The User Profile and Shopping Cart
The User ProfileEvery BUY.IU user has the ability to customize their user profile. This user profile allows you to save account numbers, shipping addresses, cart assignees, and update notification preferences. These saved items are specific to you and are not visible to other users of BUY.IU and can be updated at any time.
We strongly recommend saving this information to your user profile prior to shopping. Review the written and video documentation below to get started.
DocumentationAccount - PDF document - Video (2 min. 28 sec.)
Addresses - PDF document - Video (2 min. 25 sec.)
Cart Assignees - PDF document - Video (1 min. 34 sec.)
Updating Notifications - Coming Soon!
Alerts in BUY.IU - Coming Soon!
Shopping CartsIn BUY.IU, every purchase begins in the Shopping Cart. The Shopping Cart represents a collection of items selected for purchase from a supplier. Until a Requisition is submitted, it exists as a draft Cart in BUY.IU.
There are two rules to keep in mind when building a Cart:
One supplier per CartThe information entered in the Shopping Cart and the Requisition result in a Purchase Order which is sent to the supplier to request goods and/or services. This means orders must be built for one supplier at a time. You are unable to submit Carts/Requisitions which contain more than one supplier. Refer to the Moving Items document to learn how to remove items from your Cart.
Cannot mix Catalog/Non-Catalog and Check Request ordersCatalog and Non-Catalog orders generate Purchase Orders which are sent to suppliers. Check Requests are forms attached to Requisitions which automate this process and result in immediate payment to the supplier. In either case, these orders begin in the Shopping Cart.
You are unable to mix Catalog/Non-Catalog and Check Request orders in the Cart because these orders behave so differently. You will see an error message like the ones below if you attempt to combine these items in your Cart:
when adding Catalog/Non-Catalog Item:
when adding a Check Request:
|[do not mix catalog image]||[do not mix check request image]|
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Refer to the Remove Items from Cart document to learn how to empty your cart
- Save a draft
- Locate a draft
- Copy a Requisition
- Cancel a Requisition
- Remove items from a Cart
- Delete a Cart
- Assigning Carts: When and How - Coming Soon!
Want to learn more? Attend a training or office hours session.
- Online (open to all campuses)
Regional staff may also contact your Campus Resource for additional support.
For questions related to BUY.IU and its procedures, contact the Purchasing Help Desk by email at email@example.com or call (812) 855-3720.