What is Early Tokenization?
Early Tokenization is an HostedPCI iFrame feature that provides the HostedPCI token for the credit card as soon as the client has entered the credit card credentials. The Token is generated and returned before the client submits the payment form. The ‘normal’ tokenization occurs once the client clicks submit on the payment form but with early tokenization, the tokenization process occurs when the client is still filling out the rest of the payment form.
How can it benefit you?
The benefit of early tokenization is that it ensures fewer actions need to take place once the user submits the form. With early tokenization, once the form is submitted it will initiate the payment API directly. Otherwise, the full process including tokenization and initiating the payment API would occur once the form is submitted which can increase the chance for the process to run into any errors.