Learn how Source objects created from credit cards function within the Digital River API.
In the Digital River API, sources created from credit cards are multi-use, synchronous, and pull-based. This means that customers aren't required to re-enter payment details before every payment, they are provided instant notification of a payment's approval status, and the amount charged to the card can be updated repeatedly throughout the checkout process.
Credit card sources should be used shortly after they are created. This is because CVC data expires within a few minutes. Orders created with cards that lack CVC's are more likely to be declined and pose a greater fraud risk.
Once you have attached the Source to a Customer or directly to a Checkout, it can then be used by Digital River to create a Charge object when you submit an Order.