Within the portal you can send/receive messages to/from your trading partners. To access the Message Center, use the following steps:
1) Login to the portal and on the left hand side navigate to the Message Center drop down and click on Messages:
2) From there you will be taken to your inbox, where you can view messages and also create a New Message:
3) To create a new message, click on New Message and a pop up box will appear where you can compose your message by adding the Subject line, selecting your recipient from the drop down list, and then composing the body of your message, and then finally hitting send.
4) To view the messages you have, click on VIEW on the right hand side for the corresponding message you would like to read:
5) Once you hit VIEW, you will be taken to the next screen where the message will appear. From here, you can reply to the message if you would like: