Why is there an authorization on my credit/debit card? | Entertainment Earth

Why is there an authorization on my credit/debit card?

When entering a payment method or while placing an order, we authorize your credit or debit card for a small amount to ensure the security and validity of the card. This authorization is usually removed automatically and instantly, but may take up to a few business days. This does not mean that you have been charged or funds have been removed from your account – it simply reserves a small amount during the authorization period.