Checkfront Software


 

Checkfront is a cloud-based business management software designed for tour operators, rental companies and accommodation providers. It offers booking and activity management, reservations and payment processing.

Checkfront features online booking calendars that can be accessed on desktop and mobile devices. When an agent confirms a booking, the calendar is automatically updated in real-time to help avoid booking conflicts.

The software allows users to manage both online and on-site bookings. Point of sale features and a payment gateway allows clients to pay for tours, activities and services. Checkfront also allows users to integrate with travel websites such as Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor, and they can publish their packages on these websites as well. Other integrations include social media websites such as Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

Checkfront - Booking calendar
 
  • Checkfront - Booking calendar
    Booking calendar
  • Checkfront - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Checkfront - Mobile calendar
    Mobile calendar
  • Checkfront - Payment status
    Payment status
  • Checkfront - Quickbooks integration
    Quickbooks integration
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Lance from Sawtooth Lodge
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Checkfront - Not Enough

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Checkfront is decent and could get the job done. But there are better products out there (like Cloudbeds) that offer more functionality, support, services, etc. at the same price or lower.

Pros

Checkfront is a decent PMS and booking engine. It has a nice user interface for both front and back end users, good payment processing, decent reporting, and automated emails. They also have a nice little website builder if you are needing that.

Cons

Checkfront lacks an availability calendar for front end users, which is a feature that should be standard in today's industry. It is lacking in support features, and it could up its game in terms of the type of reporting it can offer.

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Nikki from Garden By The Sea
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Used for two years and was not impressed.

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I switched to Little Hotelier and couldn't be happier.

Pros

The calendar system is easy to use and inserting reservation was easy. The calendar was easy to see what was going on.

Cons

Customer Service is the WORST ever and HUGELY EXPENSIVE. Ridiculous. I wanted to make a minor change and was given which would be easy for them and they quoted me an HUGE amount and timeframe over two weeks. CRAZY - STUPID

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Haley from Storage
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Checkfront review

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Price is very good

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its very simple and it is perfect for truck rentals and the website looks very nice and it good that it is a cloud-based software

Cons

Hard to add pictures and customize the prices for all our truck rentals with the different packages we have and because we offer a free truck it will not give me the option on the website.

 
 
 
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Clorisa from Splashway Waterpark & Campground
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Booking software made for everyone

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We use CheckFront for all our booking needs. From RV, Cabins, to Birthday, CheckFront handles it all.

Pros

Easy to use
Great versatility
Affordable software
Zero downtime
Plenty of built-in integrations

Cons

The calendar grid doesn't allow you to book a reservation by clicking to add.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Carmen from Ramirez Family
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Checkfront Events

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We are in general very happy with Checkfront. It has allowed us to manage our tours and events in a more efficient way.

Pros

It's ability to let our attendees register events and school tours; invoicing capability; I'm able to manage my events easily.

Cons

It's not always intuitive when you can't figure something out and you can only email the company with issues. There are no direct customer service numbers to call if you need immediate assistance.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brent from Bikefit Marlborough
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Checkfront for Bike Hire

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Has saved a lot of time (once setup), customer support has been helpful

Pros

A lot of different features for customization to suit your business

Cons

Doesn't integrate smoothly with Vend (yet)

Review Source: Capterra
 

Cleo from Ridely
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Great!!

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System is always performing well and very helpful Tech Support Team!!

Pros

Easy to navigate and make necessary adjustments

Cons

None so far. I really like Checkfornt.

Review Source: Capterra
 


August 2018

August 2018

Robust, but missing some obvious features.

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The homepage option I chose is absolutely beautiful since it showcases pictures front and centre. It's also mobile-friendly, which is a huge plus. It shows you if people are using mobile or desktop and it's about 50/50 for us, so it's definitely crucial that this is a mobile-friendly experience. It's also easy for most of our users to use, which is great.

Cons

There are some features that don't exist, like charging a hold to the credit card. I'm using the product for a condo amenities booking system, and it would be ideal to be able to put an amount hold on the user's credit card as a security deposit. Instead, we have to actually charge the client and then process a refund manually, which is tedious and time-consuming. Luckily the software is detailed enough that I have been able to work around most of the issues so far, but some of the workarounds have been ridiculous. For example, for one amenity we have a per hour fee. Instead of being able to input a maximum daily fee, I have to input the fees individually.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Konstantinos from Panas Adventures
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

August 2018

August 2018

First timer with Checkfront

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The customer service and help center is invaluable. The assistants are very helpful, knowledgeable and cheerful .

Cons

Sometimes is difficult to find the right tutorial you need. There are too many and not necessarily perfectly categorized. Therefore, Help center comes into play.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ed from Kaulbach House
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Not really for accommodation providers but great app

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Great customer service

Pros

Great App
Clean interface
No need to customers to leave my site to pay
Great integration with many apps

Cons

Not really geared to accomodation industry

Review Source: Capterra
 

Eric from Captain Curley Sailing Charters
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

August 2018

August 2018

Good value

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I use checkfront to manage my calendar for tours. My life is made much easier allowing clients to book their own tours on their own time and having all tours located on one calendar in real time.

Pros

I like the fixed costs, the ability to customize, and the ability to make quick changes on my own.

Cons

The many layers of customization make it difficult at times to figure out why a tour is open or not open for booking. Many times I can't get the software to do exactly what I'd like but rarely is it impossible to approximate.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lee from Cody Cave Tours
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Number one online booking platform

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Excellent

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Integrates easily to website. first class customer service, instinctive easy to use systems

Cons

System does not recognise when minimum group size has been booked and wont allow 1 person to book from that point on.

Review Source: Capterra
 

franck from secondworld sarl
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Quite powerful but could do better

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Pros

Pretty much any type of reservations can be designed with the SW
Good support to get started
Easy to integrate in Wordpress

Cons

Graphic interface for end user isn't good looking
It's possible to start a group booking, then the system will realize there s a single booking already made at the same time and block the process. Not ideal for customer workflow
Quite complex concepts exist that make it hard to grasp

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dov from Fork & Walk Tours Berlin
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Small Travel Company

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Positive

Pros

ease of use and smooth processes. Easy overview if all booking

Cons

no EU real-time support. We only receive overnight replies

Review Source: Capterra
 


August 2018

August 2018

Checkfront is a great booking tool for our business (transportation company)

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Overall its a great product with amazing customer service!

Pros

I like the functionality and how seamless it integrates into our website and payment gateway. Our customers find it easy to use. The reporting features are also a big plus.

Cons

I wish I could customize a couple things, but overall it works really well.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Claire from Mindarie Charters
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

We love Checkfront!

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It's been really easy from my first training session to my most recent set of reports that made my boss smile!

Pros

Ease of use on my lap top, iPad and mobile phone. Brilliant support - It's quick, it's clear and it's useful. Easily generated reports that gives me the information I need.

Cons

There's not much I don't like!

There are some things I'd like to be able to customise and as yet, I haven't been able to BUT they are little things and don't in anyway affect the usability of the overall system.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Daniel from Nanaimo Paddleboarding
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

August 2018

August 2018

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Great

Pros

I don’t have to spend time on phone booking customers.

Cons

It’s a little bit confusing when I give a refund.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Andrew from Uncorked Experiences Ltd.
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Checkfront as booking tool for start-up activity provider

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Really positive - very easy to work with

Pros

Ease of use in terms of product build - very user-friendly

Cons

Back end API integrations - getting there though

Review Source: Capterra
 

Emma from Sun Seekers Stand Up Paddle
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Super easy to navigate!

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I love checkfront. Customer service is great. Responses are quick. The app is user friendly and easy to use.

Pros

I love how easy this software is to use. Setting up tours, packages, classes and hire options has been a breeze with easy shortcodes to include booking links on my website. Also love that if a class requires certain hire equipment, with each booking the hire equipment also books out - meaning I can't overbook our standard equipment hire. The app is super easy to use and love that it all syncs with my phone's calendar.

Cons

Would like a "membership" option for those that frequent our business. I know there's a workaround but it's not really the easiest way. The upgrade to using liability waivers is a pretty big price difference! Would love a smaller pricepoint option for single option upgrades as I don't need all features on the next tier.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Warren from Escape Reality
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Best folks in the industry

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Best in class still!

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Great core features, rock-solid stability, and ease of setup and integration to our systems. And they have a fantastic support team.

Cons

Odd occasional niggles with the API (though support usually solves it quite quickly), missing some big data integrations (we're very demanding clients).

Review Source: Capterra
 


August 2018

August 2018

Good for small businesses

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It's pretty easy to work with once you get used to the terminology used in the setup.

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The pricing is great. Their support is great.

Cons

Lack of commissionable rate pricing for travel trade. Lack of proper accounting audit trail.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brinley from Project management for existing and new Alliance member businesses
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Checkfront needs to simplify the controlfunctionality that is hard to understand

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Few benefits since we have had challenges implementing it for what we wanted to do

Pros

Highly cost effective and fast support when needed

Cons

Control functionality is complicated to understand

Review Source: Capterra
 

Debbie from Apex Raft Company
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Definitely a good business solution

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Overall the decision to go with CF has been very positive. It has definitely made handling the large volume of customers much easier. The automated parts, like guest confirmations, has been time saving for sure. We do find the product set up with dates and times to be rather confusing and almost always involves support emails to get us sorted out. It would be great if this could be more intuitive. Also the option to handle retail items would be a huge asset. The only real negative is that I can't hide my financial reports from the front line staff. If I restrict this access it also restricts the reports they need to cash out at days end. I would consider switching off of CF if I was made an offer by a similar company who offers this feature. (I simply haven't looked yet, but plan to do a system review in the fall). Overall the support and features are worth the very reasonable price for what we find to be a stable system.

Pros

The ease of the real time online booking for our customers and the automated guest management functions

Cons

-lacks basics like being able to hide financial reports from front line staff.
-can't return partial funds to a credit card, must return full amount charged
-managing AR/AP payments is confusing and a huge hassle
-no way to visually separate products by time on the dashboard calendar (i.e.: afternoon tour from morning tour, etc, based on start time)

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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