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Should you have any questions while using Express marketplace, SMART Systems integration, or about our purchasing program please contact us at:
[email protected]
888-739-3289 (ask for “Help with Express”)

Help is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time (excluding holidays)

Steps for SMART Systems integration

To initiate integration with SMART Systems in your district, please complete the following steps:

  1. Within your district’s SMART Systems, create “Express” as a vendor.
  2. Email your request for integration to [email protected] with the following information:
    a. Express Vendor Code
    b. School District Name
    c. A Primary Phone Number for Your School District
    d. Email Address (A school contact if there would be any issues)
    e. Which Region you belong to:
    1. Region 1 – Moorhead
    2. Region 2 – Duluth
    3. Region 3 – St. Cloud
    4. Region 4 – Marshall
    5. Region 5 – Mankato

After this information is received, we will provide your Region’s office with the vendor code, username, and password required for them to set your district up with Smart Systems Integration.

Please note: If you are in Regions 1-4, you will also need to update your vendor code.
The SMART Systems update, in late 2017, allows Express to create purchase requests within SMART to the specific vendors rather than the general MSC Express vendor.
For a smooth vouchering process, please update the vendor codes for the vendors (listed below) available through Express.
Instructions are below. For help with updating the vendor codes, reach out to your SMART Systems rep.
Here are instructions for updating a vendor, taken from the SMART Systems Users’ Manual

Changing a Vendor
If the vendor code is known…

  1. Go to Purchase Orders > Vendor Setup > Vendor.
  2. Enter the Vendor Code and click Find.

Click on the CPC/Express link field and enter the correct code from below. Click the Save button.

If the vendor code is NOT known…

  1. Purchase Orders > Vendor Setup > Vendor Summary
  2. The Vendor Summary screen appears.
  3. Click the Find button. All active vendors appear. To view inactive vendors, uncheck the “Only Active Data” box in the lower right hand corner.
  4. To display the vendor list in a different order, go to Edit > Sort…
    1. The Sort Entry screen appears.
    2. To display the list in numeric order by vendor code, select the term “Code” in the top expression.
    3. To display the list in alphabetical order by vendor name, select the term “Name” in the top expression.
  5. Click on the line containing the vendor you would like to change. The line becomes highlighted.
  6. Click the Detail button. The Vendor screen appears. The screen contains information about the vendor.
  7. Click on the CPC/Express link field and enter the correct code from below. Click the Save button.

This list shows the Express vendors and their corresponding new vendor code.

Supplier NameExternal ID
Best Plumbing Specialties, Inc. 1000020
Bio Corporation 1000033
BioFit 1000021
Blick Art Materials 1000026
Busch Systems1000027
CDWG 1000001
Complete Book & Media 1000032
Continental Clay 1000002
Facility Solutions Group (FSG)1000022
H&B Specialized Products, Inc. 1000028
Hillyard 1000029
Innovative Office Solutions 1000004
Lakeshore Learning 1000005
Mackin Educational Resources 1000018
Midwest Technology Products 1000008
MNJ Technologies 1000009
Nasco 1000010
National Business Furniture 1000019
NDR Cables & Networks 1000011
Paper 101 1000037
Pitsco Education 1000031
Rapids Wholesale Equipment1000024
Really Good Stuff 1000013
School Health 1000014
School Specialty 1000015
Schutt Sports 1000025
Tierney Brothers 1000016

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How to Order (Staff)

How to Process Orders (Order Processing/Finance Office)


Support and Questions

Should you have any questions while using Express marketplace, SMART Systems integration, or about our purchasing program please contact us at:
[email protected]
888-739-3289 (ask for “Help with Express”)

Help is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time (excluding holidays)