Boarding an AMEX merchant

Head to the Test Gateway Manager to create a new Merchant with an AMEX Processing Path.

When adding an AMEX processing path to a merchant, you need to provide the data below (most of it should be in the AMEX contract with the merchant).

Important: Make sure to provide the correct data, otherwise this might result in processing problems! Contact support if there are any questions!

Field Description Details
Merchant Country The merchant's country GB, IE, DE, CH, AT, BE, NL, FI
Merchant Region The merchant's region See below
Merchant City The merchant's city  
Merchant Street The merchant's street  
Zip Code The merchant's zip code  
Merchant Acceptor Name The merchant's name  
Email The merchant's email  
Phone The merchant's phone number  
Business Code 4-digit merchant category code (depending on the merchant's industry)

For example:

  • 4121: Taxicabs and Limousines
  • 5499: Miscellaneous Food Stores
  • 5611: Men's and boy's clothing
  • 5621: Women's clothing
  • 5631: Women's accessoriy and specialty stores
  • 5641: Children's and infants' clothing 
  • 5655: Sports Apparel Stores
  • 5661: Shoe Stores
  • 5691: Men's and women's clothing
  • 5699: Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores
  • 5811: Caterers
  • 5812: Restaurants
  • 5814: Fast Food Restaurants
  • 8043: Opticians, Optical Goods, Eyeglasses

See here for details.

Card Acceptor ID The merchant ID from the AMEX acquiring contract  
Terminal ID The terminal ID that the merchant received This can be the same terminal ID that the merchant uses with another acquirer as well

Merchant Region depending on country

United Kingdom

Country Region Region Code
GB Aberdeen City  ABE
GB Aberdeenshire  ABD
GB Angus  ANS
GB Antrim  ANT
GB Ards  ARD
GB Argyll and Bute  AGB
GB Armagh  ARM
GB Ballymena  BLA
GB Ballymoney  BLY
GB Banbridge  BNB
GB Barking and Dagenham  BDG
GB Barnet  BNE
GB Barnsley  BNS
GB Bath and North East Somerset  BAS
GB Bedfordshire  BDF
GB Belfast  BFS
GB Bexley  BEX
GB Birmingham  BIR
GB Blackburn With Darwen  BBD
GB Blackpool  BPL
GB Blaenau Gwent  BGW
GB Bolton  BOL
GB Bournemouth  BMH
GB Bracknell Forest  BRC
GB Bradford  BRD
GB Brent  BEN
GB Bridgend  BGE
GB Brighton And Hove  BNH
GB Bristol, City Of  BST
GB Bromley  BRY
GB Buckinghamshire  BKM
GB Bury  BUR
GB Caerphilly (Caerffili)  CAY
GB Calderdale  CLD
GB Cambridgeshire  CAM
GB Camden  CMD
GB Cardiff (Caerdydd Crd)  CRF
GB Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)  CMN
GB Carrickfergus  CKF
GB Castlereagh  CSR
GB Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)  CGN
GB Cheshire  CHS
GB Clackmannanshire  CLK
GB Coleraine  CLR
GB Conwy  CWY
GB Cookstown  CKT
GB Cornwall  CON
GB Coventry  COV
GB Craigavon  CGV
GB Croydon  CRY
GB Cumbria  CMA
GB Darlington  DAL
GB Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)  DEN
GB Derby  DER
GB Derbyshire  DBY
GB Derry  DRY
GB Devon  DEV
GB Doncaster  DNC
GB Dorset  DOR
GB Down  DOW
GB Dudley  DUD
GB Dumfries And Galloway  DGY
GB Dundee City  DND
GB Dungannon  DGN
GB Durham  DUR
GB Ealing  EAL
GB East Ayrshire  EAY
GB East Dunbartonshire  EDU
GB East Lothian  ELN
GB East Renfrewshire  ERW
GB East Riding Of Yorkshire  ERY
GB East Sussex  ESX
GB Edinburgh, City Of  EDH
GB Eilean Siar  ELS
GB Enfield  ENF
GB Essex  ESS
GB Falkirk  FAL
GB Fermanagh  FER
GB Fife  FIF
GB Flintshire (Sir Y Fflint F)  FLN
GB Gateshead  GAT
GB Glasgow City  GLG
GB Gloucestershire  GLS
GB Greenwich  GRE
GB Gwynedd  GWN
GB Hackney  HCK
GB Halton  HAL
GB Hammersmith And Fulham  HMF
GB Hampshire  HAM
GB Haringey  HRY
GB Harrow  HRW
GB Hartlepool  HPL
GB Havering  HAV
GB Herefordshire, County Of  HEF
GB Hertfordshire  HRT
GB Highland  HLD
GB Hillingdon  HIL
GB Hounslow  HNS
GB Inverclyde  IVC
GB Isle Of Anglesey (Sir Ynys Mon)  AGY
GB Isle Of Wight  IOW
GB Isles Of Scilly  IOS
GB Islington  ISL
GB Kensington And Chelsea  KEC
GB Kent  KEN
GB Kingston Upon Hull, City Of  KHL
GB Kingston Upon Thames  KTT
GB Kirklees  KIR
GB Knowsley  KWL
GB Lambeth  LBH
GB Lancashire  LAN
GB Larne  LRN
GB Leeds  LDS
GB Leicester  LCE
GB Leicestershire  LEC
GB Lewisham  LEW
GB Limavady  LMV
GB Lincolnshire  LIN
GB Lisburn  LSB
GB Liverpool  LIV
GB London, City Of  LND
GB Luton  LUT
GB Magherafelt  MFT
GB Manchester  MAN
GB Medway  MDW
GB Merthyr Tydfil  MTY
GB Merton  MRT
GB Middlesbrough  MDB
GB Midlothian  MLN
GB Milton Keynes  MIK
GB Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)  MON
GB Moray  MRY
GB Moyle  MYL
GB Neath Port Talbot (Castell-Nedd)  NTL
GB Newcastle Upon Tyne  NET
GB Newham  NWM
GB Newport (Casnewydd)  NWP
GB Newry And Mourne  NYM
GB Newtownabbey  NTA
GB Norfolk  NFK
GB North Ayrshire  NAY
GB North Down  NDN
GB North East Lincolnshire  NEL
GB North Lanarkshire  NLK
GB North Lincolnshire  NLN
GB North Somerset  NSM
GB North Tyneside  NTY
GB North Yorkshire  NYK
GB Northamptonshire  NTH
GB Northumberland  NBL
GB Nottingham  NGM
GB Notthinghamshire  NTT
GB Oldham  OLD
GB Omagh  OMH
GB Orkney Islands  ORK
GB Oxfordshire  OXF
GB Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)  PEM
GB Perth And Kinross  PKN
GB Peterborough  PTE
GB Plymouth  PLY
GB Poole  POL
GB Portsmouth  POR
GB Powys  POW
GB Reading  RDG
GB Redbridge  RDB
GB Redcare And Cleveland  RCC
GB Renfrewshire  RFW
GB Rhondda Cynon Taff  RCT
GB Richmond Upon Thames  RIC
GB Rochdale  RCH
GB Rotherham  ROT
GB Rutland  RUT
GB Salford  SLF
GB Sandwell  SAW
GB Scottish Borders, The  SCB
GB Sefton  SFT
GB Sheffield  SHF
GB Shetland Islands  ZET
GB Shropshire  SHR
GB Slough  SLG
GB Solihull  SOL
GB Somerset  SOM
GB South Ayrshire  SAY
GB South Gloucestershire  SGC
GB South Lanarkshire  SLK
GB South Tyneside  STY
GB Southampton  STH
GB Southend-on-Sea  SOS
GB Southwark  SWK
GB St. Helens  SHN
GB Staffordshire  STS
GB Stirling  STG
GB Stockport  SKP
GB Stockton-on-Tees  STT
GB Stoke-on-Trent  STE
GB Strabane  STB
GB Suffolk  SFK
GB Sunderland  SND
GB Surrey  SRY
GB Sutton  STN
GB Swansea (Abertawe)  SWA
GB Swindon  SWD
GB Tameside  TAM
GB Telford And Wrekin  TFW
GB Thurrock  THR
GB Torbay  TOB
GB Torfaen (Tor-Faen)  TOF
GB Tower Hamlets  TWH
GB Trafford  TRF
GB Vale Of Glamorgan  VGL
GB Wakefield  WKF
GB Walsall  WLL
GB Waltham Forst  WFT
GB Wandsworth  WND
GB Warrington  WRT
GB Warwickshire  WAR
GB West Berkshire  WBK
GB West Dunbartonshire  WDU
GB West Lothian  WLN
GB West Sussex  WSX
GB Westminster  WSM
GB Wigan  WGN
GB Wiltshire  WIL
GB Windsor And Maidenhead  WNM
GB Wirral  WRL
GB Wokingham  WOK
GB Wolverhampton  WLV
GB Worcestershire  WOR
GB Wrexham (Wrecsam)  WRX
GB York YOR

Ireland

Country Region Region Code
IE Carlow  CW
IE Cavan  CN
IE Clare  CE
IE Cork  C
IE Donegal  DL
IE Dublin  DL
IE Galway  G
IE Kerry  KY
IE Kildare  KE
IE Kilkenny  KK
IE Laois  LS
IE Leitrim  LM
IE Limerick  LK
IE Longford  LD
IE Louth  LH
IE Mayo  MO
IE Meath  MH
IE Monaghan  MN
IE Offaly  OY
IE Roscommon  RN
IE Sligo  SO
IE Tipperary  TA
IE Waterford  WD
IE Westmeath  WH
IE Wexford  WX
IE Wicklow WW

Germany

Country Region Region Code
DE Baden-Wurttemberg BW
DE Bayern  BY
DE Berlin  BE
DE Brandenburg  BB
DE Bremen  HB
DE Hamburg  HH
DE Hessen  HE
DE Mecklenburg-Vorpommern  MV
DE Niedersachsen  NI
DE Nordrhein-Westfalen  NW
DE Rheinland-Pfalz  RP
DE Saarland  SL
DE Sachsen  SN
DE Sachsen-Anhalt  ST
DE Schleswig-Holstein  SH
DE Thuringen  TH

Switzerland

Country Region Region Code
CH Aargau AG
CH Appenzell Ausserrhoden  AR
CH Appenzell Innerrhoden  AI
CH Basel-Landschaft  BL
CH Basel-Stadt  BS
CH Bern  BE
CH Fribourg  FR
CH Geneve  GE
CH Glarus  GL
CH Graubunden  GR
CH Jura  JU
CH Luzern  LU
CH Neuchatel  NE
CH Nidwalden  NW
CH Obwalden  OW
CH Sankt Gallen  SG
CH Schaffhausen  SH
CH Schwyz  SZ
CH Solothurn  SO
CH Thurgau  TG
CH Ticino  TI
CH Uri  UR
CH Valais  VS
CH Vaud  VD
CH Zug  ZG
CH Zurich ZH

 

Austria

 

Country Region Region Code
AT Burgenland 1
AT Karnten  2
AT Niederosterreich  3
AT Oberosterreich  4
AT Salzburg  5
AT Steiermark  6
AT Tirol  7
AT Vorarlberg  8
AT Wien 9

Finland

 

Country Region Region Code
FI Ahvenanmaan Laani AL
FI Etela-Suomen Laani  ES
FI Ita-Suomen Laani IS
FI Lansi-Suomen Laani  LS
FI Lapin Laani  LL
FI Oulun Laani  OL

 

 

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