Merchant Identifier
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What is Merchant Identifier?

Merchant Identifier is a tool that provides rich merchant data based on the merchant’s name as provided by the acquirer. It includes recognizable merchant descriptors and location information, including merchant DBA name, Merchant Category Code (MCC), street address, city, state, postal code, country, and sales channels.

For instance, querying “CAFETERIA 30020523” (a descriptor found on a cardholder statement), produces:

  • Merchant Category: 5814 - FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS
  • Merchant DBA Name: CAFETERIA 30020523
  • Street: 11100 EUCLID AVE
  • State: OH
  • Postal Code: 44106
  • Country: USA - UNITED STATES
  • Sales Channels: Brick 100%


  • Uses MasterCard's proprietary Merchant Cleansing Database, ensuring robust data quality
  • Includes data for 25 countries
Argentina Australia Belgium Brazil Canada
Czech Denmark Finland France Germany
Hungary India Israel Italy Mexico
Netherlands New Zealand Norway Puerto Rico Singapore
South Africa Spain Sweden United Kingdom United States

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