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Alias for Merchant Payments

Hi...

In our project we want to create aliases for our merchants... Question once a alias is created on our system can a consumer using any other VISA partner/issuer/acquirer platform simply put our merchants alias ID and make payment...?

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Re: Alias for Merchant Payments

Hey @SP19,

 

That's a good question! Your "Message Tag" indicates that your question is related to Visa Direct. I'll check with the Visa Direct team for the answer to your question and I'll get back to you soon!

 

 

 

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Re: Alias for Merchant Payments

Thanks,

For looking into this hope it is like that.... This would great if possible to simplify so many things.....

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Re: Alias for Merchant Payments

Hey @SP19,


In regards to the Visa Direct API product, Visa has a pre-defined merchant ID format, and the acquirer is required to adhere to this guideline to create the merchant alias ID. Hope that helps to answer your question! Have a nice day 🙂

 

 

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Re: Alias for Merchant Payments

Hi Diana,

 

Thanks for checking but my question was... can a consumer using any other VISA partner/issuer/acquirer platform simply use our merchants alias ID to make payment...? Like is the alias directory for all acquirer for example that payment can take place?

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Re: Alias for Merchant Payments

Hi @DianaTran-Yee,

 

Please assist help with this question.... Thanks

Visa Dev Moderator

Re: Alias for Merchant Payments

Hey @SP19,

 

The purchase of Alias Directory is to resolve a merchant alias ID back to a PAN for payment, and the transaction processing still uses PAN. Hope this provides clarification to your question.

 

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Re: Alias for Merchant Payments

Hi @DianaTran-Yee,

 

Thanks for replying... You mean purchasing using an alias ID is linked back to that PAN... This I understand. What about the directory, are Alias Directories shared such that customer A using mVisa can buy from merchant B using their alias even they are under different acquirers / issuers etc.. and B's alias ID was created by our platform...?

Visa Dev Moderator

Re: Alias for Merchant Payments

Hey @SP19,

 

[Question] What about the directory, are Alias Directories shared such that customer A using mVisa can buy from merchant B using their alias even they are under different acquirers / issuers etc.. and B's alias ID was created by our platform...?

[Answer] Correct

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Diana

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Re: Alias for Merchant Payments

Thanks @ Diana

This is of great help...