Getting Started 


Whether you're welcoming customers in-store or online, you're on your way to helping attract more Card Members, saving time and money, and streamlining your checkout process.

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Get Free Signage, Decals, and More


Looking to engage new customers? Let them know that you accept American Express Cards.


Get Access to Powerful Business Solutions


Business Savings Suite


Take advantage of curated services designed to help you attract and retain customers, streamline operations, and  save you money.



Business Class for Merchants


Access webinars, videos, and e-books for expert tips on today's business landscape.




Payment Solutions


Explore digital payments solutions that can help you protect, grow, and manage your business.



Looking for more ways we support your business? 


Go Contactless. 


It's the cleaner, faster way to pay.


Customers can breeze through check out with a single tap - no signature needed. Simply contact your terminal provider to confirm if you can accept contactless transactions and they'll help you get started.



Test Your Terminal


Make sure it's set up and ready to accept American Express Cards.




Choose the Sale key on your terminal or follow the procedures for a keyed manual transaction.


Key in Card number 373953312381006, then enter the expiration 12/XX (last two digits of the current year).


If the terminal prompts for additional info, press Enter/Send or enter 0000 to bypass.


When the terminal displays a Decline response, this indicates a successful test transaction.* Your terminal is now validated to accept American Express Cards.



*If Decline is not received, please contact your POS terminal provider to troubleshoot the issue.

Need additional help? Please call 1-800-528-5200.




Manage Your Account



Using a third party to process American Express Card transactions?

Visit your payment provider's website for more information on how to manage your merchant account.