A Merchant ID (sometimes referred to as an Internet Merchant Account) is required to accept payments by any of the major credit card brands. This ID is provided through your existing merchant service provider (i.e. acquiring bank, payment vendor, etc.).

General information regarding PCI DSS, including a PCI DSS self-assessment questionnaire, can be found at www.pcisecuritystandards.org. For Blackbaud Sphere the merchant ID is the Sphere account ID.

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