About Checkfront

Checkfront is an online booking system which supports a number of features including:

Centralized Booking Management
Bring your inventory online. Manage availability, seasonal rates, packages and specials in one place. Manage accommodation, tours, rentals and professional service bookings.

Seamless Integration
Keep customers on the website: Checkfront can be integrated into Wordpress, Joomla!, Drupal, Facebook, stand-alone websites and extended with our Open API.
<strong>Instant Payment Processing</strong>
Take the guesswork out of reservations. Secure, commission free bookings with a full or partial payments.

Powerful Analytics
Enterprise-class web analytics that give rich insights into booking traffic and marketing effectiveness.

Fully Managed Cloud Environment
There is no software to maintain, no volume licensing, no hosting fees or long-term contracts.

Industry Leading Security
Each account is SSL secured, includes a virtual private database, automated backups, and is hosted in a redundant powered, state of the art facility.

Support That Cares
Our integrated ticketing system and priority phone support gives help whenever and where ever it is needed.


Key benefits of Checkfront

- Centralize reservations and administration.
- Accept bookings via the user's website.
- Automate invoicing and payments.
- Track and engage with customers.
- Track partners and commissions.
- Manage business anywhere with native mobile apps for iOS and Android.


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Checkfront Software - Never miss another booking. Take bookings online, even while you’re sleeping. Make it possible for guests to self-book on your website anytime, anywhere with live calendar availability and mobile-friendly booking steps.
Checkfront Software - Say goodbye to spreadsheets. Keep track of your bookings in a centralized dashboard. Add or change reservations, leave notes for staff, manage your inventory, and get real-time insight into your business.
Checkfront Software - Cut your workload in half. More bookings don’t have to mean more work. Automate your repetitive tasks, like sending email confirmations or collecting waiver signatures so that you can focus on your guests.
Checkfront Software - More than an online booking system. Checkfront has everything to help manage your reservations, streamline operations, and optimize your channels — just the way you like.
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Checkfront Software - Never miss another booking. Take bookings online, even while you’re sleeping. Make it possible for guests to self-book on your website anytime, anywhere with live calendar availability and mobile-friendly booking steps.
Checkfront Software - Say goodbye to spreadsheets. Keep track of your bookings in a centralized dashboard. Add or change reservations, leave notes for staff, manage your inventory, and get real-time insight into your business.
Checkfront Software - Cut your workload in half. More bookings don’t have to mean more work. Automate your repetitive tasks, like sending email confirmations or collecting waiver signatures so that you can focus on your guests.
Checkfront Software - More than an online booking system. Checkfront has everything to help manage your reservations, streamline operations, and optimize your channels — just the way you like.

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(313)
Value for Money
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Features
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Ease of Use
4,2/5
Customer Support
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Andrew
Andrew
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  • Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Everything you need as a guide

Reviewed on 2018/08/18

Checkfront allows me to have a customer website to take bookings but also the ability to take...

Checkfront allows me to have a customer website to take bookings but also the ability to take bookings and payments from a variety of other sources and manage them all in one place.

Pros

Checkfront allows you to set up a tour guide website relatively quickly without the hassle of knowing how to code. Although the designs are limited they are perfect for displaying tours available for your clients and making it easy for them to check availability and book tours. The backend system is what makes this powerful, allowing me to manage my tours whether they were booked through the site or via agents.

Cons

Some of the set-up if requiring special options is rather complicated but the help notes are clear and comprehensive. It is just a matter of persevering and checking to make sure you've got it set up right.

Emanuel
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  • Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Checkfront is the revolution for small/medium businesses, with an outstanding Customer Service...

Reviewed on 2021/07/01

Great, because even if not perfect Checkfront helps you improve your business and has the great...

Great, because even if not perfect Checkfront helps you improve your business and has the great quality to listen to their customers trying to help everyone with their own demands! this is priceless!

Pros

The flexibility. You are in the condition to bend the software depending on your demand. And this is great!
Another GREAT quality is not the software but relate to that and is the customer service. one of the best I even dealt with. every time you have a doubt they are responsive and always will help you at the best of their abilities to achieve your goal. is this an ENORMOUS quality!

Cons

It's not totally optimized for a business like ours that sells cruise, there are software that give you the possibility to have a graphic visual of the boat with all the cabins. but Checkfront is young and I'm sure that in the future these features will be implemented!

Alternatives Considered

FareHarbor

Reasons for Switching to Checkfront

because for small businesses software like FareHarbour is absolutely over expensive.

Response from Checkfront

Hi Emanuel, thanks for your feedback.

We're glad you're enjoying the flexibility that Checkfront provides and that it has been easy to use thus far.

We'll be sure to pass on your feedback on the visual map booking option.

Once again, thanks for choosing Checkfront :)

Sue
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

FRUSTRATING !!

Reviewed on 2017/09/27

It was a good system to get me started in my business but it doesn't offer me the flexibility i...

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 are too complicated and open to user error, the software doesn't make it user friendly, there are too many pages to refer to. The software allows you to enter dates that overlap other events, this should not be allowed, its frustrating when setting up seasonal prices. The system is too time consuming and requires manual input when it should be cross checking dates and pop up an alert if incorrect, quite often the event doesn't work....Frustrating!
Having to import every booking that goes through a channel manager and unlock it first ! Time consuming ! Why doesn't it go into the calendar automatically?
Unable to change the price on the initial page when making a new booking, this has to be amended afterwards.....frustrating that you can not enter it right first time !
Unable to set up more than one policy. This is so inflexible when you are selling services and accommodation which have different policies for bookings.
I have been waiting 6months for you to fix my inventory errors and minimum stay rules.. Poor communication and no urgency whilst I lose money & bookings.

Richard
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  • Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Comprehensive system with good support

Reviewed on 2021/06/29

I have been very impressed that Checkfront has been able to manage all aspects of our reservation...

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.

Alternatives Considered

Peek Pro

Reasons for Switching to Checkfront

Square recommended Checkfront because of the tight integration.
Ferdi FJ
Ferdi FJ
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  • Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best and quick to reply!

Reviewed on 2018/08/20

I've been using Checkfront since day 1 and also have been one of the first companies that support...

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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Checkfront FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Checkfront.

Checkfront offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Free 21-Day Free Trial Growth: 3% per online booking fee.

Checkfront has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Checkfront supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Checkfront supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Checkfront integrates with the following applications:

2Checkout, Adyen, Braintree, Constant Contact, Drupal, Gmail, Google Ads, Google Analytics 360, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Workspace, Joomla, Mailchimp, Meta for Business, Nutshell, PayPal, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Online Advanced, RightSignature, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Slack, Square Point of Sale, Squarespace, Stripe, Twilio, Vend, WordPress, Worldpay, Xero, Zoho CRM, authorize.net

Checkfront offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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