Two-Step Capture

How and when to separate authorization from capture

KOMOJU supports "two-step" capture, where new payments are authorized and then must be captured manually as a separate step.

When a payment is authorized in this way, the funds are secured and you can capture them at a later date. Authorizations typically expire after 30 days, so you must capture before then.

One common use case for this feature is for shipping physical goods. Your order flow might look like this:

  1. Customer inputs valid payment details.
  2. You authorize payment and prepare for shipping.
  3. When the goods ship, capture the payment.

If something goes wrong before shipment, you can cancel the authorized payment, thus avoiding the need for a refund.