every two hours. The batching schedule is shown in the table below.

There is no change to the current dispatching process performed by delegated buyers in PeopleSoft. This change only impacts the fax purchase order dispatching schedule.

If there is an error when faxing the purchase order, an email notification will be sent at the intervals below. After the final daily dispatch, the purchase order requestor will receive a confirmation email for all purchase orders dispatched that day via fax.

This change affects only to the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) and OSU Purchasing, the OSU Wexner Medical Center purchase order processing will remain the same.

Please direct any questions regarding emergency purchase order dispatch to the Central Purchasing Buyer listed on the purchase order or to eStores. Both can be reached at 292-2694.

King Business Interiors Joins “My Quote” and Smile Promotions Adds Punch-Out Catalog

King Business Interiors has joined 28 other suppliers in the My Quote site in eStores. They will offer quotations for flooring based on the State of Ohio State Term Schedule 721 through My Quote. The King Business Interiors’ supplier website will also remain in eStores for furniture purchases through the OSU 05-Office Furniture contract. See below for the full list of existing My Quote suppliers.

Additionally, Smile Promotions has recently added a punch-out catalog to eStores.

My Quote Suppliers as of February 2015

•Accelerated Moving & Storage
•Accent Drapery Co Inc.
•Andrews Moving & Storage
•B&B Microscope
•Centracomm Communications LLC
•Continental Office Commercial Flooring
•Corrigan Moving Systems
•Fisher Scientific
•Fortner Upholstering Inc.
•Herlihy Moving & Storage Inc.
•King Business Interiors
•Mayflower Transit Inc.
•Nikon Instruments
•O’Neil Tents & Party Supplies
•Ohio Valley
•Precision Industrial Services
•Radiant Technology
•RSFi Office Furniture
•SoundCom Systems
•Spectra Contract Flooring
•Standard Textile
•Sunbelt Rentals
•Supergames & Adventure Education Center
•The Remi Group
•Univ Sleep Products Inc.
•VWR International

Email Acknowledgments and Discontinued OfficeMax Items

OfficeMax sends email order acknowledgments of all eStores orders. The acknowledgment email is sent to the individual who placed the order, not the end user named in the comment section.

Acknowledgment emails will include information on discontinued or backordered items in the body of the message, not in the subject line. It is highly recommended that users closely read email order acknowledgments when they are received to stay apprised of any back-ordered or discontinued items.

See sample OfficeMax acknowledgment screen shot below with highlighted discontinued item notation.

Questions should be directed to the eStores Team at or 292-2694.

February 23, 2015
Vendor IT Expo Coming April 15: Save the Date!

The Office of the Chief Information Officer is sponsoring a Vendor IT Expo in combination with an eStores Vendor Fair on April 15. This all-day event will bring a wide variety of technology resources and other vendors to staff and faculty of The Ohio State University. Among the 32 vendors attending are Oracle, Microsoft, Adobe, Fisher Scientific and Continental Office Environments. Each will share information on the services they provide to the university, and many will also showcase their upcoming innovative offerings.

There is no cost to attend this event and no need to register—just save the date! The Vendor IT Expo and eStores Vendor Fair will take place on Wednesday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Great Hall Meeting Room in the Ohio Union. This event is open to all OSU staff and faculty, so feel free to invite your colleagues!

Stay tuned: as more companies confirm their presentations, we will provide an update and a full schedule of exhibitions occurring throughout the day.

Also, please note that registration is closed for any companies wishing to present.

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
American Solutions for Business**
Ameripride Linen & Apparel Services
Andrews Moving & Storage***
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
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
Cummins Bridgeway LLC
Dawson Resources
Dayton Industrial
Dell Computer Corp**
Direct Air Systems Inc
Direct Mechanical LLC
Direct Resource Inc
Direct Solutions
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***
Heska Corp
Hewlett-Packard Co**
Idegy Inc**
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
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*
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**
Progress Supply
Qiagen Inc*
Questar Inc
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*
Sherwin-Williams Co
Shital Sub(Subway Catering)
Shumsky Promotional**
Smile Promotions**
Smith & Wollensky
Solutions Staffing
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***
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