Updated 1/8/2015: Merchant Warehouse has changed its name to “Cayan.” For current information related to this company, please see our Cayan review.
Merchant Warehouse (merchantwarehouse.com) is a merchant account provider established in 1998 that claims to be one of the first merchant processors to offer credit card processing equipment over the Internet. The provider boasts that over 30,000 merchants choose Merchant Warehouse each year and that the company processes over $7 billion in credit card sales annually. In 2009, the Electronic Transaction Association (ETA) chose Merchant Warehouse as the “ISO of the Year,” which is considered a prestigious award within the merchant services industry.
In addition to offering merchant accounts, Merchant Warehouse introduced a new processing solution in 2012 branded the “Genius Customer Engagement Platform.” This technology consists of a suite of payment and reward program services and hardware that are designed to help merchants accept payments with both traditional methods (credit cards, debit, ACH, etc.) and emerging payment methods, such as digital wallets, QR codes, NFC, and EMV. Merchant Warehouse promotes that the system is “future proof” and can help merchants leverage new technologies as they gain popularity among consumers.
Merchant Warehouse is a registered ISO/MSP of the following banks: US Bank-Minneapolis MN, HSBC Bank USA, National Association Buffalo, NY, and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Walnut Creek, CA. The company appears to primarily use First Data for its processing network and is located in Boston, Massachusetts.