How Does Debit/Credit Card Authorization Work?

When you make a debit/credit card purchase, the Girl Scout online shop requests authorization from your bank for the transaction. In most cases, your bank immediately places a hold on your account for that amount. When your merchandise ships, Girl Scout Shop online charges your account and the actual withdrawal takes place. If there is a delay in fulfilling your order, we will again request authorization from your bank to verify that funds are still available. If your order is cancelled, you may contact your bank to request an immediate release of the hold placed on your account. Please note it may take your bank several business days to release a hold that they have placed on your account.