When you select a form entry with payment, you’ll see all the information about that transaction.
All of the transaction details will appear in your Payment Summary.
This tells you how the payment was processed — electronically via PayPal/Stripe/Square, or manually (with cash).
This is the name of the form that the entry was submitted to, and the number assigned to the entry (by chronological order).
Transaction Number/Order ID
This is the unique transaction number that corresponds with your payment account. You’ll need this if you ever make changes to your transactions within PayPal/Stripe/Square instead of within Cognito Forms.
Also included in the Payment Summary is the payment amount, time it was processed, the card type and last 4 digits of the card, and the payment status.
The summary of the order will appear here, including the line items for their order, the subtotal, any additional fees and the total amount paid.
Beneath the Payment and Order summaries is the full entry the user submitted. This is where you’ll find any additional information you’ve collected from them (Name, contact info, special requests, etc.).
Typically any form with payment is required to have credit card information before submission. However, you can get an “Unpaid” entry in one of four ways:
- Creating a form that allows customers to pay you at a later date using conditional payment,
- Receiving a paid submission to a form without a connected PayPal/Stripe/Square account,
- Manually adding a new entry through Entries, or
- Editing a Refunded entry to change the amount owed.
This is useful if you’d like to collect or edit payments by credit card or cash in person, but would still like to track and manage the transactions via your Cognito Forms account. The options to pay with cash or credit card can be found under the Order Summary of an “Unpaid” entry.
Any form submission with a successful payment transaction will appear as Paid in your Entries menu. Making a payment on an Unpaid entry will also convert the entry to Paid.
Declined payments will occur when there is either an issue with the user’s credit card information or an issue connecting to your payment account. For more details on why the transaction was declined, you can look up the transaction in your PayPal/Stripe/Square account.
Payments can be refunded either in your Entries inside Cognito Forms or in your PayPal/Stripe/Square account — any payment status changes will be updated in both systems automatically.
Payments can be refunded through Cognito Forms or through your payment account. To refund through Cognito Forms, select the entry from your Entries menu and click Refund in the green box under Payment Summary.
Changing form data
When you select an entry and view its details, you can select “Edit” from the green footer menu to make changes to any field data submitted. Click Save when finished or Cancel to leave without making your changes permanent.
Changing the payment total
If you edit an entry so that it changes the total amount that your user owes after you’ve received payment, it will not change the Order Summary or the amount charged to their credit card. If you want to charge the user a different amount, you’ll need to refund the initial payment first. Then, you’ll be able to edit the Unpaid order and select Pay with Credit to re-enter their card information for the updated payment amount.
When an entry is marked as Unpaid, there are two options for payment — with cash or with credit. If you’re collecting money in person and would like to still track through Cognito Forms, you can select Pay Cash to manually mark the amount as paid.
If you have a Square account connected to your form, you can process payments on the Entries page through the Square POS system. All you need is: 1) an Android tablet or smartphone, and 2) the Square Point of Sale app installed on your device.
Using your Android device, just go to the Entries page and select an entry with payment. Among the payment options, you can select the Register button, which opens up the Square application. Once the credit card is processed within the Square application, you’ll return to the entry in Cognito Forms, and the entry will be marked as Paid.