Creating a Merchant ID

The merchant ID (MID) is used to identify you and your transactions and is included in the header of each transaction request. When you signed up for a sandbox account, you received a merchant ID for testing purposes. If you choose, you can use that merchant ID as your production ID.
To create a production Merchant ID and sign up for a merchant account:
  1. Navigate to the
    Business Center
    , enter the required information, and click
    Create Account
    Choose your merchant ID name carefully. It cannot be changed. This name is not visible to your customers.
  2. Review your information entered, especially your business email address. Your merchant ID registration information will be sent to the email entered on this form.
  3. Check your email from customer support titled:
    Merchant Evaluation Account
    This email will include the Organization ID and contact email associated with your MID.
  4. Go to your email and find a message titled:
    Merchant Registration Details
    . Click the
    Set up your username and password now
    Your browser opens the New User Sign Up wizard.
  5. Enter the Organization ID and Contact email you supplied previously. Follow the wizard pages to add your name, a username, and password.
  6. Log into the
    Business Center
    When you log in for the first time, you will be asked to identify your identity through a system-generated email that is sent to your email account.
  7. Check your email for a message titled:
    Identification Code
    Note the passcode.
  8. Enter the passcode on the Verify your Identity page.
    You should be directed to the
    Business Center
    home page.
You have successfully created a merchant ID and merchant account.