“MAG's value is multifaceted. ... We are in an environment where emerging issues have an immediate impact on merchants.  Fortunately the MAG understands our needs and is well connected to the issues. They provide forums for education and collaboration that effectively raise the appropriate issues, allowing us the opportunity to individually assess the impacts and take appropriate action."

Dwaine Kimmet, Treasurer and VP, Financial Services, The Home Depot 
MAG Member  since 2008 

Benefits of Joining the MAG

Make the MAG part of your business strategy. Join the leading organization shaping the future of payments acceptance and gain a competitive advantage for your business.

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The MAG has made great strides in the payments world over the past 7 years.


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  • INDUSTRY REPRESENTATION
    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.

  • PARTNERSHIP
    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.

  • IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
    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.

  • COMMANDS RESPECT
    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.

Contact the MAG's CEO, Mark Horwedel, for membership information at Mark.Horwedel@merchantadvisorygroup.org