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 gets 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, look at the left sidebar menu for a plus (+) sign. Click on this and then select Channel in the pop-up menu that shows to create your new channel.
1. 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. Click Next when done.
2. Decide on the visibility for your channel, either Public or Private. Public means anyone in your Slack organization, and private means only specific people.
3. When satisfied with your channel settings, click the Create button at the bottom or choose Back to change the channel name.
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.