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Shopping Using Punch‐Out Catalogs What’s different in UD Exchange?Central Shopping Hub Previously, UD employees shopped directly from vendor websites with their Procurement Cards, sometimes missing out on special contracted pricing, or inadvertently shopping with vendors who were not the exclusive supplier for UD in certain product categories
In UD Exchange, employees have access to UD contracted suppliers as well as other popular vendors all in one place. Billing is handled centrally by Procurement Services, and allocation and approval is completed before the order is placed
1 Shopping Using Punch‐Out Catalogs• Catalog shopping in UD Exchange can be accomplished using hosted or punch‐out catalogs. These catalogs have UD‐specific items and prices offered by UD‐ contracted suppliers
• Punch‐out catalogs are maintained on the suppliers’ websites and accessed from within UD Exchange
• The punch‐out catalog shopping experience is different from supplier to supplier
• Punch‐out catalogs are created and maintained by each supplier so the exact steps of how to search, shop and add items to your shopping cart will vary
2 Suppliers with a punch-out catalog are marked with a gray squareicon with an arrow in it
From your Shopping Home page, select a supplier by clicking onthe tile with the supplier’s logo or name
3 Punch‐outs will always have an option to cancelYou will automatically be connected to the supplier’s punch-out. to return to UD Exchange
4 Search for the item using the punch-out catalog’s functionality
5 1. Locate the appropriate item and enter the Quantity2. Click Add to Cart
Continue to shop and add items to your shopping cart, if needed
1 2 6 When you are finished shopping and ready to checkout, go to your shopping cart
7 Review your order and select Continue to Checkout
8 1You will be returned to your UD Exchange shopping cart1. Enter a unique shopping Cart Name to easily identify or search for your shopping cart. For example: “Gel Pens order from Mason” 9 Additional Features• Adding Favorites – generally speaking, punch‐out items cannot be saved as favorites because they are accessed on the supplier’s website, unless that supplier offers an option to save the favorite on their website
• Advanced Search – sometimes punch‐out items will return in results from an Advanced Search. This is because those suppliers use “Level Two” punch‐outs
10 To search for items across all UD hosted catalogs, go to Shopping > Advanced Search 11
In UD Exchange, employees have access to UD contracted suppliers as well as other popular vendors all in one place. Microsoft PowerPoint - UDX Shopping Using Punch-Out …
Integrating PunchOut catalogs into your software instantly propels you ahead of many of your online competitors, the ones within that top 20%. This one feature can expand your reach to even more clients and make you one of the most convenient and flexible suppliers around. What are Some Other Benefits of PunchOut Catalogs?
Punchout is a popular procurement automation tool in the B2B sector. In this article, I will explain how it works, its advantages and disadvantages, and how to integrate it with a modern ecommerce portal. How Does a Punchout Catalog Work? What Format Are PunchOut Catalogs? What Is the PunchOut e-Procurement System?
Online stores may also enable this connection by integrating their eCommerce software with a PunchOut catalog application. Either way, the software makes use of data transfer protocols, also known as “PunchOut protocols,” to plug an eProcurement system directly to an online store’s product catalogue.
The idea of punchout is to export a product catalog from the supplier's ERP system or website to the buyer's ERP system or e-procurement application for convenient corporate purchasing.