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Create the Default Letters used

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in the Self Check-in Process.

There are two Letters that need to be created for the Self Check-in process:  the "Self Check-in Start" and "Self Check-in Complete" Letters.

  1. The "Self Check-in Start" Letter starts the self check-in process by automatically sending the Guest an email and/or SMS with a secure link to access MyBooking.
  2. The "Self Check-in Complete"
Letter 
  1.  Letter contains your customized room entry information and instructions and is displayed to the guest in MyBookng and automatically sent to the Guest when self check-in is complete.

Since both of these Letters can delivered via email and/or SMS.you would create two Letter Templates for each delivery method.For example, if you want to send the "Self Check-in Start" Letter via email and SMS, you would create two Letter Templates and select "email and SMS" next to the Default Letter.

Remember, both of these Letters also need to be set as the Default for Self Check-in Letters and the method of delivery selected, email and/or SMS. See Self Check-in | Default Letters


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"Self Check-in Start" Letter

To Create the "Self Check-in Start" Email Letter, follow these steps 

Create the Letter and/or SMS that will be emailed and/or messaged to guests to start the Self Check-in Process This Letter/Message is what  the Guest receives on or before the check-in date (depending on when you schedule it), requesting them to start check-in and with a secure link to MyBooking. The link to MyBooking must be inserted into this letter using a merge field. It can be inserted anywhere in the Letter, but must be there in order for the Guest to start Self Checkin Check-in and/or manage their booking details. If you choose to the use SMS option, then you will need to create a separate SMS Template for each Letter.  For example, if you want to send the "Self Check-in Start" Letter via email and SMS, you would create two Letter Templates and select "email and SMS" next to the Default Letter. After this letter is created, it must be set as the Default and set up as an Auto Letter function to be automatically emailed to the Guest on the check-in date.

  • Go to SETUP | PARAMETERS | LETTERS and either create a new Letter or edit an existing Letter by clicking on the Letter ID.  We provide a default "Self Check-in Start" Letter that you can customize to your property.
  • There are two MyBooking merge fields,%%ruid_link%%", that you can insert into your Letters depending on your needs. This link will display a link to MyBookings.
  • To insert either or both of these merge fields into your Letter:
    • Place your cursor
    inthe
    • in the body of the Letter where you want the Self Checkin link to display.
    • Go to the BookingCenter Globe Icon and the "Booking Details" Section. Select the merge field and it will be inserted into your Letter where the cursor is.
    • Click Update to save changes.

To Create the "Self Check-in Start" SMS message, follow these steps 

  • Go to SETUP | PARAMETERS | LETTERS LETTERS
  • Click on Add.
  • In the Letter Type drop-down menu, select "SMS".
  • Enter the text for SMS message. There is a limit of 500 characters.
There are two MyBooking merge fields
  • * Pricing is based on a "Segment" . See SMS Module | Pricing
    • The link to MyBooking for the Guest to start the Self Check-in process is the merge field, %%ruid_link%%",
that you can insert into depending on your needs. This link will display a link to MyBookings.

To insert either or both of these merge fields into your Letter:

  • Place your cursor inthe
    • This link must be inserted into the SMS message for the Self Check-in process to start. To insert this merge field into your Letter:
      • Place your cursor inthe body of the Letter where you want the Self Checkin link to display.
      • Go to the BookingCenter Globe Icon and the "Booking Details" Section. Select the merge field and it will be inserted into your Letter where the cursor is.
      • Click Update to save changes.

For more details, see Add or Edit SMS Letters



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"Self Check-in Complete" Letter

To Create the "Self Check-in Complete" Email Letter, follow these steps 

Create the Letter and/or SMS that will be emailed and/or messaged to guests at the end of the Self Check-in Process. The "Self Check-in Complete" Letter contains your customized room entry information and instructions and is displayed to the guest in MyBookng and automatically sent to the Guest when self check-in is complete. If you choose to the use SMS option, then you will need to create a separate SMS Template. For example, if you want to send the "Self Check-in Complete" Letter via email and SMS, you would create two Letter Templates and select "email and SMS" next to the Default Letter. After this letter is created, it must be set as the Default and set up as an Auto Letter function to be automatically emailed to the Guest.

  • Go to SETUP | PARAMETERS | LETTERS and either create a new Letter or edit an existing Letter by clicking on the Letter ID.  We provide a default "Self Check-in Complete" Letter that you can customize to your property.
  • The most important thing to add to this Letter is the "Room Notes" merge field. The room entry instructions need to be entered in the “Room Notes” field for each room in MyPMS for the merge field to display this information. To enter these instructions, go to SETUP | RATES | ROOMS. Click on the Room ID to open the Room Details, then enter the specific Room Entry information in the “Room Notes” Field. For instructions on how to enter Room Entry Information, Add or Edit Rooms
    • Place your cursor in the body of the Letter where you want the Room Entry Instructions to display.
    • Go to the BookingCenter Globe Icon and the "Booking Details" Section. Select the "Room Notes" merge field and it will be inserted into your Letter where the cursor is.
    • Click Update to save changes.

To Create the "Self Check-in Complete" SMS message, follow these steps 

  • Go to SETUP | PARAMETERS | LETTERS
  • Click on Add.
  • In the Letter Type drop-down menu, select "SMS".
  • Enter the text for SMS message. There is a limit of 500 characters. * Pricing is based on a "Segment" . See SMS Module | Pricing
    • The most important thing to add to this Letter is the "Room Notes" merge field. The room entry instructions need to be entered in the “Room Notes” field for each room in MyPMS for the merge field to display this information. To enter these instructions, go to SETUP | RATES | ROOMS. Click on the Room ID to open the Room Details, then enter the specific Room Entry information in the “Room Notes” Field. For instructions on how to enter Room Entry Information, Add or Edit Rooms
      • Place your cursor in the body of the Letter where you want the
    Self Checkin link
      • Room Entry Instructions to display.
      • Go to the BookingCenter Globe Icon and the "Booking Details" Section. Select the "Room Notes" merge field and it will be inserted into your Letter where the cursor is.
      • Click Update to save changes.

For more details, see Add or Edit SMS Letters



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