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Suppliers' Acceptance of Commercial Card Payments

Build stronger relationships with your suppliers through education about card acceptance. Learn about the economics, benefits, challenges, and data security measures, such the PCI DSS, EMV standard, and chip and PIN cards.

Access the 2018 Research Report on Supplier Acceptance of P-Card and ePayables Payments

The results are in! Accenture and NAPCP have collaborated on surveys conducted in 2009, 2013 and in 2017 on the topic of supplier acceptance.The results of the 2017 survey are reported in this 2018 research report. This report is designed to identify supplier acceptance challenges encountered by end-users and the corresponding strategies or tactics used to overcome them. In this "Third Edition | March 2018" survey report, time-series comparisons of how supplier acceptance has evolved from 2009 to 2017 are reported.

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For NAPCP members:

Accenture and NAPCP have collaborated on the 2018 Supplier Acceptance of P-Card and ePayables Payments report which provides time-series comparisons of how supplier acceptance has evolved from 2009 to 2017. 

Non-members can purchase the full report in the NAPCP Store

Surcharges in Conjunction with Card Payments

 Access a variety of resources to help you work with suppliers and improve your supplier strategies; for example, exclusive to members is information on the economics of card acceptance and benefits to suppliers.

Share Supplier Communication Materials and Access Samples (open to end-user members only)

Gain an understanding of the fees related to card acceptance (interchange and merchant discount) and read about related legislation. 

Poll Results

 Data Security Network Resources
Members and  subscribers, view poll results pertaining to suppliers' acceptance of card payments, surcharging, Level 3 data and more. Many poll results include educational tips.

 Data security is a key challenge in the card industry, as security breaches can be very costly. Learn about measures intended to improve data security, such as the PCI DSS and EMV/Chip and PIN.

How 3D Secure 2 (3DS2) Will Redefine Customer Experience by Barclaycard

The card networks offer various resources related to card acceptance; see MasterCard information for U.S. merchants and Visa information for U.S. merchants.

Members, also view: MasterCard and Visa U.S. Rules for Merchants Regarding Surcharges


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End User Perspective on Suppliers' Acceptance of Card Payments (based on 2017 research by the NAPCP and Accenture)

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