booking receipt as a .jpeg file attached emails allows the use of the I-Fax/e-mail print

edited January 11 in Feature Requests
A common feature on many small business printers, especially the extremely common cannon imageCLASS is email to fax or internet fax (I-Fax). In order for the printer to use this protocol, the email address registered with printer must RECEIVE EMAILS with the desired document attached as a single .jpeg file or .TIFF-F (Class F). I have only validated this works with single page .jpeg files. 

Checkfront allows us to send a copy of the receipt to one of our staff in an e-mail as plain text or HTML, it would be especially helpful and would increase the responsiveness of our employees to bookings if a copy of the receipt would be printed to the office when booking is paid for by using the I-Fax feature. compatibility would simply require the option to attach a copy of the receipt as a .jpeg file to the staff or customer. Then the checkfront platform would be compatible with internet fax protocol used not only by cannon, but many other printer companies as well!

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  • BrittanyBrittany Checkfront
    Hi @turfequip,

    Thank you for your post!

    Currently, there isn't a way to attach an invoice as a .JPEG to email notifications but we do have a feature request that I have added your name and feedback to.

    I can't say if or when this improvement could be made but we'll be sure to let you know if there are any related updates.

    In the meantime, you could consider exploring our integration with Zapier as it allows you to easily connect Checkfront with other services which may allow you to print the invoice, or save the email as a jpeg to be printed, for example.

    I hope this helps and feel free to get in touch at support@checkfront.com if we can assist further.

    Best,
    Brittany
    Technical Support Specialist & Operations Lead
    Checkfront | checkfront.com/contact | Email: support@checkfront.com
  • How much to pay a programmer to provide that feature? send a quote, efficiency is our game 
  • Hi @turfequip,

    Thank you for reaching back to us!

    As our Developmental Roadmap is decided based on the overall need, and value-added to all members of the system we do not offer paid custom development for features.

    With that said I can completely empathize with how this feature would greatly benefit your business and I would be happy to provide this feedback to our Product Team on the associated Feature-Request. I still won't have any ETA to share regarding if or when this could be implemented into Checkfront but I would be happy to provide you with any updates as they come my way!

    In the meantime, if you have any other questions please feel free to reach out to us at support@checkfront.com and we would be happy to help.

    All the best,

    Ethan
    Technical Support Specialist
    Checkfront | checkfront.com/contact | Email: support@checkfront.com
  • @turfequip ,

    I'm not familiar with the I-Fax feature, but I would expect to be possible to send an email with a PDF to a Cannon printer. (E-mail Print feature)

    You may have to use Zapier to grab the actual PDF file from the URL provided by the CheckFront notification.

    Good luck

  • the cannon email to print feature is only available on the imageRUNNER class of printers. Which are much larger machines and meant for larger businesses. From what I understand you are correct if you have a cannon imageRUNNER class printer zapier would work, but the internet fax protocol does not tolerate multipage or any other type of file besides .jpeg (I have validated this) or .TIFF class-F (unvalidated). 
  • well checkfront has the option to generate a text or HTML email. I can't imagine a third method added to the class that generates the receipts could convert the HTML email to a .JPEG and offer the file as an attachment would take longer than 2 weeks for conception to validation and implementation. I do appreciate all the improvements we don't tend to end up using. Integration of zapier introduces yet another layer of complexity and expense as its just another thing 10 people have to remember/maintain. Why would I want that? I-Fax is an international protocol and is well accepted and should be supported by this platform. So many restaurants and hotels would flock here just because you have the pop3 printing capability supported by mid range and small business. Go puff, Uber eats, Doordash all use it. 

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