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About Payments

You can accept live payments using the Razorpay Payment Gateway once your Razorpay account has been activated.

Payment Life Cycle๐Ÿ”—

Following are the various states of a payment:


States

Description

created

This is the first state. The customer has provided the payment details, which are sent to Razorpay. The payment has not been processed yet.

authorized

The payment state changes to authorized when the bank successfully authenticates the customer's payment details. The money is deducted from the customerโ€™s account by Razorpay. The amount is settled to your account after the payment is manually or automatically captured. Payment in this state is auto-refunded to the customer if it is not captured within 5 days of creation.

captured

When the status of the payment is changed to captured, the payment is verified as complete by Razorpay. The amount is settled to your account as per the settlement schedule.

refunded

You can refund the payments that have been successfully captured at your end. The amount is reversed to the customer's account.

failed

An unsuccessful payment attempt is marked as failed, and the customer will have to retry the payment.

The following state diagram depicts the flow of money through the various payment states:

Late Authorization๐Ÿ”—

Late authorization is a situation that arises when a payment is interrupted by external factors such as network issues or technical errors at customer's or bank's end. In such cases, funds may or may not get debited from the customer's bank account and Razorpay does not receive a payment status from the bank. Know more about Late Authorization.

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