The Merchant Advisory Group (MAG) was founded in 2008 by a small visionary group of merchants in the payments field dedicated to driving positive change in payments through multi-stakeholder collaboration. Today, the MAG represents over 100 of the largest U.S. merchants who account for nearly $2.6 Trillion in annual sales at over 430,000 locations across the U.S. and online. Roughly $1.5 Trillion of those sales are electronic representing over 41 Billion card payments. MAG members employ nearly 11.5 million associates.
CROSS INDUSTRY MERCHANT VERTICALS
MAG Members represent all key merchant verticals, including big box retail, warehouse retail, petroleum, grocery, small ticket/ kiosk, airlines, hotels and ecommerce. Because of this, Merchants have the unique opportunity to network with their peers in other industry segments, and to share potential solutions to shared problems. The MAG addresses a broad range of payments issues with no limitations in scope.
The MAG is built on partnership. While the relationship between merchants and other parties in the payments process is at times adversarial, the MAG seeks to bring all parties together address issues in a collaborative, effective manner.
The MAG seeks to aggressively help its members improve performance. By providing training, surveys, studies and best practice information, the MAG helps you run your department in a more efficient and effective manner.
MAG Membership includes most of the largest merchants in the country and commands respect simply because of the combined weight of their sales and payment volume.
Complimentary attendance at the annual and mid-year conferences, a tremendous opportunity for education, networking, best-practice sharing, reviewing new technologies and interfacing with payment companies.
Exclusive access the MAG newsletter, webinars, research studies and surveys that provide valuable bench marking data and other pertinent information.
Access to past webinar recordings, conference sessions presentations, conference summaries, educational session recordings, and additional tools to help you educate new employees and manage your department.
Contact the MAG's CEO, Mark Horwedel, for membership information at Mark.Horwedel@merchantadvisorygroup.org