Ordering Through an eProcurement System

Purchasing products from the Fisher Scientific channel through an eProcurement System can be done either via hosted catalog or punchout system.

Learn more about our eProcurement Integration Solutions.

How to Order Through a Punchout System

We’ve made it easy to order products through your punchout system. Simply follow these steps to place your order.  

  1. Sign in to your institution's marketplace and click on the Fisher Scientific icon on your dashboard.
  2. Search for or browse to the products you’d like to purchase and add them to your cart. You can also add items to your cart from a quote. Learn how to order with a web quote.
  3. When you’re ready to check out, click the shopping cart icon located on the blue bar at the top of the site.
  4. Review your order. If you need to edit or add new items to your order, click anywhere to continue shopping.
  5. At this point, you can enter a promo code or quote number. Please note, promotions are not available to all accounts.
  6. Click Return Cart to Purchasing Application to complete the transaction through your marketplace.

Account Dashboard Features Available to Punchout Customers

When signed in, choose My Account from the Account drop down menu to quickly access information about your orders or use ordering tools.

  • View the status of your open orders, a history of previous orders, and invoices
  • Manage your email notification preferences and, depending on your account permissions, notifications for other users
  • View your favorite products saved under My Lists
  • Access your web quotes

Punchout vs. Hosted Catalog

While a punchout system provides a direct and dynamic link to fishersci.com for shopping and adding to cart, hosted catalogs allow you to upload a catalog of items from your suppliers and stay within your purchasing platform when making a purchase from the Fisher Scientific channel.

Here are some additional key differences to keep in mind.

Punchout System

Hosted Catalog

Provider-hosted direct and dynamic link to fishersci.com with robust content and an enhanced shopping experience

Buyer-hosted convenient electronic ordering capability with product compilation updated on a custom basis (e.g., monthly, quarterly, semiannually, etc.)

Access to detailed product descriptions, technical documents, certificates, and MSDSs

Access to partial product descriptions with intermittent product updates, additions, and deletions

Access to real-time on-site inventory levels, product availability, order tracking, and pricing for quotes and promo codes


Access to account-specific information


Ability to apply quotes and generate My Lists (varies by account)


Ability to search for and browse to products



Ability to compare products across multiple suppliers