About Checkfront

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

<strong>Centralized Booking Management</strong>
Bring your inventory online. Manage availability, seasonal rates, packages and specials in one place. Manage accommodation, tours, rentals and professional service bookings.
<strong>Seamless Integration</strong>
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.
<strong>Powerful Analytics</strong>
Enterprise-class web analytics that give rich insights into booking traffic and marketing effectiveness.
<strong>Fully Managed Cloud Environment</strong>
There is no software to maintain, no volume licensing, no hosting fees or long-term contracts.
<strong>Industry Leading Security</strong>
Each account is SSL secured, includes a virtual private database, automated backups, and is hosted in a redundant powered, state of the art facility.
<strong>Support That Cares</strong>
Our integrated ticketing system and priority phone support gives help whenever and where ever it is needed.

Pricing starting from:

US$42,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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.

  • Devices

    Business size

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    Markets

    United Arab Emirates, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Hungary, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Portugal, Sweden, Thailand, United States, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands

    Supported Languages

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

    Pricing starting from:

    US$42,00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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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 video 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.

    Features

    Total features of Checkfront: 97

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Accounting
    • Accounting Integration
    • Activities Booking
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Management
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Appointment Management
    • Attendee Management
    • Availability Indicator
    • Availability Management
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Billing Rate Management
    • Booking Management
    • Booking Notes
    • CRM
    • Calendar Management
    • Calendar Sync
    • Calendar/Reminder System
    • Central Reservation System
    • Channel Management
    • Client Management
    • Communication Management
    • Confirmation/Reminders
    • Contact Management
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Customer Accounts
    • Customer Database
    • Customer History
    • Customer Support
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Forms
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Synchronization
    • Discount Management
    • Document Management
    • Drag & Drop
    • Electronic Payments
    • Email Marketing
    • Email Templates
    • Employee Management
    • Event Calendar
    • Event Scheduling
    • GDS/OTA Integration
    • Geographic Maps
    • Gift Card Management
    • Group Reservations
    • Guest Check-in/Check-out
    • Guest Communications
    • Historical Reporting
    • Inventory Management
    • Invoice Management
    • Itinerary Creation
    • Mobile Access
    • Multi-Currency
    • Multi-Day Booking
    • Multi-Language
    • Online Booking
    • Online Payments
    • Online Registration
    • Online Reservations
    • Online Signing
    • Package Creation
    • Payment Processing
    • Permit Management
    • Point of Sale (POS)
    • Pricing Management
    • Promotions Management
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • Rate Management
    • Real Time Data
    • Real-time Updates
    • Registration Management
    • Reminders
    • Rental Management
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Reservations Management
    • Resource Allocation & Planning
    • Revenue Management
    • Room Booking
    • SMS Messaging
    • Search/Filter
    • Site Reservation Management
    • Social Media Integration
    • Supplier Management
    • Third Party Booking
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Transaction History
    • User Management
    • Vendor Management
    • Waiver Management
    • Website Integration
    • Website Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,5 /5
    (264)
    Value for Money
    4,4/5
    Features
    4,1/5
    Ease of Use
    4,2/5
    Customer Support
    4,6/5

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    Nick M.
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    • Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Checkfront review by Cairns Holiday Homes

    Reviewed on 2019/02/13

    Overall, it's a terrific system. Discovering how good it is takes time and frustration. Going from...

    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, more or less by trial and error. In some ways that is a good thing because I learnt so much more about the system by the sheer repetition of trying so many ways to do something. However, it would have saved me a lot of time to have some real examples of how to set up and overcome particular problems.
    So far, I have only two irritations with the software. One is the mobile phone app which could be much improved but is not actually a bother because I really do not need to carry my office in my pocket. The other is the Inventory calendar. I wish I could highlight the row that I am working on because it is very easy to start making alterations to the wrong row. I also wish that I could highlight a period of time to add or remove a property from inventory. You can only do that one day at a time which is tedious and non-intuitive. There are other ways round this and perhaps there is a good programming reason for the limitation.

    Brenda D.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Very responsive customer care

    Reviewed on 2021/06/29

    Very positive experience with Checkfront - nothing seems to be a problem, always supportive...

    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.

    Jessica C.
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    • Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    Had high hopes:( Hoping it will turn around...They will do it, I KNOW IT!

    Reviewed on 2022/01/08

    Now is the time for private, and I would guestimate that you're at least 6-months away, if not...

    Now is the time for private, and I would guestimate that you're at least 6-months away, if not more, from you guys nailing that. Perhaps your software is much more comprehensive? A photoshop, undiscovered? A Linkedin, now FB rival? IDK. I can only find little bugs that make zero sense (on both sides). A mandatory forced parameter can never be one, and it must be less than zero, or it's NOT enforceable. I have an extensive list for your guys if I can find the time.

    Great people, GREAT value, guys! I just sincerely wasn't about to pay a setup fee due to the complexities of my business. I'm a HUGE what-if person, and those variables are not there yet.

    Pros

    The sales folks have been incredible! Very patient, helpful, and lovely.

    Cons

    You guys are on the right track, but I think that your growth will possibly hurt you. I've been watching your Company for many years and finally convinced one of my customers to switch over from Rezdy. The integration has not been easy, and I've not slept for days, challenged with the tiniest minor bugs that I can't believe no one hasn't mentioned? I hate to say it, but I miss Rezdy. They have not changed much in at least 10-years+. What was so illogical with their software now is not so bad now. They also amped it up a notch.

    I also miss calling you guys up and working through a problem, impossible to get through, just in between the old and the new. Bad timing, I think?

    Mátyás G.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Great value and functionality, excellent support

    Reviewed on 2021/05/14

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

    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.

    Alternatives Considered

    TrekkSoft, Rezdy and FareHarbor

    Reasons for Choosing Checkfront

    Checkfront has better functionality AND saved us thousands of Euros per year that we paid to Regiondo for percentage-based fees after bookings that came in through our very own website.

    Switched From

    Regiondo

    Reasons for Switching to Checkfront

    Better functionality, better value, and some other potential good choices were simply not available in our region.

    Response from Checkfront

    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!

    Daniel S.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great Booking Software

    Reviewed on 2020/12/29

    We run a glamping business and have been using Checkfront for 3 years and it works great. The...

    We run a glamping business and have been using Checkfront for 3 years and it works great. The initial set up was a bit of a slog as we have an complex booking system, but it all works well. The team at CheckFront is always very responsive and helpful - with written suggestions and video walk-throughs for set up issues.

    Pros

    There is a lot of flexibility in the this product, with many features. Developed by a small Canadian company, that is very responsive to questions and feature requests. Very supportive with assistance for technical issues in my set up.

    Cons

    With all the features and parameters to set up, there is lots of things that can get out of lineament. Sometimes I will spend hours trying to puzzle out why something that I have set up does not work as it should. The team at CheckFront is always great is helping me get it fixed.

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    Checkfront offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$42,00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Soho: $42 a month for 2 staff accounts Pro: $85 a month for 5 staff accounts Plus: $170 a month for 10 staff accounts Enterprise: Custom pricing Commission free bookings. Pricing starts at $42/month. Additional currencies supported. 15% discount for annual plans.

    Checkfront has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    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, Authorize.Net, Braintree, Constant Contact, Drupal, Facebook for Business, Gmail, Google Ads, Google Analytics, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Workspace, Joomla, Mailchimp, Nutshell, PayPal, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online, RightSignature, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Slack, Square Point of Sale, Squarespace, Stripe, Twilio, Vend, WordPress, Worldpay, Xero, Zoho CRM

    Checkfront offers the following support options:

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

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