Looks like the Partial Authorization is if the card reaches its limit and can only pay part of the charge. I'm assuming this would be instead of the charge company declining the entire transaction. The article says (a) vendor can ask customer for additional payment some other way (customer can pay the unauthorized amount with cash, check, or some other card); (b) customer can request the transaction be cancelled and pay with some other means.
Why do you say this would result in nightmares? Fear that the amount authorized may also be uncollectable?
Paul E Musselman
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Subject: Credit Card "Partial Authorizations"
Our current credit card software allows us to disable "partial authorizations"
The software is coming up on EOL, we just installed and starting testing the new version.
We were informed that with the new version we can no longer disable "partial authorizations"
Our current billing system is not designed for "partial authorizations"
Why would a business want to accept a "partial authorization" and then have the nightmares that go along with it.
Any thoughts from the group and curious if your system allows you to disable "partial authorizations"
IBM i Systems Administrator
Pencor Services, Inc.
462 Delaware Ave
Palmerton Pa 18071