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Why you should partner with Discover® Global Network

You want a way to grow your business with the third largest global payments network.1 Together, we can help you attract loyal cardholders, tap into billions in spending power and serve global customers online.

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1. By merchant locations, Global Payment Cards Data and Forecasts to 2020 – Regional Comparisons, Retail Banking and Research (RBR), July 2015

Benefits of acceptance

Low Transaction Price

Discover transactions should be the same or competitive, compared to Visa and MasterCard.

Simple Setup

Chances are, you are already set up to accept Discover Global Network. Acceptance is included in every acquirer merchant ID that is issued – by contract.

One Combined Statement

You’ll receive one combined merchant statement that includes all of the networks you accept. You can also use the same customer service number for assistance.

Open your business to the global economy

When you accept Discover Global Network, you can also securely receive payments from multiple cards running on our network. That not only allows you to do business with international tourists but also opens you to online cross-border spend.

In store, online or in-app, accepting Discover® Network is just good business


68%

of Discover® Cardmembers

have not returned to a merchant in the last month if their Discover card was rejected2


24%

of U.S. consumers

will abandon an online shopping cart if their preferred payment method is not accepted3

2. C + R Research Study of 2,000 Cardholders commissioned by DFS Services LLC and completed December 2016 3. 2016 UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper study™, June 2016

Contact a Bank or Processor

Ready to start accepting in store or online? Contact your payment processor or find one from our list.

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Check Your POS Terminal

Chances are, your in-store terminal is ready to accept cards on our network. Check it for yourself in minutes.

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Product to help build loyalty and drive revenue

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Our prepaid program makes it affordable and easy to thank customers or employees with rewards and rebate cards.

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Resources to help you run your business

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Industry Perspectives

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Authorization Best Practices

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Acceptance Logos and Signage

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Join Discover Global Network and find out what a powerful global payments partner can do for you.

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