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

Based off the Feb 2023 Nilson Report. 


Here’s what it means to say yes.




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




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




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.

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Shop Small® Resources to Help Support Your Business

Shop Small with Amex

American Express aims to support small businesses by encouraging spending by consumers at small, independently-owned retailers or restaurants on Small Business Saturday and during other Shop Small campaigns.


Explore free marketing resources, cost-saving offers, and more for your business. 

Help Keep Your Business Running Safely and Efficiently

Resources for tips on managing core business challenges related to cleaner payments, disputes, fraud prevention and more.

Cleaner Payments Webinar


View this webinar to learn more about a cleaner payment experience with contactless payments. 

Disputes & Policies Guide


Download the guide that outlines our disputes policies and processes. 

Fraud Prevention Guide


Download the guide on best practices to help prevent Card Not Present fraud.

Learn more about the payments products we have to help you protect, grow and
manage your business.

Hear from your peers.

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


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[1] Nilson Report #1,235, February 2023. 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 and prepaid volume and CIF.


[2] Nilson Report #1,235, February 2023. 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 and prepaid volume and transactions.


[3] Based on Amex recommendations made throughout 2022. Amex cannot guarantee your business will appear in a search on American Express Maps. Merchants are displayed via the American Express Maps,, and email.