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Set Up Automatic Capture of Credit Card Payments on Shopify

Last updated: February 01, 2024
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All credit card payment providers have to undergo an authorization period of 7 days where Shopify checks the validity of the card and whether it has enough funds for the transaction. However, it is necessary for store owners to capture a payment before the authorization period ends to collect money for their order.

Thus, to save the time when processing orders, most Shopify stores are set to capture credit card payments automatically, instead of set up manual capture of credit card payments. Enabling this allows stores to charge customers’ credit cards automatically within the authorization period.

This article would elaborate on the detailed instruction on how to set up automatic capture of credit card payments on Shopify.

How to set up automatic capture of credit card payments on Shopify

Step 1: Go to Payment providers

First, log in your Shopify account, go to the Settings section in your bottom left corner and then select Payment providers.

How to set up automatic capture of credit card payments on Shopify

Step 2: Automatically capture payment for orders

Scroll down to the Payment authorization section, select Automatically capture payment for orders.

How to set up automatic capture of credit card payments on Shopify

Step 3: Save

Click Save and you are done.

Note:

If a payment for an unavailable product is automatically allowed, store owner has to refund the order.

To set up automatic capture of credit card payments on Shopify on iPhone (Click here)

  • Step 1: Visit Settings After logging into your Shopify account, go to the Store symbol in the bottom right corner and select Settings.

    How to set up automatic capture of credit card payments on Shopify
  • Step 2: Go to Payments Next, in the Store settings section, a list of settings available to customize your store will be shown. Tap Payments.

    How to set up automatic capture of credit card payments on Shopify
  • Step 3: Select Automatically capture payment for orders Under Payment authorization, tap Automatically capture payment for orders.

    How to set up automatic capture of credit card payments on Shopify
  • Step 4: Save Tap Save and you are done setting up automatic capture of credit card payments.

To set up automatic capture of credit card payments on Shopify on Android (Click here)

  • Step 1: Visit Settings After logging into your Shopify account, go to the Store symbol in the bottom right corner and select Settings.

    How to set up automatic capture of credit card payments on Shopify
  • Step 2: Go to Payments Next, in the Store settings section, a list of settings available to customize your store will be shown. Tap Payments.

    How to set up automatic capture of credit card payments on Shopify
  • Step 3: Select Automatically capture payment for orders Under Payment authorization, tap Automatically capture payment for orders.

    How to set up automatic capture of credit card payments on Shopify
  • Step 4: Save Tap Save and you are done setting up automatic capture of credit card payments.

Conclusion

The above information is a detailed guide with illustration on how to set up automatic capture of credit card payments on Shopify on Desktop, iPhone, and Android. Beside the automatic mode, Shopify also offers manual capture of credit card payments. I hope you find it of great assistance in managing your online store and you’ll have no trouble to capture payments automatically from now on.

Should you have any other concerns regarding how to use Shopify to manage your store, visit our Help Center for similar instructions.

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Sam Nguyen is the CEO and founder of Avada Commerce, an e-commerce solution provider headquartered in Singapore. He is an expert on the Shopify e-commerce platform for online stores and retail point-of-sale systems. Sam loves talking about e-commerce and he aims to help over a million online businesses grow and thrive.

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