American Express | Become A Merchant

Signing up as an American Express Merchant is simple. Contact the American Express Merchant helpdesk on 011 667 8173 and one of our consultants will assist you.


How do I qualify?

The following types of businesses qualify: sole proprietorships, South African companies, close corporations and partnerships. Your business must be a registered business with the following available documents: 
  • Owner(s) certified ID copies. 
  • Proof of business physical address.
  • Owner(s) proof of residential address. 
  • Value-added tax (VAT) number and /or a SARS income tax number. 
  • Banking details (cancelled cheque or bank statement). 
  • Proof of business registration, i.e.: CK1, CK2, CM1, CM22, partnership agreement, Founding Documents, relevant CIPC documents etc.

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