For Clover POS users:
When you add a customers payment card, 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 payment/billing cycle and the total amount set for any memberships 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 their payment card is added to the profile. 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.
For all other platforms:
An authorisation takes place (usually $1 - depending on the platform) but no physical charge is taken from the customer's payment card.