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Experience the Powerful Backing of American Express Card Acceptance 

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Competitive pricing opportunities at rates that may be lower than you think



Access to benefits like free marketing, savings on business solutions and more



On average, annual spend of Card Members is 3X that of Non-Card Members2



U.S. Small Businesses on average have 3X greater spend capacity versus competitors3

American Express can now be accepted at 99% of places in the US that accept credit cards.

Based on the Feb 2020 Nilson Report. 




Two ways to accept Card payments online and in store


Accept Card Payment through Payment Provider

Acceptance through your Payment Provider


Eligible Small Businesses can accept through your provider, which sets the rate for card acceptance. Plus receive a single statement and deposit, the same way you do for all card brands you accept at your business. 




Call 1-833-213-0511 or fill out the form here

Accept Card Payment through American Express

Acceptance through American Express


National and Regional Businesses or Small Businesses who prefer to accept directly through American Express can take advantage of competitive pricing opportunities, plus 24/7 expert support and protection to help your business thrive. 



Call 1-866-847-0890 or fill out the form here.


If you are a Franchise Business, learn more about accepting the Card here



Already welcoming American Express Cards?


Take advantage of the benefits for your business like discounts on business solutions, insights, payment solutions and more.



Why businesses accept American Express


There are more reasons than ever to welcome American Express Cards. Hear what businesses are saying…



Jenny Wax Skincare Accepts AMEX

“Any business owner who’s not using Amex or accepting Amex is missing out on a great clientele who are very loyal to Amex.”

-  Jenny Ferrera, Jenny Wax Skincare 

Cookie Good Accepts AMEX

“There is something about American Express that just makes you feel more secure and that you know you're going to be really well taken care of. if you have any issues or problems, they will help you solve them and they will make it easier.”

- Melanie Canter, Cookie Good 

Andrew's Cheese Shop Accepts AMEX

“There's a little bit of pride when they hand over the Amex card to us, which is very easily identifiable, and they like doing business with businesses that accept it.”

- Andrew Steiner, Andrew’s Cheese Shop  


Interested in learning more about how to accept

American Express Card payments?


Accept Through Your Payment Provider


Accept Through American Express



Frequently Asked Questions



[1]American Express Annual Report, December 2017.

[2]Nilson Report #1,147, February 2019. Spend per card derived from U.S. year-end purchase volume divided by year-end cards in force (CIF), not from individual consumer-level data. CIF represents the number of cards issued and outstanding with cardholders. Average Non-American Express spend per card includes Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit and charge card volume and CIF and excludes debit volume and CIF.

[3] Spend capacity for US Small Businesses based on commercial information as of July 2016. AXP spend capacity based on analysis of US OPEN population. Competitor lines based on Small Business Financial Exchange (SBFE) data from Equifax; Spend capacity for our largest US Small Business Accounts based on December 2017 AXP OPEN data for customers with over $1MM annual revenue and more than $500k in annual spend. Competitor lines based on Small Business Financial Exchange (SBFE) data from Dun & Bradstreet.