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How Does PAD Processing Work?
How Does PAD Processing Work?
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Written by Gnomes
Updated over a week ago

The Food Corridor offers Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) as an available payment method for Canadian users. PAD payments debit directly from a user's bank account.

For food businesses paying their kitchen via PAD, the payments take up to 5-6 business days to be paid out to the kitchen.


  • Charges paid by PAD take 2-3 days for payment completion.

  • During this time, the charge will read as "paid" on the client's statement in TFC.

  • If it subsequently fails after 2-3 days, the charge will move to "due", and you and the client will be notified. As with credit card payments, here is what happens and what you can do if a charge fails.

  • Failures can happen for a number of reasons such as: insufficient funds, or the customer disabled debits from their bank account.

  • If the payment is successful, your client will see the payment reflected on their bank statement 1-3 days after creating the charge. (Your Client will know the payment succeeded before the bank notifies Stripe.)

  • Once the payment is successful, you will see it in your Stripe Connect Account, ready to be paid out to you.

The standard time for PAD payments being transferred is:

  • Billing date - PAD payment is created

  • 2-3 business days - for your client's bank to give the approval/decline.

  • Up to 3 business days for payout.


For PAD payments, refunds can only be issued on payments made within the last 180 days. After 180 days has passed, if needed, you can refund a more recent bill through The Food Corridor, or refund your client outside of the platform.

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