MW Auth & Capture

Authorization & Capture support

The Merchant Warrior Payment Gateway now supports Authorization and Capture for merchants through both the Merchant Administration Panel and API. A full explanation of exactly how Authorization and Capture operates and why certain merchants require it can be found at the Authorization & Capture article at Australia’s Payments Gateway Resource.

We have worked closely with our merchants to implement Authorization & Capture capabilities the right way. The Authorization & Capture feature is available through both the Merchant Warrior Direct API and Transparent Redirect.

Who needs Authorization and Capture support?

There are specific business models that will require the ability to have control over when they issue a credit card Authorization and credit card Capture. A simple example of this would be a computer repair company that sent out employees to fix computer problems. Assuming they have a service cost of $50 this is how the process would look:

  • The Customer books computer repair specialist for $50
  • The Computer repair company issues a credit card Authorization for $50 to the customer’s credit card
  • The credit card Authorization is successful and therefore the Computer repair company knows that the Customer has the funds
  • A computer repair specialist is sent to the Customer’s house on the booking date which happens to be three days later
  • The computer repair specialists fixes the customer’s issue and notifies head office that the job has been completed
  • The computer repair company issues a credit card Capture for $50 from the customer’s credit card
  • The $50 is then transferred from the customer’s account to the computer repair company’s settlement account

This is a simple scenario in which the merchant can benefit from having control over when they issue a credit card Authorization and credit card Capture.

Merchant Warrior likes to K.I.S.S

Our merchants benefit from our features and Payment Gateway functionality due to the K.I.S.S (Keep it simple, stupid!) design principle that we follow. The video below demonstrates a brief overview of the Authorization and  Capture functionality through the MW Merchant Administration Panel.


Feel free to contact us if your business payment model requires Authorization and Capture functionality.


Shopp Plugin & MW

WordPress + Shopp + MW = Perfect.

Merchant Warrior is now supported by the beautiful Shopp Plugin for WordPress. Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to turn your wordpress blog into an online store? If so the Shopp Plugin is the solution that you’ll be wanting to get the job done seamlessly.

Shopp is an e-commerce plugin that adds a feature-rich online store to your WordPress-powered website or blog. Get your store up and running in minutes. Then, take it to the next level with the flexibility of Shopp’s customization tools that allow production studios and power users to tailor every aspect of the shopping experience. Shopp Plugin

Simple, Effective, Instant.

Features that are supported by Shopp Plugin that we like are:

  • Bolt-on e-commerce functionality, just install and activate
  • Search engine optimized shopping pages
  • Works out-of-the-box with any theme
  • Focused development to be fast, efficient and play nicely with other plugins
  • Shortcode support for placing products and categories in blog posts or pages
  • Basic inventory management and low-stock e-mail alerts
  • Support for selling digital & physical products and donations
  • Export orders and customers into Tab, CSV and Excel formats
  • Export orders for import as transactions into Intuit Quickbooks (As Australians we can only hope this functionality is added to MYOB in the future!

The tutorial video below displays just how easy it is to integrate your online business with the WordPress Shopp Plugin.

If you’re currently looking for a payment solution to tie into your WordPress blog don’t look past Shopp Plugin. To our beloved merchants who have requested that we work with Shopp Plugin to get integrated we’re happy to say that your wish has been our command!