Learn how the Hosted Customer Booking Page works, including generating a Book Now button and the supported URL arguments that can be added.
Which plans include this feature?
Legacy: Soho, Pro, Plus, Enterprise, Flex
New: Starter, Growth, Managed | Learn more about our new plans or how to change your plan.
Where can I find this feature using the top menu?
- Configure: Manage > Integrations or Manage > Layout > Booking Page
- Access: Via URL or Staff-side from Customers > Customer Booking Page
What prerequisites are there?
- Available by default on your account! Admin permissions are needed to access Integration and Layout settings.
Which Checkfront version supports this feature - classic, new, or both?
- The Hosted Customer Booking Page feature is available to both those using items (Inventory > Items), a key feature of our classic version of Checkfront, and those using products (Inventory > Products), a key feature of our newest version of Checkfront.
New to Checkfront - Products ✨
With our newest version of Checkfront, we have added P=products (Inventory > Products) as the successor to items (Inventory > Items).
Are you interested in migrating to our newest version? Please reach out to our Technical Support team for more information.
Hosted Customer Booking Page OverviewBack to top
Our hosted Customer Booking Page is a quick and secure way to accept bookings without needing a website or additional setup.
Just add the link provided to your website to direct Customers to your secure booking page.
This link is available by default on your account by adding /reserve/ to your Checkfront URL, for example:
The Customer Booking Page can also be accessed via the Staff-side of Checkfront by selecting Customer Booking Page under the Customers menu within the top menu.
Do not append the
Configuring the Book Now ButtonBack to top
Copy your Hosted Customer Booking Page URL or generate Booking Button Code to place within your website.
Your Hosted Customer Booking Page URLBack to top
Copy this URL to add to your Website or communications so that Customers can directly access your hosted Customer Booking Page.
Previewing the buttonBack to top
This button is displayed so you can visualize how the button appears on the Customer Booking Page. The button updates to reflect any changes to the subsequent Button settings.
Customizing the button colorBack to top
Select a Button Color from the available dropdown list. By default, the button displays in Dodger Blue.
Specifying the button textBack to top
Specify the Button Text displayed. The default text is Book Now.
Getting button codeBack to top
Click on Get code to populate the Button code field at the bottom of the page with updated code to reflect your custom selections.
Adding discount code to your URL or button codeBack to top
Optionally add a Discount Code to your URL or booking button code so that a discount is applied to the Customer's bookings processed through that URL or button.
Adding a tracking ID to your URLBack to top
Add a Tracking ID to the URL to track bookings created from this page.
Learn about tracking bookings here:
Specifying a default dateBack to top
Fast forward to a specific date by specifying the Date on which you would like the Customer to land when they follow the URL or click the button.
Copying the book now button codeBack to top
Copy this code to add a Book Now button to your Website.
Supported ArgumentsBack to top
You can pass further information (arguments) via the URL of your booking page that alters the layout or items/products shown. For example, to preselect a Category, you can use:
Arguments must be passed in a standard name-value pair syntax, separated by an ampersand and URL encoded, for example:
category_idBack to top
Numeric category ID (Inventory > Categories or Inventory > Products) e.g.: category_id=3
In this example using items, choosing to display category_id=22 shows only the Customer items from the Events category.
In this example using products, choosing to display category_id=6 shows only the Customer products from the Activities category.
Multiple categories should be comma-separated. For example, category_id=2,6 displays both the Tours and Activities categories for items.
item_idBack to top
Numeric item or product ID (Inventory > Items or Inventory > Products) e.g.: item_id=1
In this example using items, choosing to display item ID 132 shows the Customer the Tournament item only.
In this example using products, choosing to display item ID 117 shows the Customer the Kayak Rentals product only.
popupBack to top
To enable the ability to directly book an item or product and go straight to the popup booking window, add this argument to the hosted booking page URL along with the item ID, e.g., item_id=1&popup=1
|Just to change the subject for a second, you can, similarly, direct your Customers right to the Customer account login modal. To do this, use the URL:
dateBack to top
Fast forward to a specific date. ISO 8601 format (e.g. date=12-24-2020) or a date string (date=Friday, date=Next%20Friday, date=First%20Monday%20of%20next%20month).
start_date & end_dateBack to top
Display a specific date range. ISO 8601 format (e.g., start_date=2022-07-01&end_date=2022-07-14).
tidBack to top
Create a tracking id to be displayed on the invoice (e.g. tid=winter-email)
discountBack to top
Automatically apply a discount code (Inventory > Discounts) to the booking.
Apply a discount code to a specific item (e.g. item_id=3&discount=december)
languageBack to top
Display the booking page in a specific system language using abbreviations (e.g. lang_id=fr).
Make sure the language (Manage > Languages) you are specifying is enabled for your account!
options=tabsBack to top
Display categories as tabs (options=tabs) rather than a dropdown menu.
options=hidedatesBack to top
Hide the date fields on the booking page.
options=%2ChidesearchBack to top
Hide the search field on the booking page.
If you want more customization options, including changing the look and feel of the booking page, please look at our website plugins.