New to myallocator? Read the first article in this series for an introduction to myallocator.
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Where can I find this feature using the top menu?
Manage > Integrations > Channels > Myallocator
What prerequisites are there?
- Admin permissions to manage integrations.
Which Checkfront version supports this feature - classic, new, or both?
- The myallocator integration is available to both those using items (Inventory > Items), a key feature of our classic version of Checkfront, and those using products (Inventory > Products), a key feature of our newest version of Checkfront.
New to Checkfront - Products ✨
Products (Inventory > Products) is the successor feature to Items (Inventory > Items) and is available in our newest version of Checkfront.
Not yet on our newest version and interested in upgrading? Please contact our Technical Support team for more information.
Discover more product-related help articles here: Products (New).
Setting up myallocatorBack to top
Before configuring the integration with Checkfront, there are a few things you need to set up within your myallocator account:
- Enable automatic adjustments
- Setup your room types
- Setup your channels
- Setup property management system (PMS) connections
For further information on setting up myallocator, please see the myallocator Knowledge Base.
1. Enabling Automatic AdjustmentsBack to top
Go to Automatic Adjustments from the home page. Alternatively, you can click on the Automatic Adjustments link in the left sidebar of the Manage page. From there, set the Enable option to On, to keep your inventory up-to-date across your booking channels and within Checkfront. Without Automatic Adjustments enabled, the system does not recognize when a booking has been made or update inventory accordingly.
2. Setting up room typesBack to top
Set up your Room Types in myallocator so that they can be mapped to your offerings in Checkfront. We look at how to do the mapping part later, but for now, you need to configure the different types of rooms.
Click on the Room Types link in the left sidebar. From there, click the New Room Type button. Fill out the required details and add a label so you can identify the room type in Checkfront. Repeat this process for all the different Room Types you have on offer.
- Setting a room to private or shared?Back to top
While you are looking at room types, you need to determine whether your room types are priced per room or on a per-person basis. You need to edit each room type and configure the room type setting.
Choose Private Room to price per room and Shared Room to price per person.
3. Setting up channelsBack to top
Next, set up the channels you would like to be linked to myallocator.
An account with myallocator does not automatically sign you up with all the supported channels. You must sign up for accounts with each channel on your own.
To configure a channel...
- Click on the Channels menu item within the left side menu under the Channels section.
- Click on the Add Channel button.
- Click on the Not Setup button next to the channel you wish to activate.
- Provide your credentials to connect your OTA account to myallocator.
Repeat these steps for every account you need to connect.
4. Setting up Property Management System ConnectionsBack to top
The final step is to set up your PMS (Property Management System) connections within myallocator. This enables you to define which third-party vendors (in this case, Checkfront) have access to your property via the PMS-facing API.
- Click on the PMS Connections link under Integrations in the left sidebar.
- Select Checkfront from the (Connect to a PMS) drop-down menu.
- Click the Add button.
Checkfront has now been added to the list of Active Connections with its own unique authentication token. You do not need to note this token as it is used by the app behind the scenes.
In the next article in this series, we look at setting up the myallocator integration in Checkfront.