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Top Stories • November 2016
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Customizable One 2 One Marketing Items now on U Market

Need a specific polo embroidered with your department’s logo? How about a specialized tote bag with a particular message?

Now when you create a custom order with One 2 One Marketing, you can purchase these items directly through U Market. Custom orders are products not currently on U Market or items that need unique decoration or multiple imprint locations.

To place a custom order, email or contact your Account Manager. Once you’ve approved the order, One 2 One will send you a quote number. Copy and paste that quote number into U Market’s search bar and your item will appear—ready to be purchased. 

By ordering these custom products through U Market your process time will be reduced and you’ll receive direct shipping. Plus, you’ll receive the added benefits of U Market, such as electronic invoicing and negotiated contract pricing. If you need another incentive, One 2 One Marketing is a targeted supplier!

So don’t delay and place your custom order today.
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Dako North America, Inc. acquired by Agilent Technologies

Dako North America, Inc. has officially merged with Agilent Technologies. Dako products are now available only through Agilent on U Market.

For more information about the merger click here.
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Electronic Invoicing Saves Your Department Money

When you order an item through U Market you may have noticed how effortless the payment process is. Once your cart is ready just add your EFS chart string and delivery address and your job is done.

That’s because U Market’s invoicing system is seamlessly integrated with the University’s Enterprise Financial System (EFS). After you submit your cart and an EFS purchase order is created, U Market receives an invoice from the supplier and matches that to the EFS purchase order. It’s all electronic and overseen by a single staff person.

Last year we processed more than 158,000 invoices at an average cost of just 40 cents per invoice. Given the additional steps required (remember, no systems receiving is required for U Market purchases), we estimate that processing invoices outside of U Market is 10-20 times more expensive. From confirming the order was received to entering the receiving to navigating any vendor issues—the process is much more labor intensive. 

Just one more reason to order through U Market and save your department money.
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The Power of Document Search

U Market has a powerful (yet simple) search function you can use to find a variety of useful purchase information.

Using Document Search, you can look up any and all U Market related records. This includes any of past carts, purchase orders or invoices.

Follow this easy How-To Guide and give it a shot.
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Tom Quinn

Tom Quinn is the Assistant Director of U Market Services and manages the department's Communications/Marketing, Technology and Purchasing efforts.

In addition to leading the U Market Users Group, Tom is an integral member of a cross-departmental team, which manages and monitors all things U Market. Tom established the University’s first e-procurement system, U Stores, in 1997 and has been working to increase its usability and efficiency ever since.
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