For many reasons, website owners feel the need to have a purchase only process after you have approved it. Follow along to see how this is done.
Begin by navigating to SYSTEM > CONFIGURATION
From here use the left-hand navigation and navigate to SALES > PAYMENT METHODS
Once here select the AUTHORIZE.NET drop-down.
You use the section titled Payment Action. It only allows two options Authorize only and Authorize and Capture.
Authorize and Capture - This will allow all website purchases to be handled automatically.
Authorize Only - This will prevent the purchase to be processed until you have validated and approved said purchase.
Once complete, click SAVE CONFIG in the top right corner.
Once an order has come in, navigate to SALES > ORDERS.
Click on or search for the said order.
If the order seems right to you, approve and finalize the order by clicking INVOICE.
Once you have selected to invoice the order, you will be brought to the invoice screen.
At the bottom of the invoice screen, you will see the total amount that is due for the order.
Select "Capture Online" to capture the payment in the admin and with your merchant processor, thus completing the processing order and sending the order to the appropriate distributor to be fulfilled. Selecting "Capture Offline" will allow you to capture the payment only in the admin, so that the order can be closed out without capturing any funds with your merchant processor.
And now the order has been fully processed.
You can change any of these options back at anytime.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please submit a support ticket.