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Checkfront Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.1

/5

313

Total features

95

8 categories

Checkfront features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting
Activities Booking
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Appointment Management
Attendee Management

Common features of Reservations software

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activities Booking
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Appointment Management
Availability Management
Billing & Invoicing

Price starts from

225

Per month

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Pricing options
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Functionality

4.1

/5

313

Price starts from

225

Per month

Total Features

95

Unique features

  • Quotes/Estimates

  • Email Templates

  • Vendor Management

  • Search/Filter

Functionality

4.7

/5

5.6K

Price starts from

20

Per month

Total Features

123

Features in Common

44

Unique features

  • For Medical Spas

  • Client Database

  • K-12

  • Multiple User Accounts

Functionality

4.5

/5

5.1K

Price starts from

0

Total Features

56

Features in Common

26

Unique features

  • Event Ticketing

  • Group Registration

  • Customer Data Management

  • Onsite Ticketing

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Sue T.

Hospitality, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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FRUSTRATING !!

Reviewed 7 years ago

It was a good system to get me started in my business but it doesn't offer me the flexibility i need. It was easy to set up. Easy to navigate.

Pros

A relatively simple system to use and easy to navigate. The layout is good on the calendar pager and the reports offer valuable information.

Cons

I find the system very inflexible to my needs, eg. Can not offer Room only and Rooms with breakfast from the same inventory stock. There are no error messages when you are clearly not setting things up correctly. Eg, Setting up an event, you have to go to the help page all the time to ensure you are doing it right. Pop ups with helpful tips would be better & time saving. Item Event Rules/rule sets...

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Richard H.

Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Comprehensive system with good support

Reviewed 3 years ago

I have been very impressed that Checkfront has been able to manage all aspects of our reservation system (online booking, calendar, inventory, waiver forms and integration with our POS). We were able to switch from a paper/whiteboard whiteboard model to completely digital this year thanks to our Checkfront implementation and it has been a game changer. Support has been very good and makes all the difference with configuration questions and minor system issues.

Pros

I have an IT background and was able to install and configure this system mostly on my own. I needed help with a few more complex configuration questions but pretty impressive that a system this sophisticated can be setup by the end user. It is very flexible and powerful but this also means that setup can get quite involved.

Cons

Reporting is a weakness with no custom reporting options. Ongoing development of the product is slow and currently with no transparency on the roadmap. They have promised to share more info on this though.

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Ferdi FJ L.

Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best and quick to reply!

Reviewed 6 years ago

I've been using Checkfront since day 1 and also have been one of the first companies that support their tour operator applications. I think it is now almost 11 years.. What can I say, just 'simply the best! I've met the team at a conference/travel technology event once and it just shows that this company is built and run by people - real people with a passion to make it easier for anyone to run their business without worrying about the technical details. Keep it up Team Checkfront!

Pros

It's got it all.. from booking setup to distribution channels.

Cons

Not easy to integrate and display various currencies. Or take payments in different currencies, but hey - they are working on that. Also not easy to hide certain products from the public and only allow access with an URL for special events or products that may only be viewed by some customers. Resource management feature is not live yet, but it sounds like this will be a complete game-changer; making it possible to manage all guides, transport, the hiring of equipment and even activities and accommodation required for trips and tours.

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Scott M.

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Awesome, simply awesome

Reviewed 8 years ago

I book over a hundred volunteers each year and it's a one-person show here. I don't know how I did it before CheckFront, I really don't. So many steps are now automated for me and it's a breeze to keep track of bookings. I use notifications a lot to send volunteer handbooks, orientation videos and other important documents that I used to have to track and send manually. What a relief to be done with that and to be using notifications instead.

Pros

I am able to integrate nearly my entire workflow in one place from reservation to payment, notifications and more. For me, it just works.

Cons

Can't think of anything off hand. If it could take my volunteer application as well, that would have 100% of my work in one package.

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Chris L.

Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Works Great, Great Support

Reviewed 8 years ago

We have used Checkfront since our inception in 2012. We have grown and so have they. They have done a great job making things better and their price is fair. Any issues we have had support has assisted in a timely manner. Reporting is great and notifications to customers is easy to set up.

Pros

Great reporting, easy to use, well priced.

Cons

My only slight issue I have with them, is I would love to attend a 2-3 day Checkfront "University". I get the feeling we can do more with Checkfront and are only using 75% of it. Of course, they have a great and very efficient configuration call that helps and this probably is the more efficient route to go anyway.

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Louise G.

Entertainment, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Good All Round Payment Solution

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

The ability to embed the purchase screens into our website, so customers do not need to visit another site to make a purchase. Option to connect Tripadvisor system to our items in Checkfront. Connectivity with our games software. Generally the over connectivity to other systems we work with.

Cons

Reporting... there lots of report options, but I do not like how you set these up by having to select columns and then this is saved for everyone. Good that you can download to excel but would be nice to have some editing function within Checkfront

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Michael Y.

Sports, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Dogs Qld Review

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Booking online featuresCalendar for overall management of resourcesReports but would like the customer reports of be in colourCategorising resources

Cons

Small organisation and to add more than 5 admins is a large increase in cost. Would like be able to add extra admin for a minimal fee per admin.Resources cannot be recursively booked in different features if they are more than two levels down..

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Melissa P.

Consumer Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Haliburton Forest Review on Checkfront

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall, we have been extremely satisfied and find that checkfront has more benefits than cons, but it would be nice if the cons could be improved. We have only been using checkfront for a little over a year and couldn't ask for an easier program to use. It has definitely improved how we manage our reservations and are constantly learning about new features and how others work.

Pros

This is very user friendly, both on the back end/set up side as well as the user side. The reservation system we used to use is extremely limited. We love that we can create a reservation and easily make changes. Our old system was not as user friendly and we would have to delete a reservation and re-create it even if we wanted to something as simple as change a date.

Cons

The website version is awesome, but the mobile app is not as user friendly as we would like and we are not thrilled with the reports. For the app, we are unable to check booking documents or update the reservations. That's great that we can check them in, but if they need to add a feature or change their dates at time of check in, we have to switch over to the web version, then switch back for payment....

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Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Helpful for Small Businesses

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall we are very satisfied with Checkfront. Any time we have had to contact support for a problem, they respond quickly and provide satisfactory solutions.

Pros

Basically Checkfront is fairly easy to use. As a tour operator, there is a lot of flexibility given to obtain the information we need from our passengers. We feel it is easy to maintain and fits our needs. For our guests using the software, we have never received any negative comments and feel it is user friendly. We like that we were able to link our liability waivers for the guests to complete ahead of time which saves a lot of time and paper. Another timesaver is the way the bookings are linked directly to our Quickbooks account. Overall, we are very satisfied with everything that Checkfront does for us.

Cons

Reporting seems to have a fair amount of issues. We have contacted support about this and they are aware of the problem but just haven't figured out a solution yet. This is very time consuming to manually calculate monthly and yearly sales totals which are definitely incorrect in the Checkfront system.

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Wendy L.

Recreational Facilities and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best product for multi product offerings

Reviewed a year ago

Very positive!

Pros

Checkfront has been a game changer for our industry and especially the company. The online booking has freed up time to focus on other necessary duties and the price allows us to run our business more effectively and efficiently.

Cons

The glitches of trying to change a reservation and sometimes it just won't. That's a little time consuming and annoying but it doesn't happen that often. Sometimes the reports can be cumbersome.

Vendor response

Hi Wendy, Thank you for your review! We're so glad to hear Checkfront helps you save time and run your business more efficiently. Best, - Tasha B.

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Andrea S.

Consumer Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Checkfront Review

Reviewed 5 years ago

I am able to be more organized at a glance. Know what's coming up, what balances are due etc

Pros

The calendar function, and all the internal notes attached to the booking.

Cons

Wow uhm.. lets see I hate that I cannot group modify any items. For example in fishing boat. I cannot click to change and add a commission amount to all. I want to modify items by group outside of the inside of each tour item. I want to copy and duplicate a group instead of having to copy the parent, then the children, and the wrapper. It makes for more mistakes. Also a copy should warn you to...

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Graeme H.

Hospitality, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Amazing value for money

Reviewed a year ago

We find it hard to change due to its value for money.

Pros

It is quite user friendly and has intuitive features.

Cons

It feels a bit clunky and dated with some features. It badly needs to catch up with other systems in some areas such as dashboard management, photo galleries and itinerary layouts.

Vendor response

Hi Graeme, Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we appreciate the feedback. We are continuously working to improve our software, and feedback like this helps us know what to hone in on. Thank you, Jamie @ Checkfront

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Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Checkfront review

Reviewed 5 years ago

The Checkfront platform has improved my overall customer experience and improved the workflow for my staff. We have integrated waivers, automatic notifications and the ability to take reservations when the office is closed.

Pros

Checkfront offers the best value for money of any online reservation software I've explored. They offer great functionality for very reasonable monthly rates - and they offer prices in CAD, which is rare.

Cons

I have virtually no complaints. As is the case with any software that isn't fully custom you will never find a perfect solution to match a unique business. I think Checkfront has done a great job of ticking enough boxes that I can workaround any challenges that they don't address directly.

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Lucas M.

Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Simple Yet Robust

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

There are many things that I love about Checkfront. It's online booking capability and ease of use when training employees how to use it once it is setup. With a little coding expertise you can make the booking process for clients very easy and reduces the friction toward payment, so you can concentrate on operations.

Cons

The Guest form and Guest information are essentially useless and would be better if it was removed altogether. I have been hoping that over the last 2 years since its implementation there would have been improvements to this portion of checkfront, but it has not been improved. There are no triggers if guest have not filled out the info, nor is there anyway to use the information in dashboard or organize...

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Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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This is the worst software I have ever used

Reviewed 2 years ago

Checkfront is, honestly and truly, the worst product I have ever used. Unfortunately our company requires it.I truly dislike every aspect of using Checkfront. As bad as it is for the customers and guides, the backend administrative side is even worse. Everything you'll want to do to set up tours will take at least three times as long as you expect. You'll be making frequent contact with customer service when the product fails. And even with all that work, it still lacks extremely basic functionality.

Pros

Customer service is generally helpful when the software or back end service fails. Unfortunately I need to use this a lot.

Cons

The user interface and user experience is entirely nonsensical. The most basic, basic thing a guide needs is to check in guests on a tour. Checkfront doesn't even show the guide how many people are on the tour. It doesn't alphabetize the guests, so the guide has to search through a list of randomly sorted names every time a guest comes in. Many guides in our company have refused to use Checkfront at all, and simply don't check in the guests. Many customers show up on our tour without booking, because they said they couldn't figure out the Checkfront booking system. How many customers and how much money have we lost because of the Checkfront UI? We'll never know.

Vendor response

Hi there, We're sorry to hear you are having a frustrating experience and appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We take feedback seriously and are confident that our support team can help with most of the points you referenced. We've recently attempted to get in touch with you - if you are interested in resolving these issues, please contact support@checkfront.com. The anonymity of this review prevents us from being able to reach out directly. Warmly, Natalie @ Checkfront

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Brenda D.

Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Very responsive customer care

Reviewed 3 years ago

Very positive experience with Checkfront - nothing seems to be a problem, always supportive response from Support staff. Really very happy with product and overall support.

Pros

The software has many really useful functions e.g. waivers; group waivers; integration with Xero. The developements in terms of the calendar and manifest are great improvements but little tweaks in layout would declutter the view. Some of the details functionality is brilliant - often not easy to find how to do something but just ask the Support folks and they usually have a very neat solution to offer. The customer support is fantastic, so responsive and are very wiling to take a suggestion/issue back to the developers.

Cons

Find the Inventory calendar a bit cluttered and the mobile app could be done with a little refinement in terms of daily manifest. Integration with Xero needs a little refinement - would be excellent if an admin could choose which Payment Methods are integrated, at the moment every transaction creates a Xero invoice which is not always appropriate (e.g. gift vouchers, cash, face-to-face card payments) so there can be quite a bit of voiding in Xero to correct position. The Partner Accounts are too restrictive for the way we work with our partners so we had to provide User accounts to provide the functionality.

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Mátyás G.

Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great value and functionality, excellent support

Reviewed 3 years ago

Great, would 100% recommend to any business operating some type of activity, tour, rental etc.

Pros

Checkfront is an easy-to-use reservation system that can be customized very well to fit the needs of almost any type of activity or experience provider. It's excellent value comes from the fact that it only has a monthly fee and no extra per booking or per user etc which can literally save you thousands of Euros per year compared to other products that often have lesser or similar functionality. The support team is also worth mentioning, they are always quick and friendly and looking to provide good solutions.

Cons

The number of OTA integrations could be higher and feature requests could be handled more quickly but other than that it's excellent.

Vendor response

Hi Mátyás! We appreciate your review and the time you took to submit it :) We are so glad that we are an easy-to-use system for you. Your feedback on OTA's and other requests will be shared with our teams. Thank you for choosing Checkfront!

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André H.

Hospitality, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Overall Poor, but with Some Plus Points

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Checkfront is fairly easy to use and offers you the possibility to set it up for a multitude of product types, such as transportation, restaurant reservations and experiences. The ability for customers to pay directly on an invoice with various payment methods is neat. For a small business, Checkfront does the job.

Cons

Reporting is poor and does not offer many customisation options. Not being able to assign a guide for an experience shows that this software lacks basic functionality. Employee scheduling in such an app is a must. It doesn't have to replace an employee scheduling software, but one should be able to directly assign an employee to an item on the schedule. The widgets on the dashboard didn't really provide...

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Lucy W.

Consumer Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great System & Exceptional Service for my Rental Business

Reviewed 5 years ago

That said considering Checkfront is relatively inexpensive for what they offer and it's not a custom built program I can't really fault them. Some people complain about various needs not being met but unless you want to pay big dollars for a custom package you can't expect to have all your wish list met. I'm in the processes of resolving this by having my developer use Checkfront's API to integrate into my website. One of the things we're doing is adding Delivery and Collection as a separate step in the booking process. We've been very happy with Checkfront. I can't even imagine trying to run my business without them.

Pros

I have used Checkfront for five years and the service has always been outstanding. They always reply very quickly to my emails. I've phoned them a couple of times but really there's no need to phone as their email response is so good. It also means you have a record of what's discussed. Having an inventory based rental system that allows my customers to book online and keep stock updated keeps me ahead of the competition. I love the customised notifications that are specific to the items booked. The free add-ons are amazing. Being able to link to my accounting software makes life simple.

Cons

You have to keep a very close eye on products being returned. If something isn't returned it's very easy for it to "fall off the system" if it's not noticed on the due date. It would be good to be able to scan items back in or at the very least for the item to remain on the desktop until it's been checked off. I understand Checkfront are working on this. The only other concern for us has been that delivery and collection has to be booked as an actual item and not offered at Checkout. Our customers are confused by this no matter how many prompts we add. I believe it's because customers are used to an online retails experience where it is common practice for Delivery to offered after items have been selected and you are at the final stages before payment.

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Judi L.

Hospitality, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Checkfront Booking Engine

Reviewed 5 years ago

Using Check-front as my online booking engine. Great tech support. Tech Support is friendly, knowledgeable, and usually very quick to reply.

Pros

The software is great value for the money. Best out there in my opinion. Great telephone software support during the set-up/onboarding. Ongoing support via email is extremely good, with tech support promptly replying with step-by-step detailed explanations and screen videos of how to address the issues.

Cons

1. For vacation rental managements, this software in it's current version is very awkward & time consuming to update rates, descriptions, etc if the property falls in more than one category, such as a being 4 bedroom, ski-in/ski-out, base area location, private hot tub & pet friendly. For each category, rates need to be added for that property each time a rate change or new set of dates is added....

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Nick M.

Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Checkfront review by Cairns Holiday Homes

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall, it's a terrific system. Discovering how good it is takes time and frustration. Going from manual pricing to online quoting taught me that the human brain can do things so much more easily than an automated system which has its limits. It took me a while to figure out what I could do and could not do in the pricing possibilities that I could offer. Having said that, the Checkfront system is pretty damn impressive in what it can do but a slog to find out the limitations.

Pros

The invoicing and notification system is excellent. It allows for a sequence of events - the initial request and removal of item from inventory, the paying of a deposit and the sending out of a reminder for the balance. It has also allowed us to record bookings that come from another listing site. The notification system is good but , as with with all automatic sequences, you need to think carefully before setting a sequence in train because the same message notification might not be right for everyone. It takes a lot of thought to set up the generic sequence that will most often be used. However, it is very easy to make adjustments to the message before it goes out.

Cons

Checkfront may be used more for booking tours rather than holiday homes but it's flexibility allows for many different set-ups. Therein lies the problem with regard to the help pages. They are quite helpful with regard to what any particular feature is but most examples tend to be about booking tours rather than accommodation. I spent a lot of time working out what I could do and how I should do it,...

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Dylan S.

Entertainment, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Checkfront Has Changed The Game

Reviewed 6 years ago

Overall our experience with Checkfront has been hugely positive. The support provided by the team throughout the customisation process was always fast, easy to understand and tailor made for me.

Pros

After operating our business for years without an online, pre-paid bookings system we had no idea of the positive impact Checkfront would have, not just for our business but for our lives. Red Star Music is a recording studio and rehearsal spaces and there was initial concern that introducing this type of system would 'scare away', deter or frustrate existing customer but to our surprise, the feedback...

Cons

Understanding that our needs are fairly complicated when it comes to a customised bookings system, there are really only a few very minor things: It'd be nice to be able to set a rule that a certain time slot booking can only be booked when another before it is in place. For example - we'd like to run a 2hr discount session from 9-11pm as a gap filler on week days but we only want customers to be...

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Nonprofit Organization Management, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Versatile, Cost-Effective Platform with Good Customer Support

Reviewed 6 years ago

Checkfront helped us migrate from a very inefficient reservations system (email and paper) to one that is largely automated and this has vastly improved our customer experience, saved us a lot of staff time, and given us better tools to manage and understand our business. As a small non-profit tour operator with tight margins, we are not only very happy with Checkfront's pricing structure, but also grateful that they offer a non-profit discount. In spite of a few limitations, overall we are very happy with Checkfront and have been using it for 3+ years.

Pros

Checkfront is very affordable relative to other tour booking platforms (they charge a flat annual fee rather than a percentage of sales - which I believe is the fair way to operate), and it works great for many purposes. There are lots of options for customization, and it is easy to learn how to configure and manage the platform using Checkfront's tutorials and documentation. There are lots of helpful integrations (Stripe, PayPal, Google Analytics, etc.) that are easy to set up. Checkfront support is always very responsive and helpful.

Cons

Checkfront is designed to work across many types of booking environments including hotels, hourly tours, daily tours, weekly tours, etc. Because these types of businesses have different needs, Checkfront balances those but, in my experience, isn't perfect for any one type of business. As a tour operator, sometimes we have needed to come up with workarounds to meet our specific needs or live with certain shortcomings. Checkfront support is always helpful, but if there is a feature that you need, the best you can do is submit a "feature request" and hope that enough other people request the same feature for development.

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Mark S.

Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A really good all round system

Reviewed a year ago

Overall, Checkfront is a good, well rounded product. Day to day use causes little frustration, so using it constantly during my working day is a pleasure and where issues arise, a creative solution will normally fix the problem or make it easier to complete the task

Pros

Checkfront offers a number of key features that make it fully customisable and suitable for a range of businesses including activity companies, rental companies and hotels. If you run a combination of things, then it is the perfect solution as you can adapt different parts of the system to the needs of your staff and guests.

Cons

Checkfront's front-end booking portal plug-in is fairly ugly and is not particularly customisable (even with the new upgrade to this). If there was greater customisation to this, we would likely look to use the booking page option. For the moment we will stick with the API integration, however this is also not particularly great with no updates made to the API for years now (which our web developer mentions frequently).Checkfront's new prices raised an eyebrow - Their previous pricing felt very competitive however the new pricing tiers have made us really question whether Checkfront is value for money

Vendor response

Hi Mark, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Our product team thrives off the feedback from customers like you, and we've passed this on to them to consider. Best, - Tasha B.

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Chris R.

Consumer Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Checkfront = Next Level

Reviewed 6 years ago

Checkfront affords is the ability to automate so much of the reservation process that not only do we have extremely organized and fluid interaction with customer’s reservations but we can streamline so many other elements of our system such as housekeeping as well.

Pros

Multiple configurations allow us to customize our back and front facing reservation database even though we are not a traditional hotel. Support is usually very detailed and forward thinking. If what we want can’t be accomplished, we always get good insight on workarounds and temporary solutions, that sometimes work better than what we had planned. CF constantly works to improve itself. We get monthly updates that bring new funtctions and extension platforms into the mix. It’s about 75% of the way to eliminating the rest of our internal support platforms - loyalty rewards, staff scheduling, & customizable customer profiles are the remaining topics we’d like to see incorporated into CF.

Cons

We hold little hope that our feature requests will ever be developed. Configuration on the backend comes with a significant learning curve. One can get lost in the labyrinth of configuration options. I understand it’s necessary for all the functionality on the front end but if hotels are configuring this themselves, the labyrinth could be a little less complicated (topics re: parameters, & alias are very confusing).