On some of our integrated Online Payment Methods, you may notice a checkbox labeled "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 only to 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 "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 process the payment fully.
For your reference, here is the list of integrated Online Payment Methods which include the "Authorize Only" checkbox.
Litle & Co.
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
Verifone PAYware Connect