The Medline PunchOut program supports online purchasing systems, which are common in business-to-business (B2B) environments.
‘PunchOut’ is an industry terminology for purchasing supplies through the internet using an intermediary purchasing system. Business customers can select Medline.com through their purchasing system, and purchase on Medline.com on behalf of their business. These pages provide information and instructions for administrators, PunchOut users (sometimes called ‘requisitioners’ in the industry), and technical administrators.
Note: The Help Guide assumes that you have an account with Medline. If you do not have an account please contact the Medline Helpdesk
The PunchOut process involves a few basic steps. An employer-designated PunchOut user selects Medline.com in their purchasing system. Next, they shop on Medline.com, add products to the Cart, and submit the Cart for order approval. With PunchOut, the order approval workflow occurs within the purchasing system.
After receiving the Cart, the purchasing system automatically creates a purchase order (PO) number based on the item and quantity in the Cart. Next, it sends the purchase order to Medline through its technical systems.