New to the Asset 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 > Assets > Assets tab
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.
Working with asset pools and assetsBack to top
Once you have added one or more asset pools, they are listed on the Assets page along with the following information and options...
Viewing asset pool namesBack to top
The name of your asset pool (e.g. Single Kayak, Kayak Paddles -200cm, or Life Jackets - Small).
Viewing asset categoriesBack to top
The category for your asset pool.
Asset categories (e.g. Kayaks, Kayak Paddles, Life Jackets), allow you to generally classify your asset pools (e.g. Mountain Bike, Single Kayak, Shuttle Bus, Kayak Paddles - 200cm, Life Jacket - Small), which helps to organize your assets and minimize the complexity of applying assets to products.
Manage your asset categories centrally with the Categories list (Inventory > Categories > Assets). Learn more here...
Viewing quantityBack to top
The number of assets included in this asset pool, for example, 10 Mountain Bikes, 5 Single Kayaks, 4 Shuttle Buses, 25 Kayak Paddles, or 25 Life Jackets.
Products can then be configured based on the quantity of assets available so that they are priced per asset and private to each booking.
For example, a Guest can book one kayak for private use.
Viewing capacityBack to top
Specify the capacity of an asset in the asset pool. This represents the total capacity of the assets, considering how many seats or spaces the asset can support.
Assets with a capacity of greater than one can support more than one Guest booking, for example, Shuttle Buses (10) as opposed to single-rider Mountain Bikes (1).
Products can then be configured based on the capacity of each asset so that they are priced per seat, and the assets are shared across bookings.
For example, a shuttle bus has a total capacity of 15 people. 15 different people can each book a seat on the bus for a wine tour.
Viewing totalsBack to top
Total asset availability based on quantity of assets multiplied by the capacity of each of those assets within the asset pool. This number is calculated based on quantity and capacity, so the total is read-only.
Editing asset poolsBack to top
Click Edit under the Actions column to open the edit asset pool modal and start editing your asset pool.
For more information on editing asset pools, including archiving asset pools and assets, check out the following articles...