What does my Online Payment Method's "Authorize Only" checkbox do?


On some of our integrated Online Payment Methods, you may notice a checkbox labeled as "Authorize Only."

When enabled on your specific payment method, this checkbox will authorize the credit card for the total order amount at the time of purchase and reserve the funds for the order. However it will NOT yet collect the funds until you are ready to collect them.

This can be useful for situations where you'd like to merely authorize the card to ensure funds are available while waiting to process the shipment. Perhaps you'd prefer to avoid shipping the product before funds are validated, or maybe your products are of a customized nature and you'd prefer to only collect funds when the product is ready to ship. Either way, the "Authorize Only" checkbox will allow you to do this.

To collect payment for "Authorize Only" orders, you will simply need to open the order in your Shift4Shop Online Store Manager, and scroll down to the order's "Transactions" section. You should see a transaction labeled as "Authorize" under the "Type" heading. Click the "Details" link located to the far right of this transaction and you should then see the "Capture" button to fully process the payment.

For your reference, here is the list of our integrated Online Payment Methods which include the "Authorize Only" checkbox.

  •Shift4 Payments
  •1stPayGateway XML
  •3DSI EC-Linx
  •Authorize Net
  •GoeMerchant XML
  •Innovative Gateway
  •IP Charge
  •Litle & Co.
  •LUCY Gateway
  •MeS Gateway
  •Moneris US
  •MSC Secure
  •NMI Gateway Services
  •PayJunction Trinity Payment Gateway
  •Paymentech Orbital Gateway
  •PayPal PayFlow Link
  •PayPal PayFlow Pro
  •PayPal Payments Advanced
  •PayPal Payments Pro
  •ProPay ProtectPay API
  •Quickbooks Merchant Service
  •Sage Pay (Protx)
  •Sage Pay (Protx) - Form Method
  •Sage Payment
  •Secure Net
  •USA ePay
  •Verifone PAYware Connect

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