This article will take you through what a Shop Supply is and how you can setup your Blackpurl so that the Shop Supplies will be automatically changed on a Customer Order at a certain set rate

What is a Shop Supply?

Shop Supply is a charge to the customer to recoup costs associate with the repair of the customer's unit

The Shop Supply relates to consumable items such as cleaners, top up oil or fluids, rags for clean up, solvents etc

These required items are purchased by the Dealer (usually in bulk) and are necessary to complete the repair properly and provide a good customer experience

Charging Shop Supplies on a Customer Order

We have allowed the ability for the Shop Supply to be:

  • charged as a fixed amount. For example, the Dealership wants to charge a set fee of $10 for Shop Supplies on each and every Service Job 

If this is what you are looking to do at your Dealership, here is the link to an article to setup and charge a fixed amount - What are Automatic Linked Fees / How to Setup Linked Fees


  • calculated as a percentage of the Labour Total or a fixed rate per labor hour

Both can be setup to be capped at a certain amount

Please continue reading this article as it will help with setup etc for this charge type of Shop Supplies 

Setup - How to charge a Shop Supply

  1. From the Blackpurl Header > click on User-added image and select System Settings

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  1. From the Setting Settings Dashboard > click on User-added image


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  1. On the Settings & Controls menu, clickUser-added imageon the Shop Supplies tab to open up that section:


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  1. Work your way through the options available and make your selections


Calculation Method
Use the User-added image to make your selection from:
  • Percentage of Labor Total 
  • Fixed Amount per hour 
  • Not Calculated  (No Shop Supply fee will be charged across the Dealership)

Supplies rate

  • If you selected Percentage of Labor Total in the first option, then in Supplies rate - you will need to key in what percentage you want to charge as Supply Fee
  • If you selected Fixed Amount per hour in the first option, then you will need to key in the amount you wish to charge as Supply Fee per hour 

Maximum per service job

Key in an amount that you wish to cap the Shop Supply for each Service Job

This means that if you have multiple Service Jobs, each shop supply for each service job will be capped at this amount
Applicable Fee

This is automatically set to SS - Shop Supplies
Itemized by Labor Code

If you have multiple Labor lines on a Customer Order, do you want the Shop Supply fee itemized for each Labour line

  1. Once completed, click on User-added image

Turning On the Shop Supply Fee

The Dealership will need to modify each relevant Labour / Labor Code record that they want the Shop Supplies to be charged on

Navigate to the relevant Labour / Labor Code record > then click on

From the Edit Labor window, there is a new option - Calculate Supplies

Use the indicator to mark if the Shop Supply is to be charged each time this Labor Code is selected on a Customer Order

Once Calculate Supplies is engaged, the Dealership then has a Supplies Detail field available to type free text which will appear on the Customer Order explaining the Shop Supplies

Once you have typed in the text, then hit ENTER on your keyboard for the text to hold.  If you have done it correctly, the text should look like this:

Remember to User-added image once you have finished

Result - each time this Labor Code is added to a Customer Order, a Shop Supply will be charged

Please Note:

By design Blackpurl will not charge Shop Supplies on Internal Service Jobs