Start building your first products with this introduction to our Product Builder feature, including preparing to build your first product, accessing the Product Builder, and adding new products. We also point you to where you can find information on importing products.
To learn more about the features of the Product Builder, please read the entire series of articles accessed at the side and bottom of this page.
- Introduction to products and the product builder
- Navigating the product builder
- Step 1: Setting up the details of your product
- Step 2: Establishing inventory for your product
- Step 3: Determining the availability of your product
- Step 4: Configuring pricing for your product
- Step 5: Managing advanced settings for your product
- Previewing your product from the Product Builder
Managing your products from the Products List
Which plans include this feature?
Where can I find this feature using the top menu?
Inventory > Products > Products
What more do I need to use this feature?
Admin permissions to manage inventory or restricted permissions to View products and assets and Manage products and assets.
Which Checkfront version supports this feature - classic, new or both?
- Your account must have access to products (Inventory > Products), a key feature of our new version of Checkfront. This feature is not available for use with items (Inventory > Items) in our classic version. → Learn more about products.
What is a product?Back to top
A product in our system represents the goods, experiences, or services you offer for sale. You can configure the product to suit your needs, including product details, inventory, availability, pricing, and more!
Preparing to build your first productBack to top
You can quickly and easily set up your product offerings in Checkfront using our step-by-step Product Builder.
Before you start, here is an overview of the product creation steps, with preparation tips and links to more detailed instructions.
Set up your product details
What products do you want to offer?
What kind of product do you want to sell?
Who do you want your product to be visible to?
What photos, videos, and websites do you want to include with your product offering to help show, demonstrate, and sell your products?
Establish inventory for your product
Who is the product available to?
What types of inventory and resources are needed?
Determine the availability of your product
How is the product booked?
When is the product available?
Who is the product visible to?
Configure pricing for your product
What is the pricing structure?
What taxes do I need to apply to my product?
Do you require a booking deposit?
Can partners earn a commission on bookings?
Manage advanced settings for your product
What add-ons do you want to offer with your products?
Do you want to integrate your product with another application or feature?
Do you need extra booking details added to your confirmation email?
Accessing the product builderBack to top
To access the Product Builder, open the Inventory menu and select the Products listing.
Adding new productsBack to top
To initiate the Product Builder and start adding a new product, click the + New Product button in the top right-hand corner of your Inventory page.
Test your setup before you go live
We suggest that you start with one product before you go live. You can then preview that product or, better yet, run a test booking through the system.
Once booked, you can check out how that booking displays within booking tools (e.g. Daily Manifest), reports (e.g. Booking Index) and the Booking Invoice and then adjust how your products are configured to suit your needs.
Importing productsBack to top
Product inventory can be imported using our provided template. Find out more about this process here:
Check out the next article in the series for information on navigating the product builder.