Incremental authorizations allow you to increase the authorized amount on a confirmed PaymentIntent before you capture it. This is helpful if the total price changes or the customer adds goods or services and you need to update the amount on the payment.
Depending on the issuing bank, cardholders may see the amount of the original pending authorization increase in place, or they may see each increment as an additional pending authorization. After capture, the total captured amount appears as one entry.
When using incremental authorizations:
- You can only use them with Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.
- Each card brand has category restrictions.
- You have a maximum of 10 attempts per payment.
Availability by user category
Use incremental authorizations on payments that fulfill the criteria below. You can find your user category in the Dashboard.
|Card brand||Merchant country||Payment type||User category|
|Visa||Global||All card payment types||All user categories|
|Mastercard||Global*||All card payment types||All user categories|
|Discover||Global||All card payment types||Car rental agencies; lodging; transportation services; food establishments and restaurants; drinking establishments (alcoholic beverages); trailer parks and campgrounds; other rental services; amusement parks, circuses, carnivals, and fortune tellers; recreation services (not elsewhere classified)|
|Discover||Global||Card not present||Taxicabs and limousines|
* Excludes MX users and JPY transactions for JP users