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More reasons to welcome American Express® Cards

 

From more rate options to free marketing and products, we have your back in more ways than ever

 

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Over 3 million more places in the U.S. started accepting American Express cards in 2017 and 20181. Not one of them?

 

Here’s what it means to say yes.

One Fast Payment

ONE FAST PAYMENT

 

Get paid at the same time as your other card brands, so all your card payments come to you at once.

ONE SIMPLE STATEMENT

ONE SIMPLE STATEMENT

 

Receive a single statement from your provider for all the credit cards you accept.

ONE SERVICE CONTRACT

ONE SERVICE CONTRACT

 

Your provider can answer questions for every card you accept through them.

Rates may be lower than you think

 

With OptBlue, you have options. Because your provider sets your American Express Rate—just like they do for the other card brands you accept. 

 

Contact a provider to get started directly or give us a call at 1-833-213-0511 to learn more.

Rates may be lower than you think

Valuable customers


Business is better with diverse Card Members who spend more, more often, online and off.

3X

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On average, the annual spend of an American Express Card Member is 3X that of non-Card Members2

$14K

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On average, American Express Card Members spend $14K+ annually on their Card3

1.7X

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On average, the transaction size of an American Express Card Member is 1.7X that of non-Card Members4

Free Marketing


We’ll help promote you with free small business marketing. From getting recommended to Card Members to payment method signage, get the tools that can help you reach potential customers. 

Free Marketing

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Watch what business owners like you have to say about the powerful backing of American Express. 

 

 

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Shop Small All Year Long!

 

The Shop Small Movement is a nationwide effort that supports and celebrates small businesses like yours every day and everywhere. We can help you put your business in the spotlight and show customers what makes it special all year long with new Shop Small Marketing Materials. Included are both customizable and ready to go Badges, Social Posts, Blog Posts and Digital Banners to help you attract more customers throughout the year. 

 

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


[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]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. 


[4]Nilson Report #1,147, February 2019. Transaction Size derived from U.S. year-end purchase volume divided by year-end purchase transactions, not from individual consumer-level data. Average non-American Express transaction size includes Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit and charge cards and excludes debit volume and transactions.


[5]American Express–commissioned internet panel survey conducted in April 2017 based on purchases made at small businesses in the 3 months prior to the survey. “Consumers surveyed” consists of survey respondents who typically look on the front door or front window to see whether or not their payment method is accepted when making purchases from small businesses and who either (1) reported that they have an American Express Card and used that card to make purchases at small businesses in the prior 3 months; or (2) reported that they do not have an American Express Card and used Visa, MasterCard, a debit card, or payment services to make purchases at small businesses in the prior 3 months.


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


[7]Based on an analysis of American Express merchant recommendations in 2017.


[8]American Express–commissioned internet panel survey conducted in April 2017 based on purchases made at small businesses in the 3 months prior to the survey. “Consumers surveyed” consists of survey respondents who typically look on the front door or front window to see whether or not their payment method is accepted when making purchases from small businesses and who either (1) reported that they have an American Express Card and used that card to make purchases at small businesses in the prior 3 months; or (2) reported that they do not have an American Express Card and used Visa, MasterCard, a debit card, or payment services to make purchases at small businesses in the prior 3 months.