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Top Stories • March 2017
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The Power of U Market Stock

The advantages of buying from U Market Stock are many. Since the products are kept on-hand in our warehouse, you always receive free shipping and fast delivery. But did you know U Market Stock items also offer some of the best prices?

Take batteries, for instance. U Market Stock battery prices have remain unchanged since 2012. If you search for batteries on U Market you’ll find our prices are less than half of most major suppliers.

U Market estimates that the University will order more than 35,000 batteries in 2017. Imagine the impact if people like you bought these little power cells directly through U Market Stock? Departments and the University at large would save thousands of dollars.

To be sure you’re finding some of the best prices on
U Market, just copy and paste one of these item numbers
into the search bar.
  • AA Battery - GE40177
  • AAA Battery - GE40178
  • C Battery - GE40176
  • D Battery - GE40175
  • 9 Volt Battery - GE40180
Or, when searching for batteries, click on “U Market Stock” under "Supplier" on the left-hand side of your search results.
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New  Contract—Better Prices

Whether you need shovels and garden tools for a field project or paint and drop cloths for some touch-ups around the office, Grainger has got you covered. And now you can purchase items like these on U Market at even better prices. 

Under U Market’s new Grainger contract, a 10 to 15 percent base discount has been applied to the entire catalog of items. In addition, specific item categories offer even greater discounts. Electrical Supplies have been discounted from 10 to 25 percent, Outdoor Equipment from 10 to 20 percent and Paint Equipment/Supplies from 10 to 18 percent.
Get in on these great U Market prices by punching out
to Grainger’s website under “Facilities/MRO Equipment
& Supplies.”
Want an ETA for a product you ordered? Need to make a return? Trouble finding what you're looking for? U Market Customer Support is the first stop in getting your questions answered.

If you have a specific issue with a supplier or their product, we can help with that too. We know the best people to contact for each supplier to get your problems solved and alleviate your concerns.

Whenever you need us—we're here. Contact U Market Support by calling 612-624-4878 or emailing
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Duane Johnson

Duane Johnson is a U Market Services Buyer and U Market Catalog Administrator.

Working with more than a dozen vendors, such as Fisher Scientific and Genesee Scientific, he helps administer contracts and pricing for various categories of products
on U Market.

Duane also helps manage U Market Stock. Whether he's troubleshooting logistics issues with suppliers or correcting purchase orders, Duane is integral in ensuring customers get the right products at the right price.

As one of the newest team members, Duane says he enjoys, "the camaraderie I see every day working at U Market."
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