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Optimal Payments and Wahanda celebrate the success of Wahanda Connect

Nov 28, 2012

London, Thursday 29th November 2012 – Optimal Payments (LSE: OPAY), a leading global online payment provider, is pleased to support Wahanda in delivering Wahanda Connect; a revolutionary new concept providing an end-to-end appointment booking solution—enabling spas and salons, well-being, fitness and beauty professionals to sell directly to the end customer via the largest health and beauty network in the UK.

Launched in August, the online booking system Wahanda Connect is the latest in successful innovation from Wahanda—who have been leading the digital revolution and reshaping the health, wellness, and beauty sector since 2008.

“We are pleased to be supporting Wahanda with this innovative online booking system,” said Martin Leroux, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Optimal Payments. “Our NETBANX service can easily be tailored to a merchant’s requirements as their business grows, and this provides another example of how Optimal Payments is leading the way in developing and bringing to market innovative merchant-focused payment solutions.”

Businesses who sign up to Wahanda Connect receive access to the easy-to-use appointment system, providing a comprehensive suite of tools, including:

  • the ability to sell on Wahanda and via the supplier’s own Website or Facebook page;
  • a free scheduling tool and booking microsite; and
  • appointment confirmations and SMS reminders.

Wahanda Connect is a very cost-effective tool for those in the health and beauty industry to gain exposure, reach a larger customer audience, and help increase sales. All treatment booking sales are efficiently processed by Wahanda’s preferred partner, Optimal Payments. Wahanda has worked with Optimal Payments to provide a seamless client experience, as Wahanda’s demands grow.  For more information on Wahanda, visit


Optimal Payments is a global provider of online payment solutions. Trusted by businesses and consumers in over 200 countries and dependencies to move and manage billions of dollars each year, merchants use the NETBANX® processing service to simplify how they accept and settle credit card, direct-from-bank, and cash payments; and theNETELLER® payment service to increase margins, capture new customers and increase their lifetime value. Being an independent provider has allowed the company to support tens-of-thousands merchants around the globe across a wide range of industries. Optimal Payments Plc. is quoted on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market, with a ticker symbol of OPAY. Subsidiary company Optimal Payments Ltd is authorised and regulated as an e-money issuer by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA, FRN: 900015).

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