Is there a way to authorize a payment without charging the card first?

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    Asked on May 11, 2017 at 02:48 PM
    For example, I am creating an orders form and only want to encrypt credit card fields. I cannot use the apps because I only need Credit card info as I am not directly charging it.
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    Answered on May 11, 2017 at 03:16 PM

    Be advised that you should use one of our Payment Processors if you wish to process payments on your form. Using plain form fields to collect credit card info is against our Terms of Use.

    Here's a complete list of all payment processors we integrate with:

    If all you need is some sort of Payment Authorization (e.g. charge your users at a later date), then your choices would be limited to Stripe, Paypal or

    Complete guide: How-to-Enable-Payment-Authorization 

    In case you're not sure which one will work for you, I recommend reading this article: Which-Payment-Processor-is-Right-for-Your-Business 

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    Answered on May 12, 2017 at 06:56 AM

    I would love to use the but we do not have a price list to link it to and the customer may not know the full amount at submission due to freight charging options and other processing functions.

    So I need them to provide credit card information to be charged once all charges have been applied. Which can take upto 72 hours.

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    Answered on May 12, 2017 at 07:15 AM

    I'm afraid regardless of the reason behind it, you are not allowed to collect credit card information using plain form fields.

    If I'm in your shoes, I'll still setup to adhere with the Terms of Use, then setup a Product that is worth $0. Afterwards, charge them from whenever you see fit.

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    Answered on May 12, 2017 at 07:16 AM

    The only option that look close to what I need would be donation type, but this is not a donation.  

    Prior to filling out this form they would have a quote with an amount on it that they should not have to reenter this information since it will be attached to form.  I just need to collect the card information to have all charges added to later.

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    Answered on May 12, 2017 at 08:36 AM

    Hello micusaIT,

    Instead of selecting donation, you can select payment type as "User Defined Amount" with "Authorization Only" option in payment tool. Please check the screenshot below:


    When you say " they would have a quote with an amount", how is the amount calculated? Is it calculated in form? Please note that if the quote amount is available in form, you can pass this amount to payment toll automatically. You may like to take a look at the following guide which should help you:

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!