American Express Acceptance is Increasing

American Express Acceptance is Increasing

  • On September 23, 2020
Overcoming the impression that American Express acceptance is rare among merchants, especially compared to Visa and MasterCard, the credit card company is in the middle of a five-year campaign to increase acceptance at merchants across the globe. From increased fraud protection to the business-friendly OptBlue program, Amex has invested heavily in building relationships with merchants […]
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Retail Ecommerce Sales Booming with 44% Year Over Year Growth in Q2

Retail Ecommerce Sales Booming with 44% Year Over Year Growth in Q2

  • On September 11, 2020
On Tuesday, August 18th, the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Census Bureau reported that retail eCommerce sales for the second quarter were up 37 percent from the first quarter of the year. And as measured year over year, eCommerce sales were up 44 percent while the total US retail sales were down 3.4 percent, to $1.1 […]
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American Express Launches Express Go

American Express Launches Express Go

  • On November 19, 2018
American Express has officially launched American Express Go, a virtual payments solution to streamline business expenses. Express Go offers Virtual Card numbers for in-person transactions. The program is designed to be a digital solution for medium to large companies that need a more efficient way to handle business expenses for employees and temporary workers who […]
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New OptBlue Pricing

New OptBlue Pricing

  • On June 27, 2018
If you work in the hospital, government or education industry it is important that you know OptBlue has changed their pricing. As a result, more merchant services can take advantage of what the company has to offer. There are now wholesale fees charged to merchants in government and education. When it comes to education and […]
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New American Express Pricing to Reduce Merchant Costs

New American Express Pricing to Reduce Merchant Costs

  • On April 27, 2018
American Express has announced a fundamental change to its business model in a move that is designed to increase acceptance of American Express cards. Historically, Amex has attempted to position itself as a premium credit card issuer which has come with higher credit card processing fees than other card issuers. This was based on the […]
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Pretentious Amex Branding Does Not Entice Millennials

Pretentious Amex Branding Does Not Entice Millennials

  • On April 20, 2017
Membership may have its privileges, but American Express is finding out that members of the Millennial Generation do not consider feeling snooty as a privilege. As a credit card and as a symbol of refinement by means of wealth, American Express has long been associated with the moneyed class and the jet set, and this […]
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Amex Changes EMV Chargeback Policy

Amex Changes EMV Chargeback Policy

  • On June 27, 2016
The transition to chip cards, or EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa chip technology) hasn’t been an easy one for merchants to adopt. In order to ensure that they are compliant with new rules, merchants have had to upgrade credit card processing systems in order to accept the new chip cards. Failure to do so leaves […]
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