Ship within 24 hours
Card association rules require that you do not charge the cardholder for the purchase until the product has been shipped (as opposed to charging the customer on the date the product was ordered or authorized).
Manage a delay between accepting and delivering an order
About card-swiped transactions
(Available only for merchant accounts supported by Merchant
Service for QuickBooks.)
For a "card swiped" transaction, the merchant swipes the credit
card through a terminal or other device that reads the card's magnetic
stripe. Card-swiped transactions qualify for a lower
discount rate because they carry a lower
risk of credit card fraud. If you do repeat business with a customer, you must
swipe the credit card every time you process it to receive
this lower rate for each transaction.
Whenever you are unable to swipe the card (for example, if the card's
magnetic stripe is damaged), it's a good idea to
imprint of the card and complete a sales slip.
Imprinting the card proves that the card was physically present if a customer
later disputes a charge.
About key-entered transactions
For a key-entered transaction, the credit card does not need to be
physically present to authorize the transaction, as it does if you use a card
reader. Instead, the information is processed over the Internet (as with the
Merchant Service for QuickBooks), by e-mail, over the phone, or by similar means.
All you need is the customer name, the customer's address, the card number,
and the expiration date.
This processing method gives you more flexibility (for example, you can
accept credit card payments over the phone) and enables you to download your
payment transactions directly into QuickBooks. However, using this method also
means that you, as the user of the merchant account, have full responsibility
for safeguarding against fraudulent transactions. To help reduce the amount of
fraud, the Merchant Service for QuickBooks performs an
address verification check for each credit card transaction
by comparing the customer address you enter with the credit card bank
What is the Merchant Service for QuickBooks?
About "card swiped" and
"key entered" transactions