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American Express® Card acceptance can benefit your business

Simplified Card Acceptance

You can now accept and process American Express Card transactions the same way you do other payment card transactions from major networks. This will help enable a simplified workflow and less back-office management, allowing you to focus on marketing, customer service, and the other numerous tasks critical to running a successful small business.

  • Single Deposit- Speed of pay consistent with other payment cards
  • Single Statement- Simplified management of all card transactions
  • One customer service contact- Dedicated service from a single point of contact
  • One processing relationship- Fast initial setup


Tap into the power of Membership

When you accept American Express® Cards at your business, you become a member of a powerful network that can help your business thrive.

Reach a broad network of high-spending, loyal, consumer, small-business and corporate Card Members, with over 52 million American Express Cards in force in the U.S.1

Align with a trusted brand. American Express ranked #11 on FORTUNE’s Top 50 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list and was recognized as the #1 Most Admired in its industry, Consumer Credit Card and Related Services.

Access useful membership resources to help manage business and attract new customers.

1American Express 2014 Annual Report.

Membership Resources

Shop Small® and Small Business Saturday®
Shop Small® is a nationwide movement to help communities thrive by celebrating small businesses every day. As the founding partner, American Express provides ways to help small businesses stand out and attract new customers, and encourages shoppers to get out and shop at small businesses in their neighborhood throughout the year. *
In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday® to help business owners with their biggest need after the recession — getting more customers. Four years later, the day still rallies shoppers across the nation to get out and support local businesses each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Knowledge Center
The Knowledge Center keeps merchants informed with articles and videos about relevant small business topics. Bookmark the hub in your browser: knowledgehub.americanexpress.com.