To learn more about the functionality of Slack Notifications, please read the entire series of articles accessed at the side and bottom of this page.
- Setting up Slack Notifications in Checkfront
- Integrating Slack Notifications with Slack
- Testing the Slack Notifications Integration
Which plans include this feature?
Where can I find this feature using the top menu?
Manage > Integrations > Communication
What more do I need to use this feature?
- You need a Slack account. Sign Up Now!
Which Checkfront version supports this feature - classic, new or both?
- This feature is available in both our classic version using items (Inventory > Items) and our newest version using products (Inventory > Products). → Learn more about products
About SlackBack to top
Slack is a cloud-based team collaboration tool enabling communities, groups, or teams to join through a specific URL or invitation sent by a team admin or owner.
Channels are created where team members communicate without email or group SMS (texting). They are open to everyone in the chat, provided they have first been invited to join.
These channels can also be configured to receive booking notifications from your Checkfront account. When a booking is made in your Checkfront system, the allocated Slack channel receives a notification, alerting you to the new reservation.
Creating a channel in SlackBack to top
You may already have a channel created in Slack, which you want to use for the notifications.
If so, you can skip this step, but if you're new to Slack and need direction on creating a new channel, please read on.
Creating a new channel is a straightforward process. After logging into Slack, please take a look at the left sidebar for the Channels section.
To the right of this is an icon, depicted by a plus sign. Click on this to create your new channel.
- The first information you need to provide is a name for the channel. This can be whatever you like, but it's best to keep it short, sweet, and easily recognizable. The channel name begins with a hashtag, but this is automatically added for you.
- You can enter an optional Description for the channel. This is just a description of what the channel is used for.
- Next, click the Make private switch at the bottom to keep the group private. The switch turns green with a checkmark when private mode is selected.
- Finally, you can share a channel outside your organization by selecting the Share outside... checkmark.
- When you're satisfied with your channel settings, click the Create button at the bottom.
Once the channel is created, and if you wish to invite other team members to join the channel, an Add people to... window appears where you can search for them by name. This is not required and can be skipped to advance immediately to the channel you created.