January 25, 2016

HP (Hewlett Packard) is now in eStores My Quote for maintenance and service agreements. AT&T and Dell will join later this month.

The following eStores suppliers are also in My Quote: Martin Carpet, Orkin, Grass Groomers and JC Ehrlich. Their previously available hosted catalogs have been retired as of today Monday, January 25.

For a list of our eStores My Quote vendors with their contact information, click the link to the User Guides and download the PDF to your desktop, My Quote Vendor Contact List.

Stores will offer distilled water beginning February 1st:

OSU Stores will take over the distribution of distilled water on behalf of DS Services, effective Monday, February 1st. See below for the Stores item numbers and descriptions that will be available in the Stores catalog when the change is in place. DS Services will continue to offer distilled water to the Regional campus customers.

Coming to eStores in February 2016:

Supplier website from 1-800-Flowers

University Flowers—hosted catalog

All in Bloom—hosted catalog

Eight fire suppression catalogs

Six dessert and snack catalogs

Upgraded Dell website including the standard configurations and a quote link for custom orders.

eStores Mid-Year Activity:

$41.7M in orders were placed through eStores in the first half of this fiscal year on 72,597 purchase orders, 61.6% of all purchase orders issued in that time period. Current eStores spend is 25% above that of the FY15 spend in the same time period.

January 19, 2016

HP (Hewlett Packard) is newly added to eStores My Quote for maintenance and service agreements. AT&T and Dell will join later this month.

The following eStores suppliers are also moving to My Quote: Martin Carpet, Orkin, Grass Groomers and JC Ehrlich. Their previously available hosted catalogs will be retired on Friday, January 22.

December 18, 2015
Updated IE11 User Guide

eStores has update our IE11 User Guide to include steps to enable eRequest website compatibility mode in IE11. Click the following link to download a PDF copy to your desktop:

New to My Quote:

Live Technologies: AVTV
IBM: Computer Equipment Maintenance Agreements

Coming to My Quote in January 2016: Maintenance Agreements

DELL: Computer Equipment
AT&T: Telephone Equipment
Hewlett Packard (HP): Computer Equipment

December 7, 2015
eStores Now Linked from Purchasing Landing Page

The eStores website is now accessible through the Purchasing website landing page. The eStores page is updated regularly with new information about supplier catalogs and other changes in eStores. Additional links are available for supplier website user guides, online return forms, and freight terms for specific eStores suppliers as well as updates for the Regional campuses. Bookmark the eStores website eStores website today.

Contact the eStores Team at or (614) 292-2694
Purchasing Landing Page

Hosted Catalog for PEMCo Thermal
PEMCo Thermal, provider of predictive maintenance services, is now available as an eStores hosted catalog.
PEMCo Thermal Contract Book Page

November 23, 2015
Staples Advantage Comes to eStores on November 30th

On Monday, November 30, Staples Advantage will join eStores with a supplier website featuring thousands of office products at a significant discount.

The new catalog includes links for each user to view order history and build shopping lists of frequently ordered products.

Contact Sherry Huegel in Purchasing at or (614) 688-4415 with questions about the new contract.

Contact Christine Cihon of the eStores Team at or (614) 688-8285 with questions regarding the catalog.

November 9, 2015

This article shares the availability of a new Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) Browser Setup Guide for the benefit of eRequest and eStores users. The guide can be found on the eStores site by accessing the eStores user guide page and clicking the subsequent “Internet Explorer IE11 Setup Guide” link to view or download a PDF copy.

While IE9 is currently the preferred browser version to use with Ohio State’s Financials System, for users who have to use IE11, the information in the guide will improve your eStores and eRequest experience.


eStores has updated our My Quote user guide and Customer Communication email.

To view updates to the My Quote user guide, access the eStores user guide page and click the “My Quote User Guide” link.

In addition, the eStores team has also updated our Customer Communication email from OSU/Prodigo to better streamline the quote approval process:

Please login to the OSU eRequest system ( to select your quote:

•From the eRequest page click on the red eStores icon
•Select the supplier websites link on the right side of the page
•Select the eStores My Quote link from the alphabetical listing
•Enter the quote # provided in the email from OSU/Prodigo
•Click on the quote number to open and view the quote
•Click the checkout box to complete the transaction
•You will receive the following message: “are you sure you want to approve this?” Click [OK]
•Click the [Checkout] button to pull the quote into eRequest
•Complete and submit your eRequest for approval.


A new hosted catalog for Marsha’s Homemade Buckeyes will be available in eStores as a Specialty Desserts and Candies Specialty Desserts and Candies supplier on Monday, November 9.

Later this month, Live Technologies, supplier of audio visual and TV services, will be available in My Quote.

October 12, 2015
Placing Catering orders through eStores

University Purchasing and the eStores Team are recommending that a few best practices be followed when placing catering orders through eStores. OSU customers are advised to contact the supplier Account Manager in advance of an event to request a quote for catering services or equipment rental. It is also important to confirm pricing and availability with the supplier for the date and time of your event before creating any orders in eRequest. The quote number and other references should be included in the “Business Purpose” section of the eRequest. The supplier will need this information to match the PO to the event on their side. Sending orders without prior contact with the supplier may not be filled because of the supplier’s existing prior commitments.

Contract Book Catering Website Pages:

Each catering service and equipment rental supplier has a page in the Contract book on the Purchasing website. Ordering details, features/benefits and supplier contact information can be found on each page. See the links below:

Catering Rental

New to eStores My Quote:

Bartha, supplier of audiovisual equipment
Optics, supplier of Ophthalmology and Optometry equipment
Crown, provider of material handling equipment and supplies

New to eStores Hosted Catalogs:

Russell Stover, provider of specialty desserts and candies

Coming Soon to My Quote:

Live Technologies, provider of audiovisual equipment

Coming Soon as an eStores Punchout Catalog:

1-800Flowers, supplier of flowers and floral services

September 28, 2015
B&H Photo Holiday Schedule: B&H Photo will be closed the following dates:

Closed at 1:00PM on September 27th and will remain closed till October 6, 2015 for Succos

Coming Soon to eStores in October:


Bartha: Audiovisual equipment
Optics: Ophthalmology and Optometry equipment and supplies
Crown: Material handling equipment and supplies
Live Technologies: Audiovisual equipment

Punchout Catalogs

1-800Flowers: Flowers and floral services

September 14, 2015
B&H Photo Holiday Schedule: B&H Photo will be closed the following dates:

September 13th – 15th, 2015 for Rosh Hashanah

September 22nd and 23rd, 2015 for Yom Kippur

Closes at 1:00PM on September 27th and will remain closed till October 6, 2015 for Succos

New to eStores Electronic Dispatch (EDX):

Integrated Work Solutions and Continental Office are now receiving purchase orders through eStores electronically (EDX) instead of fax.

Coming soon to eStores My Quote:

Bartha Visual: Audiovisual equipment
Optics Inc: Ophthalmology and Optometry equipment and supplies

EE Ward Punchout Catalog removed from eStores:

EE Ward Moving & Storage punchout catalog has been removed from eStores. All orders may now be placed through My Quote.

EE Ward is a certified minority business enterprise (MBE) on the Inter-University Council contract #UN15-030. EE Ward provides both office and residential moving services. EE Ward is joining five existing moving services suppliers in My Quote including Accelerated Moving & Storage, Andrews Moving, Corrigan Moving, Herlihy Moving and Mayflower Moving.

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

eStores Suppliers
Supplier Websites:
American Solutions for Business(Direct)
Applied Industrial Technologies
B&H Photo, Video & Pro Audio
Complete Book & Media Supply
Continental Office
Govconnection Inc
Graybar Electric Co
Henry Schein Inc
Insight Public Sector
Integrated Workspace Solutions LLC
McKesson Medical Surgical
NAPA Auto Parts
Owens & Minor Inc
Qiagen Inc
Santa Cruz Biotechnology Inc
School Specialty Inc
World Wide Technology(WWT)

Punch Out Sites Capable of eQuote Downloads:
American Solutions for Business(Quote)
CDW Government Inc
Clara I Brown Interiors
Continental Office
Dell Computer Corp
Dupler Office
Express Promotions
Fastenal Co
Fisher Scientific
G&G Outfitters Inc
Golden Star Promotions
Hewlett-Packard Co
Idegy Inc
King Business Interiors
Life Technologies
Loth Inc
Netech Corp
Outreach Promotional Solutions
Proforma TCL Inc
Shumsky Promotional
Smile Promotions
Sunshine Promotions

My Quote:
Accelerated Moving & Storage
Accent Drapery Co Inc
Agilent Technologies
Andrews Moving & Storage
B&B Microscope
Beckman Coulter
CentraComm Communications LLC
Continental Office Commercial Flooring
Corrigan Moving Systems
D&D Commercial Cleaning
EE Ward Moving & Storage Co LLC
Fisher Scientific
Fortner Upholstering Inc
Grass Groomers
Herlihy Moving & Storage Inc
Hewlett Packard
JC Ehrlich
King Business Interiors
Live Technologies
Martin Carpet Cleaning
Mayflower Transit Inc
Microfridge (Intirion Corp)
Nikon Instruments
Ohio Valley
Orkin LLC
O’Neil Tents & Party Supplies
Precision Industrial Services
Radiant Technology
RSFI Office Furniture
Sound Com Systems
Spectra Contract Flooring
Standard Textile
Steris Corporation
Sunbelt Rentals
Supergames & Adventure Education Center
The Remi Group
Univ Sleep Products Inc

Hosted Catalogs:
Abbott Labs (Animal Health)
Abcam Inc
Adriatico’s Pizza
Advanced Turf Solutions Inc.
Agilent Technologies
Air Force One
AK Painting
All Occasions Catering Equipment
All Team Staffing
Ameripride Linen & Apparel Services
Apex Systems
Aramark Refreshment Services
Asian Concepts (Mark Pi's)
Au Bon Pain Co Inc
AVI Food Systems Inc
B&C Communications
Ballreich's Potato Chips & Snacks
Beckman Coulter
Berwick Party House Inc
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc
Black Diamond Casino Games
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
Central Ohio Medical Textiles(COMTEX)
Cheryl & Co
City Barbeque Inc
Color Consultants
Columbus Window Cleaning Company
Connie Duglin Specialty Linen
Contractors Choice - 3 Catalogs(New, Reconditioned, Rental)
Creative Cuisine
Crop Production Services
Cummins Bridgeway LLC
Dako North American
Dawson Resources
Dayton Industrial
Direct Air Systems Inc
Direct Resource Inc
Diversity Search Group
Donatos Pizza Catering
DS Services of Amer Inc
Economy Linen & Towel Service
Elford Inc
Event Source
Ferguson Construction Co
Globe Window Cleaning Inc
Goldtech of Ohio(Loeb distributor)
Hanover Uniform Co
Henry Schein Animal Health
Hertz Equipment Rental
Heska Corp
Huron Consulting
Impressed Dry Cleaning
Insight Global
Interior Supply Inc
J&J Painting
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
Johnson Controls Inc
Jones Lumber Co
Kendrick Mollenauer Painting
Ketchum & Walton Co
Lasting Impressions
Lepi Enterprises Inc
Levy Premium Foodservice
LGC Associates
Lombardi Water Management Inc
Lowe's Home Improvement Ctr
Lunch Co
Lusk Group
M White Dental
Made From Scratch
Martin Painting & Coating Co.
Marsha's Homemade Buckeyes
Metro Cuisine
Metropolitan Environmental Services Inc
MWI Veterinary Supply Co
Navigator Management Partners
Nesco Resource
Ohio CAT
Ohio Electric Services
Ohio Heating & Refrigeration
Page Construction
Panera Bread
Passion Works Studio
Patterson Dental Co
PEMCo Thermal
Peterson Lawn Care & Landscape Maintenance
Peterson Thermal Equipment Co
Pipe Valves Inc
Pizza Rustica
Porta Kleen
PPG Architectural Finishes
Premier Dental Products
Premier General Construction LLC
Pro-Flow Plumbing & Drain Cleaning
ProTeam Solutions Inc.
Progress Supply
Questar Inc
Quick Solutions
Rhoads Construction Inc
Roberts Service Group Inc
Roche Diagnostics - Applied Science
Roger Elliott Co
Romanoff Group
RW Setterlin Building Co
Russell Stover
S&G Rental
Sandel Corp
Sauer Technical Services
Service Extraordinaire Inc.
Sherwin-Williams Co
Shital Sub(Subway Catering)
Smith & Wollensky
Solutions Staffing
Sophisticated Systems Inc.
SPS Medical Supply Corp
States Electric Co Inc
Steven’s Catering
Synergy Mechanical Contractors
T-rriffic Table Linens
Taylor & Sons Equipment Company
Teemok Construction Inc
Top Consulting
TP Mechanical Contractors Inc
Trane Columbus
Two Caterers Inc
Waters Corp
Wiser Transformations
Worly Plumbing Supply Inc
WW Williams Midwest Inc
Z Cucina
Zimmer Dental