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More reasons to accept American Express® Cards.

From better rates to free marketing and products, we have your back in more ways than ever.

Thanks to OptBlue®, over 1.5 million places in the US started accepting American Express® Cards in 20171. Not one of them?

Here’s what it means to say yes.

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One Fast Payment

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

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One Simple Statement

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

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One Service Contact

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

Better rates

With OptBlue, you have options. Your processor sets your American Express Rate – just like they do for the other card brands you accept.

Contact your processor directly for more information on your rate.

With OptBlue, you have options. Because your processor sets your American Express Rate—just like they do for the other card brands you accept—you can shop around for the best rate for your business. Contact a processor directly to get started.

Find a Participating Processor

Participating Processors

BluePay1-855-375-4633
CardConnect1-877-828-0720
Cayan1-800-941-6557
Clearent1-866-435-0666
Elavon1-800-725-1243
EVO1-855-381-8209
First Data1-866-382-8643
Global Payments1-800-367-2638
Harbortouch1-800-201-0461
iPayment Inc.1-800-554-4777
JetPay1-800-834-4405
Merchant e-Solutions1-866-663-6132
Payment Logistics1-888-572-9564
TransFirst1-800-654-9256
TSYS1-480-333-7600
Vantiv1-866-622-2390
Worldpay1-800-859-5965
Find a Participating Provider

Valuable customers

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

3.1X

On average, the annual spend of an American Express® Card Member is 3.1X that of non-Card Members2

$14K

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

1.8X

On average, the transaction size of an American Express Card Member is 1.8X that of non-Card Members4

Free marketing

From getting recommended to Card Members to signage that shows customers they can pay the way they want, get the tools that can help you reach potential customers

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We know attracting customers is important to you.

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That’s why we recommend businesses like yours to our Card Members for free.

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We choose Card Members based on where and how they spend.

Helping you reach potential customers
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And could feature your business in our emails to them, in their online accounts and in search results on the Shop Small® Map.

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Which means more exposure to Card Members who may be more likely to spend with you.

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Promoting your business to Card Members is just one of the many ways we have your back.

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We know attracting customers is important to you.

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That’s why we recommend businesses like yours to our Card Members for free.

Card swipe Icon

We choose Card Members based on where and how they spend.

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And could feature your business in our emails to them, in their online accounts and in search results on the Shop Small® Map.

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Which means more exposure to Card Members who may be more likely to spend with you.

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Promoting your business to Card Members is just one of the many ways we have your back.

Swipe left to see how we promote 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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Our thing?
Helping you do your thing.

Get started by giving your customers the choice to pay the way they want. Because our thing is helping you do your thing.

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Contact a participating processor

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.

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.

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.

Don't Do Business Without It

1. Based on internal comparison of American Express small merchant locations in December 2016 to American Express small merchant locations in December 2017.

2. Nilson Report #1,103, February 2018. 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 #1,125, February 2018. 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.

4. Nilson Report #1,103, February 2018. 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.