American Express® Corporate Purchasing Card

Simplify spending and negotiate preferred rates.

Keep business payments in one place so you can track your spending, simplify reconciliation and negotiate better rates with suppliers.

An easy way to streamline your purchasing process

An American Express Corporate Purchasing Card lets you consolidate regular payments to vendors and suppliers within a single account, set limits on how and with whom your employees can spend, and gain insight into your spending patterns so you can negotiate rates with preferred suppliers.

Help drive savings and efficiency with a Corporate Purchasing Card

Control spending

Assign parameters for where and how Cards are used and how much can be spent.

Gain insights

Receive detailed transaction information and data analysis to help inform decision making.

Streamline operations

Simplify payment and reconciliation processes whilst helping ensure compliance with company policies.

Manage cash flow

Take advantage of your payment terms to extend Days Payable Outstanding (DPO).1

How does a Corporate Purchasing Card work?


Set up your program

Determine which of your expenses to convert to a Corporate Purchasing Card and which controls can offer the most value. Your dedicated Account Manager will work with you every step of the way.


Spend on your Card

Employees can spend within the limits you’ve set, including preferred suppliers, transaction and account limits, and purchase types.


Review and reconcile

Use the American Express @ Work® program to oversee policy compliance, identify opportunities to drive savings, and promptly pay your vendors—extending your DPO to up to 44 days.1


Analyse and save

Take advantage of rich data from the American Express @ Work® platform to leverage purchasing volume with preferred suppliers so you can maximise rebates and drive meaningful savings.

Case Study

Case study: a national consulting firm finds a dual solution

The Challenge: A national consulting firm needed to update their expense management system to serve their central office and multiple field teams while driving compliance and cost reductions.


The Solution: The firm opted for a dual solution: a virtual American Express Corporate Purchasing Card at the central office and one physical Card each for the field teams. Each set-up allowed Program Administrators to set specific blocks and limits on transactions, which helped remove the need for manual approvals in the purchasing process. Across the company, employees were able to spend less time manually inputting data into spreadsheets and more time innovating for success. Additionally, the program generated rich data fields that the firm could integrate with their ERP to further streamline processes and find more efficient ways to spend.

Start your American Express Corporate Purchasing Card application

Fill out the form to request a call back from a Specialist, or reach out to us at 1300 729 483, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Terms & Conditions


1. Extend your Days Payable Outstanding by up to 44 days: Depending on when you make a purchase, when your statement is issued and whether or not you are carrying forward a balance on your account from your previous statement period.