Learn how to add pricing increases, decreases, or custom rates to your product availability events, i.e. pricing schedules associated with your products, including adding an availability event, adding pricing, and previewing the experience.
Which plans include this feature?
Where can I find this feature using the top menu?
- Availability Events: Inventory > Products > Availability
- Availability Event Rates: Inventory > Products > 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.
This article focuses on adding pricing to availability events, part of configuring a new product. For a detailed walk-through of product creation, please see the following series.
OverviewBack to top
You can follow these steps to add availability event pricing.
- Add an availability event
- Add pricing to the availability event
- Preview the Customer booking experience
1. Add an availability eventBack to top
Start by creating an availability event to apply to your product from the Availability tab of the Product Builder (Inventory > Product > edit/+ new product). We detail this process in the section Managing availability events of the Product Builder guide.
You can also create a new availability event from the Pricing Table within the Pricing tab. You are then returned to the Availability tab once the availability event has been created.
2. Add pricing to the availability eventBack to top
From the Pricing tab of the Product Builder (Inventory > Product), select Availability from the Add Rate dropdown.
This opens the Add Availability Rates modal. From there, you can select the availability event.
The modal then refreshes to reveal the pricing options.
First, decide whether the price change is an amount ($), percentage (%) or custom rate.
For amount and percentage type rate changes, you need to specify whether the change is a decrease or increase and by how much, e.g. an increase of 10%. Prefix the number with a negative (-) if the change is a decrease.
For those specifying a custom rate, you must first select custom as your rate type and save that selection.
The modal then closes, and you can specify the custom rate for that availability event within the Pricing Table and the field provided, e.g. $100.00 for Summer Kayak Rentals.
Repeat the process for any other availability event pricing that you need, e.g. Fall Kayak Rental Rates at $80.00 per hour.
What this looks like varies depending on your base rate configuration. Whether you are using product rates, guest rates, group pricing or a combination of these rate types - our pricing features are very flexible!
Look at adding custom availability rates in more detail with the following article:
Once you have saved your new rate, it displays within the Pricing Table next to any Base (Product and/or Guest Type rates) you have configured.
3. Preview the Customer booking experienceBack to top
Finally, you can Preview your pricing configuration from the Customer's perspective of the booking pages. Notice that rates are labelled with the name of the availability rate where applicable.