We recommend creating transactions via the API. However, if necessary, you can use the Braintree Control Panel to create transactions manually.

Credit and debit card transactions can be created either with a new card or with those already stored in the Vault. For other payment types (e.g. PayPal, Apple Pay), the payment method must already be stored in the Vault before you can create transactions via the Control Panel.


When creating transactions, keep in mind that you can't settle transactions for more than the authorized amount unless your industry and processor support settlement adjustment. Contact us for more information.

On a new credit card

  1. Log into the Control Panel
  2. Under Transactions, click New Transaction
  3. Enter all required values
    • To keep the customer's information on file for future charges, check the box next to Store in Vault​
  4. Click Create

On an existing Vault record

  1. Log into the Control Panel
  2. Under Advanced Search, click Vault
  3. Locate your customer in the Vault
  4. Click Charge next to the customer
  5. Enter all required values
    • For authorizations, uncheck the box next to Submit for Settlement
  6. Click Create

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