Oink is partnering with Optimal Payments to provide an payments option for products purchased online.

Merchants that use Optimal's Netbanx payment gateway will now have access to Oink. This partnership allows individuals who are under 21 to shop at more businesses as they will now have an additional payment method to manage their money online with added security.

More than 10,000 merchants use the Netbanx platform, according to Optimal Payments. The platform is designed to simplify how businesses accept credit and debit cards, direct-from-bank, and alternative and local payments.

"We are pleased to offer merchants across the globe the ability to safely access new customer channels and increase revenue opportunities within the under 21 market, while also helping Oink to expand its reach internationally," says Danny Chazonoff, chief operating officer of Optimal Payments, in a July 10 press release.

Oink allows teenagers to safely shop online based upon parameters set by their parents or guardians. Oink allows retailers and game publishers to reach consumers under 21 years of age in a manner compliant with regulations from the Federal Trade Commission and international bodies. 

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