Merchant Categories Invite Only

     

    Learn about the available categories that businesses are grouped in.

     

    Every business that processes card payments is categorized using Merchant Category Codes (MCC). The category name is provided as a value for merchant_data.category on Authorization objects. Some businesses may not fit into a specific category, in which case they are categorized as miscellaneous.

    You can use these categories when creating authorization controls to restrict issued cards from being used with certain business types.  

    Category MCC
    A/C, Refrigeration Repair
    ac_refrigeration_repair
    7623
    Accounting/Bookkeeping Services
    accounting_bookkeeping_services
    8931
    Advertising Services
    advertising_services
    7311
    Agricultural Cooperative
    agricultural_cooperative
    0763
    Airlines, Air Carriers
    airlines_air_carriers
    4511
    Airports, Flying Fields
    airports_flying_fields
    4582
    Ambulance Services
    ambulance_services
    4119
    Amusement Parks/Carnivals
    amusement_parks_carnivals
    7996
    Antique Reproductions
    antique_reproductions
    5937
    Antique Shops
    antique_shops
    5932
    Aquariums
    aquariums
    7998
    Architectural/Surveying Services
    architectural_surveying_services
    8911
    Art Dealers and Galleries
    art_dealers_and_galleries
    5971
    Artists Supply and Craft Shops
    artists_supply_and_craft_shops
    5970
    Auto Body Repair Shops
    auto_body_repair_shops
    7531
    Auto Paint Shops
    auto_paint_shops
    7535
    Auto Service Shops
    auto_service_shops
    7538
    Auto and Home Supply Stores
    auto_and_home_supply_stores
    5531
    Automated Cash Disburse
    automated_cash_disburse
    6011
    Automated Fuel Dispensers
    automated_fuel_dispensers
    5542
    Automobile Associations
    automobile_associations
    8675
    Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
    automotive_parts_and_accessories_stores
    5533
    Automotive Tire Stores
    automotive_tire_stores
    5532
    Bail and Bond Payments (payment to the surety for the bond, not the actual bond paid to the government agency)
    bail_and_bond_payments
    9223
    Bakeries
    bakeries
    5462
    Bands, Orchestras
    bands_orchestras
    7929
    Barber and Beauty Shops
    barber_and_beauty_shops
    7230
    Betting/Casino Gambling
    betting_casino_gambling
    7995
    Bicycle Shops
    bicycle_shops
    5940
    Billiard/Pool Establishments
    billiard_pool_establishments
    7932
    Boat Dealers
    boat_dealers
    5551
    Boat Rentals and Leases
    boat_rentals_and_leases
    4457
    Book Stores
    book_stores
    5942
    Books, Periodicals, and Newspapers
    books_periodicals_and_newspapers
    5192
    Bowling Alleys
    bowling_alleys
    7933
    Bus Lines
    bus_lines
    4131
    Business/Secretarial Schools
    business_secretarial_schools
    8244
    Buying/Shopping Services
    buying_shopping_services
    7278
    Cable, Satellite, and Other Pay Television and Radio
    cable_satellite_and_other_pay_television_and_radio
    4899
    Camera and Photographic Supply Stores
    camera_and_photographic_supply_stores
    5946
    Candy, Nut, and Confectionery Stores
    candy_nut_and_confectionery_stores
    5441
    Car Rental Agencies
    car_rental_agencies
    7512
    Car Washes
    car_washes
    7542
    Car and Truck Dealers (New & Used) Sales, Service, Repairs Parts and Leasing
    car_and_truck_dealers_new_used
    5511
    Car and Truck Dealers (Used Only) Sales, Service, Repairs Parts and Leasing
    car_and_truck_dealers_used_only
    5521
    Carpentry Services
    carpentry_services
    1750
    Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning
    carpet_upholstery_cleaning
    7217
    Caterers
    caterers
    5811
    Charitable and Social Service Organizations - Fundraising
    charitable_and_social_service_organizations_fundraising
    8398
    Chemicals and Allied Products (Not Elsewhere Classified)
    chemicals_and_allied_products
    5169
    Chidrens and Infants Wear Stores
    chidrens_and_infants_wear_stores
    5641
    Child Care Services
    child_care_services
    8351
    Chiropodists, Podiatrists
    chiropodists_podiatrists
    8049
    Chiropractors
    chiropractors
    8041
    Cigar Stores and Stands
    cigar_stores_and_stands
    5993
    Civic, Social, Fraternal Associations
    civic_social_fraternal_associations
    8641
    Cleaning and Maintenance
    cleaning_and_maintenance
    7349
    Clothing Rental
    clothing_rental
    7296
    Colleges, Universities
    colleges_universities
    8220
    Commercial Equipment (Not Elsewhere Classified)
    commercial_equipment
    5046
    Commercial Footwear
    commercial_footwear
    5139
    Commercial Photography, Art and Graphics
    commercial_photography_art_and_graphics
    7333
    Commuter Transport, Ferries
    commuter_transport_and_ferries
    4111
    Computer Network Services
    computer_network_services
    4816
    Computer Programming
    computer_programming
    7372
    Computer Repair
    computer_repair
    7379
    Computer Software Stores
    computer_software_stores
    5734
    Computers, Peripherals, and Software
    computers_peripherals_and_software
    5045
    Concrete Work Services
    concrete_work_services
    1771
    Construction Materials (Not Elsewhere Classified)
    construction_materials
    5039
    Consulting, Public Relations
    consulting_public_relations
    7392
    Correspondence Schools
    correspondence_schools
    8241
    Cosmetic Stores
    cosmetic_stores
    5977
    Counseling Services
    counseling_services
    7277
    Country Clubs
    country_clubs
    7997
    Courier Services
    courier_services
    4215
    Court Costs, Including Alimony and Child Support - Courts of Law
    court_costs
    9211
    Credit Reporting Agencies
    credit_reporting_agencies
    7321
    Cruise Lines
    cruise_lines
    4411
    Dairy Products Stores
    dairy_products_stores
    5451
    Dance Hall, Studios, Schools
    dance_hall_studios_schools
    7911
    Dating/Escort Services
    dating_escort_services
    7273
    Dentists, Orthodontists
    dentists_orthodontists
    8021
    Department Stores
    department_stores
    5311
    Detective Agencies
    detective_agencies
    7393
    Direct Marketing - Catalog Merchant
    direct_marketing_catalog_merchant
    5964
    Direct Marketing - Combination Catalog and Retail Merchant
    direct_marketing_combination_catalog_and_retail_merchant
    5965
    Direct Marketing - Inbound Telemarketing
    direct_marketing_inbound_telemarketing
    5967
    Direct Marketing - Insurance Services
    direct_marketing_insurance_services
    5960
    Direct Marketing - Other
    direct_marketing_other
    5969
    Direct Marketing - Outbound Telemarketing
    direct_marketing_outbound_telemarketing
    5966
    Direct Marketing - Subscription
    direct_marketing_subscription
    5968
    Direct Marketing - Travel
    direct_marketing_travel
    5962
    Discount Stores
    discount_stores
    5310
    Doctors
    doctors
    8011
    Door-To-Door Sales
    door_to_door_sales
    5963
    Drapery, Window Covering, and Upholstery Stores
    drapery_window_covering_and_upholstery_stores
    5714
    Drinking Places
    drinking_places
    5813
    Drug Stores and Pharmacies
    drug_stores_and_pharmacies
    5912
    Drugs, Drug Proprietaries, and Druggist Sundries
    drugs_drug_proprietaries_and_druggist_sundries
    5122
    Dry Cleaners
    dry_cleaners
    7216
    Durable Goods (Not Elsewhere Classified)
    durable_goods
    5099
    Duty Free Stores
    duty_free_stores
    5309
    Eating Places, Restaurants
    eating_places_restaurants
    5812
    Educational Services
    educational_services
    8299
    Electric Razor Stores
    electric_razor_stores
    5997
    Electrical Parts and Equipment
    electrical_parts_and_equipment
    5065
    Electrical Services
    electrical_services
    1731
    Electronics Repair Shops
    electronics_repair_shops
    7622
    Electronics Stores
    electronics_stores
    5732
    Elementary, Secondary Schools
    elementary_secondary_schools
    8211
    Employment/Temp Agencies
    employment_temp_agencies
    7361
    Equipment Rental
    equipment_rental
    7394
    Exterminating Services
    exterminating_services
    7342
    Family Clothing Stores
    family_clothing_stores
    5651
    Fast Food Restaurants
    fast_food_restaurants
    5814
    Financial Institutions
    financial_institutions
    6012
    Fines - Government Administrative Entities
    fines_government_administrative_entities
    9222
    Fireplace, Fireplace Screens, and Accessories Stores
    fireplace_fireplace_screens_and_accessories_stores
    5718
    Floor Covering Stores
    floor_covering_stores
    5713
    Florists
    florists
    5992
    Florists Supplies, Nursery Stock, and Flowers
    florists_supplies_nursery_stock_and_flowers
    5193
    Freezer and Locker Meat Provisioners
    freezer_and_locker_meat_provisioners
    5422
    Fuel Dealers (Non Automotive)
    fuel_dealers_non_automotive
    5983
    Funeral Services, Crematories
    funeral_services_crematories
    7261
    Furniture Repair, Refinishing
    furniture_repair_refinishing
    7641
    Furniture, Home Furnishings, and Equipment Stores, Except Appliances
    furniture_home_furnishings_and_equipment_stores_except_appliances
    5712
    Furriers and Fur Shops
    furriers_and_fur_shops
    5681
    General Services
    general_services
    1520
    Gift, Card, Novelty, and Souvenir Shops
    gift_card_novelty_and_souvenir_shops
    5947
    Glass, Paint, and Wallpaper Stores
    glass_paint_and_wallpaper_stores
    5231
    Glassware, Crystal Stores
    glassware_crystal_stores
    5950
    Golf Courses - Public
    golf_courses_public
    7992
    Government Services (Not Elsewhere Classified)
    government_services
    9399
    Grocery Stores, Supermarkets
    grocery_stores_supermarkets
    5411
    Hardware Stores
    hardware_stores
    5251
    Hardware, Equipment, and Supplies
    hardware_equipment_and_supplies
    5072
    Health and Beauty Spas
    health_and_beauty_spas
    7298
    Hearing Aids Sales and Supplies
    hearing_aids_sales_and_supplies
    5975
    Heating, Plumbing, A/C
    heating_plumbing_a_c
    1711
    Hobby, Toy, and Game Shops
    hobby_toy_and_game_shops
    5945
    Home Supply Warehouse Stores
    home_supply_warehouse_stores
    5200
    Hospitals
    hospitals
    8062
    Hotels, Motels, and Resorts
    hotels_motels_and_resorts
    7011
    Household Appliance Stores
    household_appliance_stores
    5722
    Industrial Supplies (Not Elsewhere Classified)
    industrial_supplies
    5085
    Information Retrieval Services
    information_retrieval_services
    7375
    Insurance - Default
    insurance_default
    6399
    Insurance Underwriting, Premiums
    insurance_underwriting_premiums
    6300
    Intra-Company Purchases
    intra_company_purchases
    9950
    Jewelry Stores, Watches, Clocks, and Silverware Stores
    jewelry_stores_watches_clocks_and_silverware_stores
    5944
    Landscaping Services
    landscaping_services
    0780
    Laundries
    laundries
    7211
    Laundry, Cleaning Services
    laundry_cleaning_services
    7210
    Legal Services, Attorneys
    legal_services_attorneys
    8111
    Luggage and Leather Goods Stores
    luggage_and_leather_goods_stores
    5948
    Lumber, Building Materials Stores
    lumber_building_materials_stores
    5211
    Manual Cash Disburse
    manual_cash_disburse
    6010
    Marinas, Service and Supplies
    marinas_service_and_supplies
    4468
    Masonry, Stonework, and Plaster
    masonry_stonework_and_plaster
    1740
    Massage Parlors
    massage_parlors
    7297
    Means, Womens Clothing Stores
    means_womens_clothing_stores
    5691
    Medical Services
    medical_services
    8099
    Medical and Dental Labs
    medical_and_dental_labs
    8071
    Medical, Dental, Ophthalmic, and Hospital Equipment and Supplies
    medical_dental_ophthalmic_and_hospital_equipment_and_supplies
    5047
    Membership Organizations
    membership_organizations
    8699
    Mens and Boys Clothing and Accessories Stores
    mens_and_boys_clothing_and_accessories_stores
    5611
    Metal Service Centers
    metal_service_centers
    5051
    Miscellaneous Apparel and Accessory Shops
    miscellaneous_apparel_and_accessory_shops
    5699
    Miscellaneous Auto Dealers
    miscellaneous_auto_dealers
    5599
    Miscellaneous Business Services
    miscellaneous_business_services
    7399
    Miscellaneous Food Stores - Convenience Stores and Specialty Markets
    miscellaneous_food_stores
    5499
    Miscellaneous General Merchandise
    miscellaneous_general_merchandise
    5399
    Miscellaneous General Services
    miscellaneous_general_services
    7299
    Miscellaneous Home Furnishing Specialty Stores
    miscellaneous_home_furnishing_specialty_stores
    5719
    Miscellaneous Publishing and Printing
    miscellaneous_publishing_and_printing
    2741
    Miscellaneous Recreation Services
    miscellaneous_recreation_services
    7999
    Miscellaneous Repair Shops
    miscellaneous_repair_shops
    7699
    Miscellaneous Specialty Retail
    miscellaneous_specialty_retail
    5999
    Mobile Home Dealers
    mobile_home_dealers
    5271
    Motion Picture Theaters
    motion_picture_theaters
    7832
    Motor Freight Carriers and Trucking - Local and Long Distance, Moving and Storage Companies, and Local Delivery Services
    motor_freight_carriers_and_trucking
    4214
    Motor Homes Dealers
    motor_homes_dealers
    5592
    Motor Vehicle Supplies and New Parts
    motor_vehicle_supplies_and_new_parts
    5013
    Motorcycle Shops and Dealers
    motorcycle_shops_and_dealers
    5571
    Motorcycle Shops, Dealers
    motorcycle_shops_dealers
    5561
    Music Stores-Musical Instruments, Pianos, and Sheet Music
    music_stores_musical_instruments_pianos_and_sheet_music
    5733
    News Dealers and Newsstands
    news_dealers_and_newsstands
    5994
    Non-FI, Money Orders
    non_fi_money_orders
    6051
    Non-FI, Stored Value Card Purchase/Load
    non_fi_stored_value_card_purchase_load
    6540
    Nondurable Goods (Not Elsewhere Classified)
    nondurable_goods
    5199
    Nurseries, Lawn and Garden Supply Stores
    nurseries_lawn_and_garden_supply_stores
    5261
    Nursing/Personal Care
    nursing_personal_care
    8050
    Office and Commercial Furniture
    office_and_commercial_furniture
    5021
    Opticians, Eyeglasses
    opticians_eyeglasses
    8043
    Optometrists, Ophthalmologist
    optometrists_ophthalmologist
    8042
    Orthopedic Goods - Prosthetic Devices
    orthopedic_goods_prosthetic_devices
    5976
    Osteopaths
    osteopaths
    8031
    Package Stores-Beer, Wine, and Liquor
    package_stores_beer_wine_and_liquor
    5921
    Paints, Varnishes, and Supplies
    paints_varnishes_and_supplies
    5198
    Parking Lots, Garages
    parking_lots_garages
    7523
    Passenger Railways
    passenger_railways
    4112
    Pawn Shops
    pawn_shops
    5933
    Pet Shops, Pet Food, and Supplies
    pet_shops_pet_food_and_supplies
    5995
    Petroleum and Petroleum Products
    petroleum_and_petroleum_products
    5172
    Photo Developing
    photo_developing
    7395
    Photographic Studios
    photographic_studios
    7221
    Photographic, Photocopy, Microfilm Equipment, and Supplies
    photographic_photocopy_microfilm_equipment_and_supplies
    5044
    Picture/Video Production
    picture_video_production
    7829
    Piece Goods, Notions, and Other Dry Goods
    piece_goods_notions_and_other_dry_goods
    5131
    Plumbing, Heating Equipment, and Supplies
    plumbing_heating_equipment_and_supplies
    5074
    Political Organizations
    political_organizations
    8651
    Postal Services - Government Only
    postal_services_government_only
    9402
    Precious Stones and Metals, Watches and Jewelry
    precious_stones_and_metals_watches_and_jewelry
    5094
    Professional Services
    professional_services
    8999
    Public Warehousing and Storage - Farm Products, Refrigerated Goods, Household Goods, and Storage
    public_warehousing_and_storage
    4225
    Quick Copy, Repro, and Blueprint
    quick_copy_repro_and_blueprint
    7338
    Railroads
    railroads
    4011
    Real Estate Agents and Managers - Rentals
    real_estate_agents_and_managers_rentals
    6513
    Record Stores
    record_stores
    5735
    Recreational Vehicle Rentals
    recreational_vehicle_rentals
    7519
    Religious Goods Stores
    religious_goods_stores
    5973
    Religious Organizations
    religious_organizations
    8661
    Roofing/Siding, Sheet Metal
    roofing_siding_sheet_metal
    1761
    Secretarial Support Services
    secretarial_support_services
    7339
    Security Brokers/Dealers
    security_brokers_dealers
    6211
    Service Stations
    service_stations
    5541
    Sewing, Needlework, Fabric, and Piece Goods Stores
    sewing_needlework_fabric_and_piece_goods_stores
    5949
    Shoe Repair/Hat Cleaning
    shoe_repair_hat_cleaning
    7251
    Shoe Stores
    shoe_stores
    5661
    Small Appliance Repair
    small_appliance_repair
    7629
    Snowmobile Dealers
    snowmobile_dealers
    5598
    Special Trade Services
    special_trade_services
    1799
    Specialty Cleaning
    specialty_cleaning
    2842
    Sporting Goods Stores
    sporting_goods_stores
    5941
    Sporting/Recreation Camps
    sporting_recreation_camps
    7032
    Sports Clubs/Fields
    sports_clubs_fields
    7941
    Sports and Riding Apparel Stores
    sports_and_riding_apparel_stores
    5655
    Stamp and Coin Stores
    stamp_and_coin_stores
    5972
    Stationary, Office Supplies, Printing and Writing Paper
    stationary_office_supplies_printing_and_writing_paper
    5111
    Stationery Stores, Office, and School Supply Stores
    stationery_stores_office_and_school_supply_stores
    5943
    Swimming Pools Sales
    swimming_pools_sales
    5996
    TUI Travel - Germany
    t_ui_travel_germany
    4723
    Tailors, Alterations
    tailors_alterations
    5697
    Tax Payments - Government Agencies
    tax_payments_government_agencies
    9311
    Tax Preparation Services
    tax_preparation_services
    7276
    Taxicabs/Limousines
    taxicabs_limousines
    4121
    Telecommunication Equipment and Telephone Sales
    telecommunication_equipment_and_telephone_sales
    4812
    Telecommunication Services
    telecommunication_services
    4814
    Telegraph Services
    telegraph_services
    4821
    Tent and Awning Shops
    tent_and_awning_shops
    5998
    Testing Laboratories
    testing_laboratories
    8734
    Theatrical Ticket Agencies
    theatrical_ticket_agencies
    7922
    Timeshares
    timeshares
    7012
    Tire Retreading and Repair
    tire_retreading_and_repair
    7534
    Tolls/Bridge Fees
    tolls_bridge_fees
    4784
    Tourist Attractions and Exhibits
    tourist_attractions_and_exhibits
    7991
    Towing Services
    towing_services
    7549
    Trailer Parks, Campgrounds
    trailer_parks_campgrounds
    7033
    Transportation Services (Not Elsewhere Classified)
    transportation_services
    4789
    Travel Agencies, Tour Operators
    travel_agencies_tour_operators
    4722
    Truck StopIteration
    truck_stop_iteration
    7511
    Truck/Utility Trailer Rentals
    truck_utility_trailer_rentals
    7513
    Typesetting, Plate Making, and Related Services
    typesetting_plate_making_and_related_services
    2791
    Typewriter Stores
    typewriter_stores
    5978
    U.S. Federal Government Agencies or Departments
    u_s_federal_government_agencies_or_departments
    9405
    Uniforms, Commercial Clothing
    uniforms_commercial_clothing
    5137
    Used Merchandise and Secondhand Stores
    used_merchandise_and_secondhand_stores
    5931
    Utilities
    utilities
    4900
    Variety Stores
    variety_stores
    5331
    Veterinary Services
    veterinary_services
    0742
    Video Amusement Game Supplies
    video_amusement_game_supplies
    7993
    Video Game Arcades
    video_game_arcades
    7994
    Video Tape Rental Stores
    video_tape_rental_stores
    7841
    Vocational/Trade Schools
    vocational_trade_schools
    8249
    Watch/Jewelry Repair
    watch_jewelry_repair
    7631
    Welding Repair
    welding_repair
    7692
    Wholesale Clubs
    wholesale_clubs
    5300
    Wig and Toupee Stores
    wig_and_toupee_stores
    5698
    Wires, Money Orders
    wires_money_orders
    4829
    Womens Accessory and Specialty Shops
    womens_accessory_and_specialty_shops
    5631
    Womens Ready-To-Wear Stores
    womens_ready_to_wear_stores
    5621
    Wrecking and Salvage Yards
    wrecking_and_salvage_yards
    5935

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