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Multilevel Marketing (MLM) Merchant Accounts

One type of business that has trouble finding a merchant account provider is the multilevel marketing (MLM) model. This type of business is defined by a revenue model where a person makes money by the products that they sell and by recruiting others to join the business. In return, these recruits share a percentage of their sales with their recruiter. Banks consider a MLM business to be a high risk merchant due to negative public perception, increased chances of chargebacks, and legal issues that some jurisdictions may impose. Due to being labeled a high risk merchant, a multilevel marketing business may find themselves unable to secure a payment processor or be forced to pay extremely high rates for their processing transactions. There is a solution to this dilemma as Merchant Processing Advisors specializes in high risk merchants and is able to provide the merchant account providers that they need throughout the world.

While banks may consider a multilevel marketing (MLM) merchant to be a high risk merchant, there is no denying their success in today’s business climate. Many of the largest and most successful enterprises in the United States are MLM businesses. Mary Kay has an estimated annual revenue of $2.9 billion, and Herbalife boasts a yearly total of $3.5 billion. The biggest hitters in the multilevel marketing arena are Amway (with $10.9 billion) and Avon (with $11.3 billion). Combined, the total revenue for all MLM companies within the United States was $34.5 billion in 2014. Merchant Processing Advisors understands that an MLM merchant needs the right tools to succeed, such as an integrated shopping cart, a virtual terminal, chargeback and fraud protection, and integrated payment gateways to ensure safe and secure transactions. Merchant Processing Advisors can provide to our MLM clients merchant account providers that will have the features that they need to succeed, not to mention, they will also offer competitive rates to reduce costs and increase profits. If you have any questions, you can contact us for a free consultation. You may also fill out our short high risk merchant account application, and we will quickly offer rate quotes within 24 to 48 hours. Our services are provided at no additional cost to you.

Our services are provided at no additional cost to you.