How Small Business Does Big Business.

 

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Welcome high-spending card members

American Express Card Members not only frequent small businesses, they shop more often and spend more than non-Card Members. And that can help put more profit in your pocket.

  • American Express Card Members report spending an average of $510 at small merchants in one month compared to $314
    reported by non-Card Members.1
  • American Express Card Members report making an average of 112 business-related purchases from small merchants in the past
    month, compared to 13 such purchases for non-Card Members.2

Save time with American Express OptBlue — a single, simple acceptance process.

Card Members report spending on average 25% more than Non-Card Members per transaction at small merchants. And now with American Express OptBlue, the American Express Card is processed like any other card.

  • One deposit, so you get paid at the same time as you do for other card brands.
  • One statement for all the cards you accept, so you can simplify your back-end processes.
  • One processor for all your questions, so it’s easy to get answers.

Get the attention that helps drive more traffic.

American Express stands behind small businesses, investing millions in marketing to help drive Card Members to merchants like you.

  • Point-of-Purchase assets—from store signage and window decals, to invoice labels, check presenters and online logos—make you visible to desirable customers.
  • Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, it’s celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
  • Shop Small® is a nationwide movement celebrating small businesses, and American Express provides free marketing materials to help you attract customers every day.2

 

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1 GENERAL CLAIMS SURVEY Source: American Express commissioned internet panel survey conducted in June 2013 – July 2013 based on purchases made in the prior 6 months. Definition of American Express® Card Members: Respondents who reported that they have an American Express Card and that they used that card to make purchases in the prior 6 months. Definition of Non-Card Members: Respondents who reported that they do not have any type of American Express Card and that they used a different credit card to make purchases in the prior 6 months.
2 FULL SOURCE FOOTNOTE: American Express commissioned internet panel survey conducted October-November 2013 based on purchases made in the month prior to the survey. Definition of American Express® Card Members: Respondents who reported that they have an American Express Card and that they used that card to pay for goods and services from small merchants (i.e., independently owned businesses) in the prior month. Definition of Non-Card Members: Respondents who reported that they do not have any type of American Express Card and that they used a Visa, Discover, Debit Card, Cash/Check, or Payment Services (i.e., PayPal, Google Wallet, Serve) to pay for goods and services from small merchants (i.e., independently owned businesses) in the prior month.