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Credit Card Authorization Form

Credit Card Authorization Form

This form serves as a written permission from your client, allowing you to directly draft payments from their credit card. It not only provides clarity on the amount but also specifies any associated responsibilities and potential penalties.

A credit card authorization form is a signed agreement by a cardholder that grants a merchant or another party the right to charge a predetermined amount to their card. For recurring payments, like monthly subscriptions, a recurring credit card authorization form sets the stage for regular charges.

While leveraging an online payment system to retain payment details is the ideal scenario, it might not always be feasible. Here are situations where a credit card authorization form becomes invaluable:

  • In-person sales meetings to process payments
  • An alternative payment method if primary options fail
  • Structured payment plans
  • A safeguard against chargebacks 
  • and more!

Example: Imagine you' have a client on a payment plan for a big event, like a wedding, with automated payments. If their primary payment method consistently fails, having a signed authorization form permits you to charge the designated credit card mentioned in the form, ensuring you receive payment.

Wondering about platforms like Square or PayPal? Even when using these platforms, there exists a risk of chargebacks, especially with manual entries which inherently carry a higher risk due to the inability to verify security features or match credit card signatures physically. A credit card authorization form acts as an added layer of protection, minimizing potential disputes or chargebacks.

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