What is an Authorization Request Only?

An authorization request only is an electronic message sent from the Merchant’s business to the customer’s credit card issuing bank to request an approval code for a sale or transaction.  Merchants who do not ship on the same day that they receive the orders usually use this method.  Also, third-party shippers or Merchants who do not store inventory.

Electronic Merchant Systems Payment Processing Glossary :

Defining key payment processing and merchant services industry terms to help business owners make better decisions.




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