Merchant Membership

The MRC Merchant Membership is designed for companies that wish to become a leader in preventing fraud and enabling payments to make eCommerce safe and profitable everywhere.

Membership Levels

Silver

Platinum

$500 per year
$1,500 per year

$750 per year for subsidiaries -- see below
Total annual payments processed under $50 million
Total annual payments processed $50 million or above


Membership Requirements

Silver

Platinum

Must have an eCommerce presence and accept online payments

Must be a Merchant of Record for card-not-present transactions and assume the risk for the transactions

No selling or marketing of products or services in MRC communities or at MRC events is allowed

Same as Silver membership requirements

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All Merchant memberships include the following benefits:

  • Unlimited number of individuals at your organization that may receive the benefits of membership
  • Access to the experience and knowledge of thousands of fraud, payments and risk professionals representing over 450 companies worldwide
  • Access to the MRC Resource Center, including the Cost of Fraud Calculator, hundreds of presentations, archived webinars, whitepapers, case studies and other educational documents
  • Speaking opportunities at all MRC conferences (subject to meeting the MRC Call for Speaker deadlines and compliance with submission guidelines)
  • Reduced admission to all MRC conferences in both the US and Europe, training and education workshops, and access to MRC member only events
  • Participate in and receive access to our Global Fraud Survey and Global Payments Survey benchmarking results
  • Subscribe to our weekly newsletter, Smartbrief, for industry trends, and our monthly eNewsletter, The Buzz, for company news
  • Post events and job openings on the MRC website
  • Become a member of one of our Advisory or Global Boards or one of the many committees that influence the industry
  • Participate in MRC Communities, an online portal which includes an open fraud and payments discussion forum, member/company and sector/location directories, customizable user profiles, private messaging, file sharing and daily digest emails
  • Join one or more of our dedicated communities and affinity groups based around specific business needs, such as:
    • Fraud Community Group
    • Payments Community Group
    • Law Enforcement Community Group
    • Gamer Safety Alliance
    • Subscriptions Affinity Group
    • Ticketing Affinity Group
    • Travel & Tourism Affinity Group
    • Women in Payments & Fraud

Platinum Subsidiary membership

A Platinum Subsidiary membership is available if a parent or partner company is an existing Platinum member. Parent and partner companies refer to a firm that owns or controls other firms, called subsidiaries, which are legal entities in their own right. An Entity must maintain a merchant subsidiary membership if any of the following applies to the Entity:

  • It operates a business-to-consumer (B2C) business via a distinct website
  • It utilizes a unique email domain
  • It leverages different fraud/risk systems
Platinum Subsidiary memberships receive full Platinum benefits at a 50% reduced cost of $750 per year.


Click here to view a list of MRC Merchant members. To learn more about Merchant memberships, please contact us at: membership@merchantriskcouncil.org