Overcoming Payment Authorization Failures

Fighting the $600 Billion Problem

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June 2021

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Inside this guide

This report examines how the fear of fraud among merchants, payment gateways, and card issuers led the payments world to adopt a highly defensive posture. But in trying to wipe out fraud, the industry has wound up also stopping an extraordinary level of legitimate transactions! This report examines how merchants can protect themselves from both fraud and unwarranted payment declines.

Table of Contents

What Are Payment Authorization Failures?

What’s the Impact? That’s Not an Easy Question

What Products and Categories are Most at Risk?

Which Customers Get Falsely Declined the Most Often?

How Merchants Can Fight Back

Understand payment declines and why they are often misguided

Understand payment declines and why they are often misguided

Recover lost revenue without adding risk or alienating customers

Recover lost revenue without adding risk or alienating customers

Learn what products are most likely to generate payment authorization failures

Learn what products are most likely to generate payment authorization failures