How to authorize card payments using the old funnel builder in GoHighLevel

Payment Verification Process in Funnels

(Version 1)

How Authorization works:

  • This, by default, is not turned on and will require a couple of quick extra steps, covered below.
  • Before crediting the client’s account, the system deducts the monetary value designated as the “authorized amount” from their bank account.
  • If the account does not have the funds during the authorization process, they will not be allowed to continue to the next step.
  • Upon authorization approval, the system will credit back the account for the amount used to authorize.
  • If you have any “Trial days” attached to the plan, those will kick in as soon as the card is authorized.
  • Funds may take up to 5 business days before being returned to the clients bank account.
  • It ONLY works with Subscriptions and Payment plans.


If you wish to pre-authorize payment for all your selected plans prior to purchase, you’ll need to undergo this process individually for each plan linked to the payment form.

Authorizing a payment using version 1 of the page builder

1. Head into your funnel/ website builder

Select the funnel step your products are attached to.

Head into your funnel/ website builder

2. Click on Products

Click on Products

3. Click on the “Edit” icon to open up your product settings

In this example, there are two plans where “Authorized payments” will need to be turned on (Monthly $149 & Yearly $1490).

First, we will start with plan 1 (Monthly $149) then come back and repeat this process for plan 2 (Yearly plan $1490).

Click on "Edit" icon

4. Click on Authorize Card

Click on Authorize Card

5. Type the dollar amount you would like to “authorize.”

Please Note:

Keep in mind the amount you place here will be deducted from the clients account. If the funds are unavailable they will not be able to proceed.

In this example: The system will take “$1” out of the clients account and then refund the “$1” back.

The refund process may take up to 5 business days before returning the amount taken. 

ONLY works with Subscriptions and Payment plans.

Type the dollar amount you would like to "authorize"

6. Click on “Currency”

Enter the currency you wish to use

Click on "Currency"

7. Click on USD

For this example we will use USD.

Click on USD

8. Click on Update

Make sure to hit “Update”. That’s it.

Click on Update

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