Square Payments

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    Asked on November 03, 2017 at 12:42 PM

    Hi there, 

    I am wondering how I can set up credit card payments without having set prices for each service. We bill out our workers at an hourly rate, but we usually do not know how long each of these jobs will take. 

    For example, if we send a plumber out, it is a minimum cost of $160 for the first 2 hours of work, then $80 every additional hour. 

    Is there a way for us to require a credit card hold for the first 2 hours, then bill the card for the additional hours after that if need be?

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    Answered on November 03, 2017 at 01:43 PM

    Unfortunately, this is not possible with Square. You can enable Payment Authorization with Square, but you can charge the customer only for the authorized amount. 


    Only with Stripe, you can charge your customers later with whatever amount necessary (charge amount different from authorized amount) through your Stripe merchant interface.  

    How to Enable Payment Authorization

    Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.