By default, Checkfront operates in reservation only mode. This means no payment is required for a customer to complete a booking. This is the simplest setup as it requires no third-party payment processing. If you would like to take advantage of real-time payment processing, you must first enable a payment gateway. Checkfront integrates with many popular payment gateways including Stripe, Paypal, and Authorize.net.
You can enable a payment gateway directly under the Payment tab (Manage > E-Commerce) in your Checkfront dashboard. Not all payment gateways will be available, depending on the country you are in. When you arrive at the payment tab, we will display all recommended gateways based on your locale.
The E-Commerce page in your dashboard is split into two main sections: Payment, Settings, and Taxes.
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Just below this are two links to view any other payment gateways that are also available. Clicking the first of these links will reveal the gateways that are available to your locale. You will also see any active gateways here, which are highlighted in blue.
The second link will reveal all other payment gateways that are currently integrated with Checkfront. This includes the test payment gateway that can be used to test the payment system without connecting to a live account.
To activate a payment gateway, click on its tile and fill out the required credentials.
Once you've done this, move on to the next tab in the e-commerce screen to configure your e-commerce settings.