This article explains the options for linking to your standalone IBIS E-commerce platform from your existing website. The URL for your ibis website would replace demo.ibisnz.com in the following examples.


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  • To link to the general page for admission tickets, you will append /Tickets/Index to your IBIS E-commerce URL. E.g. https://demo.ibisnz.com/Ticket/Index

  • To link to an admission ticket group, you will append /Ticket/New/EntryA to your IBIS E-commerce URL, where "EntryA" is the group code you've configured in the retail group screen. E.g. https://demo.ibisnz.com/Ticket/New/EntryA


  • To link to the general retail page, you will append /Retail/groups to your IBIS E-commerce URL. E.g. https://demo.ibisnz.com/Retail/groups

  • To link to a specific group of retail items, you will append /Retail/items/Body to your IBIS E-commerce URL, where "Body" is the group code as configured in the retail group screen. E.g. https://demo.ibisnz.com/Retail/items/Body

  • To link to a specific retail item you will need to specify the item PLU code in the url as follows: E.g. https://demo.ibisnz.com/Retail/new/1004 where "1004" is the PLU code of the item.


  • To link to the general gift voucher page (if you have no groups configured), you will append /Gift voucher to your IBIS E-commerce URL. E.g. https://demo.ibisnz.com/GiftVoucher

  • To link to the group page for gift vouchers, you will append GiftVoucher/groups to your IBIS E-commerce URL. E.g.https://demo.ibisnz.com/GiftVoucher/groups

  • To link to a specific gift voucher group, you will append /GiftVoucher/items/GiftA to your IBIS E-commerce URL, where "GiftA" is the group code as configured in the retail group screen. E.g. https://demo.ibisnz.com/GiftVoucher/items/GiftA

  • To link to a specific gift voucher item you will need to specify the gift voucher PLU code in the url as follows: https://demo.ibisnz.com/GiftVoucher/new/1005 where "1005" is the plu code for the gift voucher


  • To link to the general page for reservations, you will append /Reservation to your IBIS E-commerce URL. E.g. https://demo.ibisnz.com/Reservation

  • To link to a product-specific reservation page, you will append /Reservation?ProdCode=walk to your IBIS E-commerce URL, where "walk" is the product code you've configured in the Operator products screen. E.g. https://demo.ibisnz.com/Reservation?ProdCode=walk

  • To link to a product group (which you must set up in the product groups screen), you will append /Reservation?prodgroup=walking, where walking is the group code you have configured. E.g. https://demo.ibisnz.com/Reservation?prodgroup=walks

  • To link to a specific departure date, enter the date parameter with yyyymmdd as the date format. Eg. https://demo.ibisnz.com/reservation?date=20221231

  • To create a link for specific price options you need to specify the option code and the quantity required for each. Eg. demo.ibisnz.com/reservation?adult=1&child=1

  • To embed a promotion into a link that applies the promotion automatically in the cart, append /Reservation/?promotion=promo10, where "promo10" is the promotion code. E.g. https://demo.ibisnz.com/Reservation?promotion=promo10

  • You can combine several book now parameters to create a very targeted book now url by separating each parameter with an ampersand "&". Eg. https://demo.ibisnz.com/reservation?date=20191215&prodcode=walk&adult=1&child=1


  • To link to a product-specific multi-day booking page for a Hire product, you will append /Departures/Hire?ProductCode=POOLS30 to your IBIS E-commerce URL, where "POOLS30" is the product code you've configured in the Operator products screen. E.g. https://demo.ibisnz.com/Departures/Hire?ProductCode=POOLS30
  • To link to a product group, you will append /Departures/HireGroup?productGroupCode=SERENITY to your IBIS E-commerce URL, where "SERENITY" is the product group code you've configured in the Product group screen. E.g. https://demo.ibisnz.com/Departures/HireGroup?productGroupCode=SERENITY



Websites or influencers that send traffic to your online booking website can be given specific URLs to record the referring booking agent against your reservation product sales made online via your E-Commerce website. This gives you the opportunity to either reward the agent for their referral (also called affiliate marketing) or track your ROI for advertising on a particular website.


To configure an affiliate URL for an agent, you can either use the existing agent account or set up a new account for that agent dedicated to online referral sales (ensure you specify the account use "Booking Agent" and include "Online Sales" in the Account Name so it's very clear to your staff). 


The online policy is not applicable for affiliate sales recognition. The online policy permissions that apply to your ordinary online sales account will apply to all Affiliate agent links. 


If you already have an agent setup in IBIS, just add a new account to their existing contact and set the sale type to Referral to record online sales separately from standard sales. 


You can configure an agent-specific affiliate URL by appending the Account Code for the specific Agent (found in the Accounts screen) to the end of your booking website URL. 


Here are some examples of how to construct the URL for affiliate links:


You can combine the affiliate agent parameter with all of the reservation parameters for activity bookings, but it will not work using any product specific paramaters for hire/appointments at this time. We also do not recommend using affiliate links if you are using an i-frame as it will not open your E-Commerce website embedded within your own pages. 


Agent Specific Book Now URL


Set up a book now button on your Facebook page

Take advantage of getting your booking page out on as many platforms as you can. You can do this by simply adding a Book Now button to your company's Facebook page and linking it to your IBIS E-commerce site. This will, in turn, drive more online bookings through your site. Through Facebook, you will be able to track page views and bookings that come through. 

  1. Log into your company's Facebook account as the admin.
  2. Go to the Business Page and click + Add a Button


  3. Click Book with you, then Book Now, then Next

  4. Click Link to Website
  5. Enter the URL of your IBIS booking page and then Save

  6. Review the configuration you just set up, then click Finish


Great news! You have just successfully added another resource for customers to book your products by adding a Book Now button to Facebook!