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Purchasing Cards


More companies today authorize and control corporate purchases by placing purchasing cards in the hands of their employees. Increase customer loyalty and achieve preferred supplier status by offering processing capabilities specifically tailored to their corporate needs. Purchasing card acceptance provides value-added service to your customers.

Purchasing cards are an effective business-to-business (B2B) solution that help corporations reduce the administrative costs associated with authorizing, tracking, paying and reconciling small purchases, while maintaining control over their company's purchasing process.


Merchants that accept purchasing cards and enjoy preferred vendor status attract the thousands of American businesses that process more than $300 billion of business-to-business purchasing transactions. Accepting purchasing cards allows you to capitalize on this growing B2B opportunity and encourage corporate customers to patronize your business.

First Data Independent Sales offers three purchasing card payment solutions that enable suppliers to accept all major purchasing cards from their buyers. Merchant suppliers also benefit from First Data Independent Sales's 24/7 customer support.  


The Level II application provides corporations with more control over the purchasing process by capturing and transmitting additional information. These added data elements include:

  • Separate purchase and sales tax amounts
  • Customer code/number (e.g., an accounting code or purchase order number)
  • Tax ID
  • Merchant type
  • Merchant category code (MCC) 

Global Gateway Purchasing PC Level III is a software application that allows suppliers to provide line-item detail to corporate customers, operates in the Windows environment, and enables suppliers to navigate through the order-entry and payment process. Detailed data reports provide a concise review of transaction activity.

Global Gateway Purchasing PC Level III features:
  • Incorporates Windows 3.1 user-friendly interface with point-and-click functionality (Windows 2000, Windows 98 and NT compatible)
  • Captures level II- and level III-enhanced data for MasterCard®, Visa® and American Express®, which includes—for level II—sales tax amounts, purchase order number (i.e., an accounting code, customer code) and—for level III—line-item detail records, including discount amounts, freight, duty, codes, descriptions and other identifiers.
  • Facilitates simplified data entry
  • Allows the importing and exporting of transaction, customer and product files
  • Creates a detailed order summary
  • Includes card-swipe capability for walk-in customers 

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The FIRST DATA name, trademark and logo are owned by First Data Corporation. All other trademarks, service marks and trade names referenced in this material are the property of their respective owners. The First Data Independent Sales Agent Program is operated by Cardservice International, Inc. Cardservice International, doing business as First Data Independent Sales (FDIS), is a registered ISO/MSP of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Walnut Creek, CA. American Express requires separate approval. FDIS Cincinnati is an independent agent for Cardservice International.