A few examples to better make sense of what I am asking are:

Please provide me with your merchant ID.

Can you please provide me with your Merchant code?

Enter Merchant ID

Merchant Account ID

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If merchant could be replaced with seller, as in "person who's selling something", the best translations would be vendedor or lojista. Keep in mind vendedor is a gendered word that could pose an issue to your translation.

If it's supposed to mean shop manager, as in "person who can make decisions about the shop", then comerciante would be preferable.

  • Yeah, it can't be replaced because its dealing with online retailers, web shop owners and all types of merchants.
    – Hugo
    Commented Feb 11, 2017 at 12:04
  • @Hugo definitely comerciante, then. The other ones imply the individual is not the one responsible for the store. I'll edit it to clarify.
    – Ramon Melo
    Commented Feb 11, 2017 at 12:22
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    "comerciante" is what came to mind first.
    – Centaurus
    Commented Feb 11, 2017 at 14:28

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