Learn how to require booking deposits for your product from the Pricing tab of the Product Builder.
Learn more about the Pricing tab here: Step 4: Configuring pricing for your product.
New to the Product Builder? Read the first article in this series for an introduction to the Product feature.
Which plans include this feature?
Where can I find this feature using the top menu?
Inventory > Products > Products > Add Product/Add New Product/Edit Product > Pricing
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.
Requiring a booking deposit on products
What is a booking deposit?
A booking deposit is the portion of the booking cost you collect when the booking is first processed. You can then collect the remainder of the payment at a later time.
By default, products are configured to Use System Settings 100%.
This system-wide deposit setting can be found within your Customer Deposit Settings (Manage > Ecommerce Setup > Customer Deposit Settings).
Select the Deposit Type for this product from the following options or turn off the setting to not ask for a deposit.
|Use System Settings (100%)
By default, products use the Customer Deposit Settings you have configured within Ecommerce Setup (Manage > Ecommerce Setup > Customer Deposit Settings).
This applies to any other products that share this setting.
|Use a percentage that you specify in the Amount field. This only applies to the product in focus.
|Use a Fixed Amount that you specify in the Amount field. This only applies to the product in focus.
|Use a fixed amount Per Day that you specify in the Amount field. This only applies to the product in focus.
|Use a fixed amount per Qty that you specify in the Amount field. This only applies to the product in focus.
You must keep the Require a deposit for this product. setting turned on to require a payment from Customers with their initial booking.
Frequently Asked QuestionsBack to top
Does the Staff-side booking view show the Customer's deposit amount due?
The Staff-side booking view does not show a Customer's deposit amount due, only the full balance amount due.
With the next article in this series, we look at setting up partner commissions for your products.