[thelist] storing user information and allowing them to"finishlater" and payment issues

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at speakeasy.net
Tue Dec 2 12:34:16 CST 2008

On Tue, 2008-12-02 at 09:45 -0800, Hassan Schroeder wrote:
> In your situation, you could either
> 1) charge the card when submitted the first time if payment info is
>      present, even if the form is incomplete, or
> 2)  authorize the charge, which will give you a transaction id to save
>      to use later when the form is completed

Of the two, the second is highly preferable, but you should make sure
the user knows this is what you do, and give the user the option of
saving without the credit card number if this is a problem. Many "credit
cards" are actually debit cards, and an unexpected hold on funds can
lead to bounced checks/EFTs and many other financial catastrophes.

Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at speakeasy.net>

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