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Merchant categories

 

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 spending 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
Child Care Services
child_care_services
8351
Childrens and Infants Wear Stores
childrens_and_infants_wear_stores
5641
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
Digital Goods Media – Books, Movies, Music
digital_goods_media
5815
Digital Goods – Applications (Excludes Games)
digital_goods_applications
5817
Digital Goods – Games
digital_goods_games
5816
Digital Goods – Large Digital Goods Merchant
digital_goods_large_volume
5818
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
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
Mens, Womens Clothing Stores
mens_womens_clothing_stores
5691
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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