Thank You MAG Members!

MAG members have come together to create a strong community that continues to build on the vision of the founding members – to drive positive change in payments through multi-stakeholder collaboration. 

Thank you for sharing best practices and working together to create one cross-industry merchant voice. 


    The MAG is built on partnership, and we seek to bring all parties together to address issues in a collaborative, effective manner. MAG merchants have the unique opportunity to network with their peers in other industry segments and to share their learnings and experiences.


    Merchant Payments 101 and Exploring Payments Technology are eLearning courses available for free to All Access Merchant Members.


    MAG Members represent all key merchant verticals

    Merchant Verticals Include:

    • HOTELS
      Membership Verticals 2022

      Member Engagement Opportunities

            The MAG has many opportunities for members to get involved by joining a committee. Committees typically meet once a month or more often as needed. Committee is represented by committee member subject matter experts with objectives to identify, prioritize, and execute strategies to improve payments operational challenges most relevant to MAG merchant members.

            Opportunities for merchants within the same vertical to discuss and share industry-specific challenges. Merchant companies have the ability to send representatives to any variety of the merchant SIGs. The SIG breakout sessions are MERCHANT ONLY. These groups identify critical and emerging industry issues for the MAG.

            The MAG periodically forms Communities of Practice (COP) with merchants and other payments stakeholders to address targeted issues/opportunities. COP objectives focus on advocating for change within the payments ecosystem and/or educating merchants on changes that may impact their organizations. Available only to All Access Merchant Members. 

            Want to start a new Community of Practice (COP)?

            The following are required to form a new COP:

            • The issue has defined objective(s) that when achieved will signify the end of the COP.
            • Issue/opportunity impacts several merchants or is a relatively common problem shared by others.  
            • You are a merchant who is willing to help lead the effort and get others engaged.
            • Exclusive access to the MAG Learning Center (MLC), your go-to location for past webinar recordings, conference session presentations, polling, educational session recordings, industry publications, member surveys, best practices, and additional tools to help you educate new employees and manage your department.
            • The MAG provides educational sessions at Payments MAGnified and MAG Payments Conference. Select sessions are captured for the benefit of our merchant members who were unable to attend live or want to refer to these sessions post-conference.
            • Member-Only Educational Resources, developed by the MAG and industry experts, are available for our merchant members, including Merchant Readiness Guides, Best Practices, and Quick Reference Guides.
            • Payments News provides relevant news stories from the industry and the MAG which impact our members and sponsors. Subscribe to get the latest industry news!
            • The MAG INSIGHTS online newsletter provides relevant and timely articles on pending legislation in Washington, evolution in payments and commerce, membership updates, sponsor spotlights, and international perspectives on developments in the payments industry. Subscribe to get the latest updates!
            • The MAG website provides external communications including important MAG announcements.
            • Visit the MAG-initiated campaign designed to empower consumers, merchants and policymakers to drive positive change in payments through multi-stakeholder collaboration. Click HERE to visit our external website.
            • The MAG has created and implemented, a mobile commerce tool to help merchants analyze the potential impact of mobile solution deployments on their business.
            • Payments-related job profile templates developed by Payments & Cards Network in collaboration with the Merchant Advisory Group. Member only resource to be utilized for recruiting, hiring and retention needs. 
            • Look to see if there is a job posted that interests you or contact the MAG to have one posted for you.

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            The Merchant Advisory Group

            Driving positive change and innovation in the payments industry that serves the merchants interest through collaboration, education, and advocacy.