Checkfront News & Interests

Ready for a New E-Commerce Website Theme?

Part of the fun of having your own website is how it can reflect you and your products. The design, layout, and navigation of a really good e-commerce site can be a major factor in customer conversions; we’re drawn to well-designed virtual storefronts the same way that we’re drawn to lush boutiques in the physical…


How to Streamline Your Booking Page with Product Grouping

Checkfront 3.3.2, our latest update, contains a new feature called product grouping. It can streamline your booking page, making it far more visually appealing and easier to use. Here’s how to set it up and why it can work for you. Here’s a very common situation for Checkfront users: they run a two-hour tour which…


Announcing Checkfront v3.3.2

We’re pleased to report a new update which rolled out over the Valentine’s weekend, as a gesture of our love. We’ve got a lot of great changes and tweaks to make Checkfront even better for you. 1: New Currencies and Add-On We’ve added support for two new currencies: the Korean Won and the Mauritian Rupee….


How to Manage Negative Online Reviews

Many businesses hesitate to list themselves on Google or Yelp because they fear the worst: an onslaught of bad reviews which will tank their reputation and ruin their chances for success. This doesn’t actually happen too often, but a bad review always stings. When you own a small business, you pour everything into it, every…


Going Local on Search: 4 Local Listings Your Business Should Claim

One of the best things about running a business online is the fact that you can reach out to customers literally anywhere in the world. For many people, online revenue is enough to eliminate the need for a brick-and-mortar storefront entirely. But while you may reach for worldwide audiences, a good chunk of your online…


Build a Better Booking Form with Filter Questions & Conditional Fields

You can gather a lot of information about your customers by creating custom fields on your booking forms, and to that end we are introducing a new feature which will make that process even more sophisticated: filter questions and conditional fields. Using this new feature, you can ask for specific follow-up information based on how a…


Checkfront: Now With Bitcoin

With the release of Checkfront 3.3.1, we’ve added in a long-requested feature: Bitcoin compatibility. We are now compatible with Coinbase, a popular Bitcoin wallet service. Bitcoin is a new form of currency that is generated via a complex algorithm, and works like online cash. It’s a private, secure method of payment that is becoming increasingly…


Syncing Bookings to Quickbooks Online

Quickbooks Online is a cloud-based accounting software which allows users to control their accounts securely from anywhere they wish. They are an incredibly popular accounting platform and we’re pleased to announce that we have created an add-on to connect your Checkfront account to Quickbooks. Using the add-on, you can sync bookings and transactions directly into…


Checkfront Adds Conekta for Online Payments in Mexico

We’re happy to announce that Checkfront is now integrated with Conekta, one of Mexico’s most popular online payment gateways. It accepts many different forms of payment including credit, debit, cash, and interest-free deferred payments from banks like Banorte, Santander, Banjercito, HSBC, and many more. International customers can pay via credit card just as easily. Conekta…


How to Customize Wording on Your Booking Page

Checkfront is pleased to operate in a wide variety of languages and offer a huge amount of customization to the booking application. There are many small tips and tricks you can use to really make Checkfront your own, including creating a custom translation pack in order to change some of the default text that would…


How to Make Your WordPress Website More Secure in 5 Steps

A large percentage of our users are running their websites on WordPress. The content management platform is incredibly user-friendly and is used by everyone from major corporate websites to small businesses. Unfortunately, WordPress is not very secure on its own, as evidenced by a massive hack which was announced in mid-December. Over 100,000 WordPress sites…


We’re heading to the 2015 ACCT Conference

We’re thrilled to announce that Checkfront will be attending the Association for Challenge Course Technology’s (ACCT) 2015 conference and exposition. We’ll be in beautiful Palm Springs, California from February 5-7 and exhibiting at the conference. We’re excited to meet and connect with challenge course, zip line, canopy tour and aerial adventure/trekking park professionals who will be in attendance….


5 Ways to Improve Your Business in 2015

Happy new year! It’s always exciting to come around to another January and a fresh start. Almost everyone makes New Year’s resolutions; they vow to exercise more, to improve their skills or attitudes, or to give up an unhealthy vice. No matter what it is, resolutions are a good way to examine what you’re currently…


Is Your Mobile-Unfriendly Site Costing You Customers?

There’s no denying that mobile commerce is a rapidly growing sector—45-51% of Americans use a smartphone—but it’s particularly affecting the travel industry. This past summer, 43% of all travel website traffic came from mobile devices, and one-quarter of users who booked a travel amenity did so with a tablet or smartphone. When surveyed about their…


How to Leverage Facebook for More Bookings

Checkfront can be integrated with your existing business in several different ways. We have plugins for WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla, as well as a droplet page that can be put into almost any other website with just a line or two of code. But that’s not the only way to facilitate bookings; we also have…


3 Must-Have Plugins for your WordPress Website

Here at Checkfront, we love WordPress—it’s one of the most versatile, user-friendly systems out there. There are lots of ways to customize your WordPress site, but there are certain areas where a little bit of work initially will make your site much better in the long run. Here’s what to watch for, and some suggested…


Improve Your TripAdvisor Ranking With This One Simple Tip

If you run an accommodation, a tour, or another business frequented by tourists, then TripAdvisor is one of your best friends—and one of your most frustrating adversaries. People are more inclined to trust the judgment of fellow travellers, and a top ranking on TripAdvisor can skyrocket your business. But how do you get into the…


3 E-commerce Misconceptions That Are Costing You Money

An incredible 94% of people say that poor design is the primary reason why they don’t trust a website—and yet there are thousands of small business owners whose sites are almost an afterthought. eMarketer estimates that there will be 1.2 billion online shoppers worldwide next year—that’s one in seven people. But even with this vast…


Partner Accounts & Commission Tracking

Our multiple user account login option gives business owners the ability to let all their employees make bookings, while controlling what they can see and do in the Dashboard. It’s a popular feature, but many of our users have contracts with third-party agents or partners—they are not staff, but they make bookings on behalf of the…


We Need Your Help: Product Feature Survey

It’s been a busy year for Checkfront. In the last 12 months, we’ve doubled our client base as well as our number of employees, and seen a 140% increase in the number of bookings we process. On behalf of our entire team, we want to say thank you for being a part of that growth. As we’ve always looked to our customers…