Pre-authorization payments allow users to put a hold on a credit card for a certain amount, without actually processing the payment, just like hotels and hire car operators do.
After completing a pre-authorization payment, you have 7 days to process or cancel the payment, otherwise it will automatically be cancelled after 7 days.
To process a pre-authorized payment:
- Tap the “+” icon and select “Pre-authorized Payment”
- Enter the amount and card details etc and tap “Charge Card”
- To proceed with processing this payment, simply tap the payment in the list of payments and tap “Process” and the amount will be charged in full.
- To cancel this pre-authorized payment, simply tap the payment in the list of payments and tap the menu icon in the top right corner and select ‘Cancel’.