UMass BuyWays

Roles

Shopper
At UMass Lowell all employees can shop in the UMass BuyWays system. Shoppers can create a shopping cart in one of our preferred vendor’s catalogs, or add items to a shopping cart they create with any of our thousands of vendors. Once a Shopper has created a cart, they then forward it to a Requisitioner to process.

Requisitioner 
Requisioners are the trained experts in the UMass BuyWays system who help move shopping carts to requisitions and purchase orders on behalf of the Shoppers they support on campus. If you do not know who your designated Requisitioner is, please contact us.

Approver
Approvers are the designated financial administrators for your department (or Specialty Approvers for unique or hazardous items). In the UMass BuyWays system, Approvers will electronically approve orders.