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About Optimized Payments

Optimized Payments built the industry's first payment analytics platform called Harmonize. Harmonize consumes transaction level data on a daily basis to provide insights to allow clients to better manage payments.

Navigating the World of Recurring Payments in 2024

In the recurring payments landscape subscription businesses are presented with new challenges and opportunities every day. To gain a deeper understanding of these challenges and how you can overcome them, we sat down with Melanie Stout, Head of Recurring Payment Strategy at Optimized Payments.

Joey Dembek on October Rate Changes

Joey Dembek, Head of Solution Delivery, covers the most recent set of network pricing changes, affecting merchants everywhere starting this October.

Melanie Stout on the Risks with Free Trials

Melanie Stout, Head of Recurring Services at Optimized Payments, covers the current state of free trials from a payments perspective.

Alan Vickness on Interchange and Fee Changes

Hear about Regulation Insights from payments experts and how to find the savings opportunities. Learn about the Debit Routing Simulator Optimized Payments built to help you determine the best routing options.

Melanie Stout on Reducing Involuntary Churn

As competition increases and subscribers cut back on services, it is more important than ever for subscription companies to retain their current customers. Losing subscribers for failed or declined payments can have significant impacts. Optimized Payments works with merchants to optimize their retention strategy to reduce involuntary churn.

How We Help Our Clients

Joey Dembek and Oliver Gumbrill discuss our mission to empower merchants by committing to our clients.

Federal Reserve's Clarification of Regulation II

Hear about Regulation Insights from payments experts and how to find the savings opportunities. Learn about the Debit Routing Simulator Optimized Payments built to help you determine the best routing options.

Network Tokens

Anand Goel provides an overview of Network Tokens and their use in the payments ecosystem.

Selecting Payments 'Gateway' Partner

Anand Goel provides retailers with a framework of evaluating traditional gateways and payment switches in the marketplace along with alternative options that provide greater flexibility.

Client Engagement

Melanie Stout describes Optimized Payments' approach to engaging clients and finding hidden value in their payments ecosystems.

Optimized Payments Goes Global

This webinar will provide retailers with a framework of evaluating traditional gateways and payment switches in the marketplace along with alternative options that provide greater flexibility.

Optimize Interchange Costs

Anand Goel speaks to the 5 steps you can take now to Optimize your interchange costs.

Pulse of Payments Podcast

Anand Goel joins Greg Myers, Host of the Leaders in Payments Podcast, to talk about payments.  They cover topics ranging from data in payments to what the post-COVID19 payments ecosystem looks like to other hot trends in the industry.

Payment Pathways: Unraveling the Decade's Dynamic Payment Trends
Join Taige Caldwell and Tom Wrigley as they discuss the various aspects that contribute to the increase of card acceptance and what merchants can expect from the payments industry down the road.

Whitepapers

Interchange Optimization: Are you getting the best rate?

There are many costs associated with accepting credit and debit cards as payment.  The largest cost is interchange, and it can represent 70 to 95 percent of the total cost of processing credit and debit cards.  Interchange cannot be negotiated but it can be managed. ...

Understanding the Cost of Processing Card Payments

Determining the true costs of credit card processing can be difficult. Merchant statements can be confusing and there are so many technical and industry-laden terms thrown around that it becomes challenging for companies to understand how much card acceptance is...

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