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- Configure: Manage > Integrations or Manage > Layout > Booking Page
- Access: Via URL or Staff-side from Customers > Customer Booking Page
- Available by default on your account! Admin permissions are needed to access Integration and Layout settings.
- The Hosted Customer Booking Page is available to those using items (Inventory > Items), a feature of our classic version of Checkfront.
- Interested in using the Hosted Customer Booking Page with products (Inventory > Products)? Your account must be a member of our Early Access Program.
Early Access Program
The new product feature mentioned in this article is currently part of our Early Access Program, which means it is available to select Customers to try out and provide us with feedback.
Find our complete set of help articles related to the Early Access Program here: Early Access Program.
OverviewBack to top
Our hosted Customer Booking Page is a quick and secure way to accept bookings without the need for a website or any additional setup.
Simply 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 Customer menu within the top menu.
Book Now ButtonBack to top
Copy your Hosted Customer Booking Page URL or generate Booking Button Code to place within your website.
- URLBack to top
Copy this URL to add to your Website or communications, so that Customers can directly access your hosted Customer Booking Page.
- ButtonBack to top
This button is displayed so that you can visualize how the button appears on the Customer Booking Page. The button updates to reflect any changes to the subsequent Button settings.
- Button ColorBack to top
Select a Button Color from the available drop-down list. By default the button display in Dodger Blue.
- Button TextBack to top
Specify the Button Text displayed. The default text is Book Now.
- Button LinkBack 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.
- Discount CodeBack to top
Optionally add a Discount Code to your URL or booking button code, so that a discount is applied to Customer's bookings that are processed through that URL or button.
- Tracking IDBack to top
Add a Tracking ID to the URL to track bookings initiated from this page.
Learn about tracking bookings here...
- 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 on the button.
- 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=3 shows the Customer items from the Horseback Tours category only.
In this example using products, choosing to display category_id=6 shows the Customer products from the Activities category only.
Multiple categories should be comma-separated. For example, category_id=3,15 displays both the Horseback Tours and Bike Rentals categories for items.
- item_idBack to top
Numeric item or product ID (Inventory > Items or Inventory > Products) e.g.: item_id=3
In this example using items, choosing to display item ID 3 shows the Customer the Valley Lodge (Single Room) 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=3&popup=1
|Just to change the subject for a second, you can, in a similar manner, 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=2020-07-01&end_date=2020-07-14 or start_date&enddate=+5days).
- 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.
- 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 drop-down menu.
If you are interested in more customization options including changing the look and feel of the booking page, then please have a look at our website plugins.