For some businesses, it is preferred to authorize a charge for an order and capture the amount at a later date.
A possible scenario could be a business that sells T-shirts but only captures the charge once the shirts have shipped to the customer.
To authorize charges only, you must maintain the following setting on the Checkout Settings page of the plugin so that order transactions are placed in an authorized status.
- Locate the order that you wish to capture an authorized charge for.
- Within the Order Actions drop down, select Capture Authorized Transaction. When selected, the Capture Amount box will appear. Enter the amount that you wish to capture for the order. The amount cannot be greater than the order amount. Save the order.
- If successful, the Braintree status will be updated to Submitted For Settlement.