Collecting a payment manually

Once you have connected your account to a payment processor, you have the option to insert credit card information and charge cards manually for reservations. You can either charge cards immediately or schedule the payment for a future date.


You can utilize manual payments to charge your guests more flexibly. For example, you can create delayed payments by splitting the existing amount into multiple payments scheduled for a later date.


Before you begin

  1. If a listing is assigned to a different payment processor after credit card information has been added, you will need to re-add the credit card information in order to complete a manual payment. If you are unable to add payments to a reservation, click here for more information.
  2. If a payment is collected manually before a booking is confirmed, Auto Payment rules will not apply. If you have a remaining balance to charge the guest after confirmation, you will need to charge them manually.

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Step by step:

  1. Sign in to your Guesty account.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click the mode selector, and select Financials mode.
  3. Click Reservations.
  4. Select the relevant reservation.
  5. Click Balance due / Payout in the gray banner at the top of the page.
  6. Scroll down to the "Payments" section.
  7. To the right of "Payments", click New Payment.
  8. In the pop-up, select payment method:
    • If one credit card is attached to the reservation: click Save.
    • If more than one credit card attached: Click the "Payment method" drop-down menu and select the relevant card.
      • Click Save.
    • If no credit card is attached, or to add a new card: Click the "Payment method" drop-down menu and select New credit card.
      • Fill in the credit card information.
      • Click Save.

In the pop-up, you can edit the amount of the payment by clicking in the designated field and you can edit the payment date by clicking on the calendar icon. If the payment fails, cancel the failed payment from the reservation and recollect the payment.


Payment processors will collect the amount as entered in the pop-up. If there is a tax you wish to add, you will need to calculate the total amount with the tax and enter that amount instead.

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