Assign a Cart Orders in M-marketsite


M-marketsite browsers and others use the Assign a Cart feature to transfer (i.e., assign) a draft shopping cart to you to complete the M-marketsite eProcurement requisition (ePro req). In this procedure, you learn how to:

  • Retrieve an Assigned Cart
  • Return an Assigned Cart

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Important Information

To use this feature, you must have the following options selected in your M-marketsite User Profile. See Setting Up Your M-marketsite User Profile for instructions.

  • Cart Assigned Notice set to Email & Notification – Email notification and notification in M-marketsite of a draft cart assignment.
  • Receive PR and PO notifications for Carts Assigned to Me set to Email & Notification – Email notification and notification in M-marketsite when a Purchase Order (PO) has been dispatched to the supplier for an assigned cart.
    Note: This notification is different than the one that originates from M-Pathways, which alerts you when a PO has been built.

The system email is from and has a subject line of “A shopping cart has been assigned to you.” Do not reply to this email. If you have questions about the draft cart, contact the Cart Assigner.
Note: If the Cart Assigner set up his or her profile to receive Assigned Cart Processed Notification emails, (s)he will receive an email message after you, the Cart Assignee, have completed the order.

If you will be out of the office for a period of time, click the Assign Substitute link on the Shop > My Carts and Orders > View Draft Shopping Carts page to specify an alternate cart processor.

  • The substitute must be an ePro user.
  • Click End Substitution on the draft carts page upon your return to the office.

If the draft shopping cart has not been processed after five (5) days, a reminder email will be sent to both the Cart Assigner and Assignee. The email includes:

  • A summary of carts assigned by date.
  • Key information including cart number, name, supplier, and total.
  • A link to view the cart.


Homepage: Purchasing and Payments; Tile: Create Requisition. Click M-marketsite on the Web Suppliers tab.

Step-by-Step Process

  1. Click the Action Items icon.

    Marketsite Home page

  2. Click Carts Assigned to Me.
  3. Click the link in the Shopping Cart Name field to access the assigned draft cart under the heading Assigned Carts.

Note: Unless the cart is named by the assigner, the name is the date the cart was drafted, the assigner’s uniqname, and the cart number. The uniqname is followed by "browse" if the cart was created in the M-marketsite Browse Only website.

To Complete the M-marketsite ePro req:

  1. Accept or update the Quantity.

    Active Cart Shopping Cart

  2. Click Proceed to Checkout.
  3. Go to step 12 in Enter a M-marketsite Order to complete the ePro req.

To Return an Assigned Cart:

  1. Click Return Cart to send the cart back to the M-marketsite browser or user.

    Active Cart Shopping Cart

  2. Enter a specific reason for the return in the Note field.

    Return Cart

  3. Click Return.
  4. Review the Shopping Cart Information.
    Note: The M-marketsite browser or user will receive a notification that the cart has been returned. The cart will display on the Shop > My Carts and Orders > View Carts > Draft Carts page with the Returned Cart Returned cart icon.

Additional Information

If applicable, you may re-assign a draft cart to another M-marketsite user. Click Assign Cart on the Final Review page to search for a new assignee by their email address (e.g., or select one from those stored in your M-marketsite user profile.

Cart Assignees must have system access to create M-marketsite ePro reqs in M-Pathways.

Cart Assigners may withdraw (i.e., un-assign) a draft cart before you access it. The M-marketsite system does not send an email notification to the cart assignee when a draft cart is withdrawn.

See M-marketsite Overview and Features for field descriptions of the Draft Carts page in M-marketsite.