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Offering tools and resources to help you stay ahead in a quickly changing B2B landscape is one of the many ways we’ve got your back. 

 

 

 

 

 

The B2B Payments Landscape is Evolving - Fast

 

When it comes to B2B payments, sophistication of the landscape is ever changing. Transactions are migrating away from traditional payment methods like paper checks, and continuously shifting to a digital payment environment.

 

 

 

 

 

To learn more about how the B2B payments landscape is shifting and the value that accepting card payments can offer your business, watch this video.

For a snapshot of the information found in the video about the value of accepting credit card payments, download this Infographic.

 

Payment Acceptance Now Comes With a Partner

 

Not every card provider offers the same value for your business. Read the American Express Value Guide to learn how we’ve got your back and can help your business drive incremental revenue, improve operational efficiencies and support future growth.

 

 

Download this free educational E-Book to understand how you can transform your financial operations to meet the needs of Millennial B2B buyers.

 

Download this informative Infographic explaining why merchants should pay attention to the growth of Millennials as B2B buyers.

 

B2B Payments Trends Speak for Themselves 

 

55%

of businesses make over half of their B2B payments electronically.1

 

37%

plan to spend $100,000+ on B2B payment technology this year.2

 

90%

of companies find value in tools that help automate payment processes.3

 

52%

choose going paperless as the most

important AP process to automate.4

 

90.9%

of B2B merchants say their customers

frequently make late payments.5

But One Thing Remains the Same:

Card Members are Your Best Customers.

 

And More Places Than Ever Are Accepting American Express. 

 

 

Over 1.6 million more places started accepting American Express Cards in 2018. Watch this video to see what that means for your business.6

They prefer plastic.

 

83% of US American Express Card Members who have used a credit card to pay for business purchases in the prior 12 months report when thinking specifically about business purchases, they agree they prefer to pay for their business purchases using credit cards.7

 

 

 

 

They spend more.

 

US American Express Card Members report they have spent an average of $19,833 on business purchases in the prior 12 months, relative to $10,906 average spend reported by US Non-Card Members.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

They’re more loyal. 

 

57% of US Millennial American Express Card Members report when thinking specifically about business purchases, they agree they frequently discontinue a business purchase partway if they realize that the B2B merchant does not accept American Express. 9

 

 

 

 

 

More of the Latest Business Trends and Insights to Help You…

 

 

Show Buyers They Can Pay Their Preferred Way. 


 

 

Two Ways to Get Supplies

Get free supplies and signage like digital logo packs and invoice inserts that let buyers know you accept American Express.

 

 

 

 


 

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1. Strategic Treasurer’s 2018 B2B Payments & WCM Strategies Report underwriten by Bottomline Technologies & Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.

 

2. Strategic Treasurer’s 2018 B2B Payments & WCM Strategies Report underwriten by Bottomline Technologies & Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.

 

3. A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of American Express. Published in B2B Payments Opportunity Snapshot Data Review. June 18, 2018. 

 

4. Strategic Treasurer’s 2018 B2B Payments & WCM Strategies Report underwriten by Bottomline Technologies & Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.

 

5. June 2018 Atradius Trade Credit Insurance Inc. Study titled, The Americas – An Increase in overdue B2B Receivables. 

 

6. Based on internal comparison of American Express small merchant locations in December 2017 to American Express small merchant locations in December 2018. 

 

7. American Express commissioned internet panel survey conducted in November - December 2018 based on business purchases made in the 12 months prior to the survey. Definition of American Express® Card Members: Respondents who reported that they have an American Express Card and that they used that card to make business purchases in the prior 12 months.

 

8. American Express commissioned internet panel survey conducted in November - December 2018 based on business purchases made in the 12 months prior to the survey. Definition of American Express® Card Members: Respondents who reported that they have an American Express Card and that they used that card to make business purchases in the prior 12 months. Definition of Non-Card Members: Respondents who reported that they do not have any type of American Express Card and that they used Visa, MasterCard, Discover, debit cards, direct transfer, cash/check, or ACH to make business purchases in the prior 12 months.

 

9. American Express commissioned internet panel survey conducted in November - December 2018 based on business purchases made in the 12 months prior to the survey. Definition of American Express® Card Members: Respondents who reported that they have an American Express Card and that they used that card to make business purchases in the prior 12 months.