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Suppliers provide goods or services to your business. A supplier can be either a Wholesaler or a Contractor.

When creating a supplier, you can include multiple contacts (e.g. Sales staff or Contracting staff) and multiple locations (usually wholesale store locations). AroFlo also includes a pre-built list of the most common suppliers within Australia.

For accounting purposes, suppliers may also be called Creditors.

 To create a new supplier:

  1. Go to Create > Supplier.
  2. Enter Company / Reference Name, First Name and Last Name (required fields).



  3. Select the appropriate trading terms (used for purchasing).
  4. Enter phone numbers and email address.
  5. Enter addition information as needed.
  6. Enter the supplier's primary address into the Company Address section.

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  7. If you have multiple business units, select which one(s) this supplier should be available in.
  8. Click Save.

Duplicate Supplier Names

When you create a supplier with a Company/Reference Name that already exists, a warning message will appear with the options to 'View the Existing Supplier', 'Save Supplier' or 'Cancel'.

If you use an accounting integration link, we recommend you check your accounting package to see if it accepts duplicate Supplier names.

Add contacts and locations

Each supplier can have multiple contacts and locations. Contacts may be sales staff or subcontractor employees.

Wholesale suppliers may have different shop, warehouse or office locations. Multiple locations can be created for each supplier to allow ordering of stock directly from a specific location and to help Field users to find the nearest supplier location when out on the road.

To create a new contact:

  1. Go to Manage > Suppliers.
  2. Select the Supplier from the list.
  3. Click the down arrow beside the View button and select Contacts.
  4. Click Create Contact (top right).
  5. Enter Given Name and Surname (required fields). AroFlo creates a user name but you can change it.
  6. Enter additional information as needed (e.g. position, phone, mobile).
  7. Click Add.


To create a new location:

  1. Go to Manage > Suppliers.
  2. Select the Supplier from the list
  3. Click the down arrow beside the View button and select Locations.
  4. Click Create Location.
  5. Enter the Address (required field).

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  6. Enter additional information as needed.

  7. Click Save.

Pre-built suppliers and locations

AroFlo provides a list of pre-built supplier information for a number of popular wholesale suppliers within Australia.

To create a new supplier using the pre-built list:

  1. Go to Create > Supplier.
  2. Beside the Company / Reference Name field, click the  (Select Prebuilt Supplier) icon.
  3. Select the supplier from the list.

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  4. Select the supplier location(s).

    Use the search boxes at the top to filter the list by Location, Suburb or State.

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  5. Click Save. The locations will be saved in the background and you will see them when you next create a purchase order for this supplier.
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Feature access

Parts of this feature are included in AroFlo Go.