Learn how to create a custom Item Rule Set.
New to Item Rules? Read the first article in this series for an introduction to the Item Rules feature.
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?
Inventory > Item Events
What more do I need to use this feature?
Admin or restricted permissions to view and manage events and rules.
Which Checkfront version supports this feature - classic, new or both?
- Your account must have access to items (Inventory > Items), which is a key feature of our classic version of Checkfront.
New to Checkfront - Products ✨
With our newest version of Checkfront, we have added 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.
Creating a new Item Rule SetBack to top
Click the +New Rule Set button in the left sidebar to create a new Rule Set.
You can create as many new Rule Sets as you like. If you have created an item event or maybe even a discount event, you may create a specific set of rules to help govern that event in your system.
A new Rule Set applied to an item by an item event does not override a previous rule set that applies to the same item. Instead, the Rule Sets would apply at the same time.
For example, you may create an event with a 10% booking discount on a hotel room during a specific period. However, to qualify for the discount, the Customer must purchase a minimum stay of 3 nights.
In this case, you activate the Minimum Duration Per Item rule, with a value of 3. When creating the event in your system, you attach the new Rule Set to trigger the 3-night minimum requirement.
The Customer receives a 10% discount only if a minimum of 3 nights are selected for the booking. You should use the default Rule Set to define rules generally applied across your inventory.
For example, if you offer only accommodation and always require a minimum 3-night stay, then the default Rule Set can be used to control this requirement.
Custom rulesets are to be used for a more customized booking experience.
If you decide to use a custom Rule Set, you can disable the matching Item Rule in the default Rule Set first, as these automatically override the custom rules.
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