Merchant Category Codes

Merchant Category Codes (MCC) are 4 digit numbers used by the payments industry to classify businesses by market segment.

At WePay, we use a similar code to help us better understand your business. Below is the list of MCCs that we use to classify your account under. See the USDA website if a code relevant to your business is not listed here. You can use these codes as the mcc parameter in the /account/create call.


U.S. Merchant Category Codes

Donations and Personal Services

Type Code
Donations / Personal Use 7299

Service Providers

Type Code
Consultants 7392
Web Designers 7372
Graphic Designers / Photographers 7333
Cleaning Services 7349
Catering 5811
Repair Services 7699
Contractors 1520
Advertisers 7311
Landscaping 0780
Taxi / Limo Services 4121
Publishing / Printing Services 2741
Telecommunications 4814
Secretarial Services 7339
Tailor / Alteration Services 5697
Childecare Services 8351
Employment Agencies 7361
Detective Agencies 7393
Direct Marketers 5969
Dance Instructors 7911
Other Training Services 8299
Other Services 7399

Professional Services

Type Code
Architecture 8911
Accounting 8931
Legal Services 8111
Tax Prep Services 7276
Doctors 8011
Chiropractors 8041
Dentists 8021
Veterinarians 0742
Other Medical Services 8099
Other Professional Services 8999

Groups / Organizations

Type Code
Civic / Social 8641
Political 8651
Religious 8661
Non-Profit 8398
Other Groups / Organizations 8699

Events / Entertainment

Type Code
Travel 4722
Camps 7032
Film Screenings 7832
Band / Orchestra 7929
Theater 7922
Other Events / Entertainment 7999

Retail Businesses

Type Code
Apparel 5691
Food 5499
Electronics 5732
Cosmetics 5977
Toys & Games 5945
Sporting Goods 5941
Flowers 5193
Office Supplies 5943
Music 5735
Arts & Crafts 5970
Antiques 5932
Appliance 5722
Books 5942
Periodicals 5192
Home Decor 5719
Other Retail Services 5999

UK Merchant Category Codes

Type Code
Veterinarians 0742
Agricultural Services 0763
Landscaping 0789
General Contractors 1520
Travel and Tour 4722
Telecom 4814
Medical and Supplies 5047
Precious Stones and Jewelry 5094
Books 5192
Misc. Food 5499
Men's and women's clothing stores 5691
Equipment, Furniture, and Home Furnishings 5712
Household appliances 5722
Caterers 5811
Stationary 5943
Hobby, Toy, and Games 5945
Direct Marketing, not elsewhere classified 5969
Misc Retail 5999
Sporting Camps 7032
Advertising Services 7311
Commercial Photography 7333
Secretarial Services 7339
Computer Programming, Processing Services 7372
Management, Consulting 7392
Business Services not elsewhere classified 7399
Furniture - Reupholstery, Repair and Refinishing 7641
Theatrical Producers, Tickets 7922
Bands and Misc Entertainers 7929
Commercial Sports, Promoters 7941
Recreation Services not elsewhere classified 7999
Dentists 8021
Medical Services not elsewhere classified 8099
Legal Services and Attorneys 8111
Schools not elsewhere classified 8299
Child Care 8351
Charity 8398
Civic Associations 8641
Political Organizations 8651
Religious Organizations 8661
Membership Associations not elsewhere classified 8699
Architectural Services 8911
Accouinting, Auditing, Bookkeeping Services 8931
Professional Services not elsewhere classified 8999