In production, users see the marketing checkbox (which will default to unchecked) on their first check out experience with each partner. This option will only be shown to the user during their first checkout and currently will not be shown during future checkout flows. The checkbox will not be shown for users during guest checkout or when they are using alternate account information.
How it works
- The user completes their checkout flow and may or may not check the marketing opt-in box
- Reserve with Google will call your booking server to complete the checkout (CreateBooking or CreateOrder)
- Reserve with Google (depending on the selection of the user), calls the SetMarketingPreference method to
POST /v3/SetMarketingPreferencewith the user’s selection. Please refer to the below table.
|User checkbox selection||SetMarketingPreferenceRequest||User's subscriptions status|
||User is now subscribed (unless double opt-in is required)|
||User is unsubscribed. This option is currently not available on the Reserve with Google UI. Users should unsubscribe through the unsubscribe link in the marketing emails (the partner must implement and include this link in each marketing email as specified in Partner Marketing Opt-ins policy). Opt-out is handled outside of Reserve with Google and there is no need to inform Reserve with Google of this change.|
|No selection||No request sent||User’s most recent subscription status remains in effect. If the user has not previously made a subscription status selection (opted in or out) then the default status should be “opted out.”|
Double opt-in requirements
Double opt-in may be required depending on the area and type of emails partners send. In this case, the partner must send the user an email with a link to complete their opt-in. Users should not be considered subscribed until they complete the double opt-in process.