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Accept American Express® Cards


Get access to 112MM+ Cards Worldwide1 and competitive pricing opportunities


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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



Free marketing could help Card Members reach your business



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

Over 3 million more places in the U.S. started accepting American Express Cards since 20174




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. 




Or Call 1-833-213-0511  

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. 



Or Call 1-866-847-0890



Why businesses accept American Express


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




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[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. 

[4]Based on internal comparison of American Express small merchant locations in December 2016 to American Express small merchant locations in December 2018.