Unscheduled payments

Learn what are unscheduled payments and how they work.

In some cases, you as a merchant can trigger a transaction in the background without the customer in session. You must use a valid customer initiated transaction as a reference where the customer has explicitly agreed to use these stored credentials for unscheduled payments.

Some of the examples for storing credentials are:

  • additional bookings of services or content which exceed the initial anticipated amount
  • automatic balance loading
  • micropayments, where one wants to gather small amounts and only capture one larger amount
  • delayed fulfillments which exceed the validity of an authorization

The following payment methods support unscheduled payments: