Thursday, July 26, 2007

Breakdown of PCI Merchant Levels

PCI Merchant levels and what it really means:

Level 1 >6,000,000 transactions annually

500,000 Transactions per month
~16,667 transactions per day

Fortune 100 retailers, web retailers, National and international banks, oil companies owning gas stations/convenience stores

Level II 1,000,000 – 6,000,000 transactions annually

83,334 transactions per month
~2,778 – 16,667 transactions per day

Convenience stores, utility companies (phone,electric, cable) small to medium retail stores, and web sites

Level III 20,000 – 1,000,000 transactions annually

1,667 -83, 334 transactions per month
~55 - 2,777 transactions per day

Small businesses, corporations who accept credit cards as a payment option

1 Comments:

Blogger Mark Hampton said...

I believe this should say "Visa transactions", which is a big difference from saying all credit card transactions. If you look at the Visa.com/cisp web site, you'll see that it states the ranges of "Visa transactions annually" for each Merchant Level.

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