What’s changed about American Express® Card acceptance? The things you wanted most.

You can find a rate that’s right for your business and a faster, easier way to accept the Card.

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Rate Options Before OptBlue

Before OptBlue, you had one rate option for American Express® Card acceptance.

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American Express Card Acceptance Rate Options with Optblue
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Rate Options With OptBlue

Now, because your Merchant Service Provider sets the rate, you could find a deal that works for you.

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Here’s to an easier day at the office.

Simpler processing saves you time and gets you your money faster.

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One Fast Payment

Get paid at the same time as your other card brands—all your card income comes to you at once.


One Simple Statement

The credit cards you accept, all on one statement from your provider.


One Service Contact

Your provider can answer questions for every card you take.

Get Started

Would you like more customers?

We can help with that.

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Free Online

Get more exposure through free, personalized online ads targeted to potential customers in your area. It only takes a few steps to create your ad that may show up on sites like CNN, weather.com and more.

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Targeted Recommendations

We make local shopping and dining recommendations to our Card Members. Welcome the Card, and you could be included.

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A Spot on the Shop Small Map

Get on our digital map and be part of 4.5 million searches and 1.6 million unique visitors last year.* Show prospective customers where your business is located and what it is all about.

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See how other businesses like yours are getting more out of OptBlue.

Let’s do this!

Give us a call or fill out the form, and we’ll help you get going with OptBlue. You can also call a Merchant Services Provider directly for more information about their rates.

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By providing your e-mail address, you authorize us to send you information about products, services and offers from American Express. If you provide us your personal email address, we will use that email address as a business email address for communications from American Express. To learn how we protect your privacy, please see our Privacy Statement.

If you provide us with your mobile number to be used as your business contact number, we will use this information as your business information. By providing your mobile number, you agree that we may contact you at that mobile number with information about products and services from American Express and these communications may include autodialed calls or SMS (“text”) messages and/or artificial or pre-recorded voice calls.

OptBlue Eligibility: OptBlue is limited to U.S. Small Merchants that have an estimated American Express charge volume of less than $1M per year, and certain industry and franchise restrictions apply. If your business is not eligible for OptBlue, please apply to accept American Express Cards directly with American Express. Call 855-894-6570.

Bank of America Merchant Services 1-877-900-0226 JetPay 1-800-834-4405
BluePay 1-855-375-4633 Merchant’s Choice 1-800-309-0524
CardConnect 1-877-828-0720 National Discount Merchant Services 1-310-997-0100
Cayan 1-800-941-6557 North American Bancard 1-800-227-1298
Clearent 1-866-435-0666 Payment Logistics 1-888-572-9564
Elavon 1-800-725-1243 Priority Payments Systems 1-866-493-9580
Electronic Payments (EPI) 1-800-966-5520 Sterling Payment Technologies 1-800-383-0561
EVO 1-855-381-8209 Total Merchant Services 1-888-253-1463
First American Payment Systems 1-855-230-4558 TransFirst 1-800-654-9256
First Data 1-866-382-8643 TSYS 1-480-333-7600
Global Payments 1-800-367-2638 Vantiv 1-866-622-2390
Heartland Payments Systems 1-888-904-6773 Wells Fargo Merchant Services 1-866-807-3188
Harbortouch 1-800-201-0461 Worldpay 1-866-505-5965
iPayment Inc. 1-800-554-4777    
* Omniture reporting; January 2015 – December 2015