Credit card holds temporarily block available funds on the credit card; you don't actually take the money until you capture (charge) the authorization. This makes them ideal for use with security deposits. 

For example: at pick up, you authorize the total of both the order- and the deposit amount. When you get your items back in good shape, you charge for the order only. 

Note: Authorizations must be captured (charged) within seven days.

To authorize a credit card hold: 

  1. Add a payment and choose Credit card as a payment method.
  2. Fill in the amount you want to hold and the credit card information.
  3. Set the toggle switch to Authorize.
  4. Click Authorize.

To capture an earlier authorization hold:

  1. Choose Credit card as a payment method.
  2. In the popup, select the hold from which you wish to capture.
  3. Fill in the amount you want to charge.
  4. Click Charge.

Note: Each authorization may be captured only once. If you capture less than the authorization amount, you cannot capture the remainder at a later stage.

To release an authorization hold:

Authorization holds can be released manually from your Stripe dashboard.

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