FlashCart makes me pick a commodity. How do I know which one to choose?

Use the code that best describes what you are purchasing, not what you are purchasing for. For example, food should be categorized as “food”, not as “organizations or clubs” because you purchased food for a club.

There are certain nuisances, however. Pens, for example. A pen that is not descript and used during normal office operations is an office supply. A pen, with a Kent State logo or event name, purchased usually in a large quantity as a give-away item, is a promotional supply. A pen that is not descript but isn't intended for office use, may be considered an event management item.

Contact Procurement for further discussion!