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How to enable Payment Authorization in Square?Asked by LeoC2 on March 10, 2017 at 07:12 PM
When using Stripe payment integration I was able to set it so that the clients card was not charged until I clicked on a link in the email notification. I don't see that ability with Square, an I missing something? It was a very practical feature for me blowing me to check purchases before charging the client.
Hello Leo, Payment Authorization works differently with different payment processors. With Square, this can be achieved in a similar way by enabling TEST MODE.
Just open the Square payment wizard > expand the Additional Gateway Settings section > then set Test Mode to YES.
That's not a very complete answer. Then what? How do i charge the card, is there some link in the emailed confirmation?
The Payment Authorization feature will only capture the information. In order to charge the card you will need to manually do it through your Square account dashboard.
So in other words the delayed charge is NOT available with Square.
That's correct, Square's Test Mode > Yes option is not the same as Stripe's Charge Customer Immediately > No.
This was mainly because Stripe, Square, Authorize.net and Paypal (to name a few) have different APIs and features. Which also explains why I had to phrase my earlier reply like that:
Payment Authorization works differently with different payment processors. With Square, this can be achieved in a similar way by enabling TEST MODE.
Related guide: How-to-Enable-Payment-Authorization
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