Merchant Routing allows you to group (‘map’) merchant accounts together to allow transactions to be made on any Merchant ID in the group and then routed to the first Merchant ID that can handle the transaction.
The order of merchant accounts in a group is also important as the first account that can handle the transaction will be used so if multiple accounts are available put then put them in order or preference.
For example; you can group an American Express only Merchant account with a Visa only Merchant account and then if a Visa transaction is sent to the American Express account it will be automatically routed to the Visa account.
Another option for routing is if you have multiple Merchant accounts that each process different currencies, you could route the merchant accounts together and this would then allow all currencies to process through the group as the system would find the correct Merchant account and then process it through that account.
This prevents the integration from needing to prompt the user for their card type in order to send the transaction to the hosted integration using the correct merchant account for that card type, currency or issuing country.
Simply drag and drop merchant accounts between groups as appropriate to set the routing groups and priorities and then click the ‘Save Routing’ button to save your changes.