When you schedule a customers billing cycle with a start date, Loyalzoo will take an immediate charge from your client's card of $0.50 - this is done to ensure that the customer's card is billable and that there is a higher success rate for all further charges.

The $0.50 charge will then be automatically deducted from the customer's next billing cycle and the total amount set for the membership will then continue as usual on all future payments. See example below. 

*This process reduces the risk of the customer's card being declined during successive payments. 

The below example is for a customer whose billing cycle is set to start on 24th November for $15/week for 6 weeks. 

The $0.50 authorization charge is taken immediately when the "Set payment" button is tapped. The customer's first payment on 24th November will be for $14.50 (deducting the $0.50 authorization charge). Then for the following 5 weeks, the customer will be charged the full amount of $15.00/week. 

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