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Top Stories • February 2017
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Customer Spotlight:
Department of Psychology

Dr. Nicola Grissom is no stranger to stress. In fact, as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, she’s spent her career studying its effects. 

But in December 2016, Nicola found herself in a stressful situation. She had ordered equipment for her new lab at Elliot Hall. What she didn’t know was that the equipment was being shipped in two massive 5 foot by 5 foot crates—too big to be delivered by UPS. Like the mice she uses for research, she found herself stressed. How would she get the equipment to her labs?

Luckily, U Market Services was there to help. 

Read more.
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New to U Market—
Promotional Items & Expanded Apparel Options

As the contracted supplier for uniforms and apparel,
One 2 One Marketing has always provided branded apparel for the University. But now you can find even more clothing options to fit your specific needs.

Fleece jackets, hooded sweatshirts and cardigans are just a few of the branded apparel options you can now find on U Market. 

One 2 One has also added branded promotional items. Whether you need a pen with the name of your department or a tote bag with the University logo, One 2 One has got you covered. And don’t forget—they’re a targeted supplier!

To search for apparel or promotional items, just click on
One 2 One’s logo in U Market under “Office Products, Uniforms & Apparel.” Or search for your item and
select “One 2 One” from the filter menu on the left-hand side.
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Sigma Aldrich now MilliporeSigma

Another U Market scientific supplier merger!

EMD Millipore and Sigma-Aldrich have come together as MilliporeSigma. MilliporeSigma now offers a combined portfolio that includes over 300,000 products. 

Look for their new logo on U Market under "Lab Supplies
and Equipment."
If you've ever ordered products from Innovative Office Solutions and seen this message on your packing list, "Unvail, Check Other Facs to Order," have no fear! There is no problem with your order.

This message means that the specific product couldn't be shipped next day and will be coming from a different Innovative Office facility. Rest assured that your product is in transit and will be delivered as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about your order, don't hesitate to contact U Market Customer Support at 612-624-4878 or email
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In an effort to help you find targeted suppliers more easily, U Market has revamped the home screen.

When you first log into U Market, scroll down to the last row of tiles. There you will find the section "Targeted & Small Business Suppliers." Click on any of these targeted suppliers to begin searching for their products.

These suppliers' tiles can still be found in their usual product categories above, but they have been duplicated to help you find targeted suppliers more quickly.
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Denis Larson

Denis Larson is a Category Manager at Purchasing Services, specializing in the management of maintenance, repair and operating supplies for facilities. He meets regularly with four U Market suppliers: Fastenal, Grainger, Graybar and Home Depot to review sales trends and explore possibilities to expand the use of U Market.
Denis is always seeking opportunities to improve the U Market customer experience. One recent example is the addition of a detailed appliance catalog to Home Depot’s PunchOut site. When Denis can’t personally improve the customer experience, he appreciates the additional staff dedicated to lending a hand.
“It is very helpful to have the good team at U Market Customer Support,” Denis says. “They help ensure a good experience for the U Market customer!"
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