1. Get Started

Please enter the business and contact information of the Authorized Signer (?) for this business who will sign this application.

Who is authorized to sign this application?

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The Authorized Signer who fills out this application must be an owner or representative of your business with the authority to make financial decisions as they relate to your application for American Express Card acceptance.

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    Is my ownership type a "Sole Proprietorship"?

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    Choose this if your business has only one owner and no partners, if the owner assumes unlimited liability for the debts and obligations of the business, and if the owner owns all the business's assets.

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    Is my ownership type a "Corporation"?

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    A corporation is owned by a group of stockholders

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    Is my ownership type "LTD"?

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    A Limited Company (LTD) limits the owner's personal liability for the company's debts and obligations.

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    Is my ownership type a "Partnership"?

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    Choose this option if your business is owned and operated by more than one person.

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    Is my ownership type a "Non-profit"?

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    Non-profits can include charities and other organizations that do not distribute taxable profits to owners or stockholders. Any profits outside of operational expenses are reinvested in the organization itself. You will need to provide proof to American Express of your federal tax-exempt status.

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Is my business publicly traded?

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Select "yes" if ownership in your company can be purchased and traded by the general public in the form of stock or shares.

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Please have the appropriate officer from your company complete the application.

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Please provide your e-mail address so that we may send you messages including important information about your Merchant Account as well as information on products, services and resources available to your business. To learn more about how we use your information and protect your privacy, please read our Privacy Statement.



What you need

Please have this information ready before you begin:

  • Total Annual Sales
  • Average Transaction Amount
  • Bank Account Information:
    Routing and Transit Number (?) and Bank Account Number (?)

    Where to find your bank account information.

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    Review your bank statement to find this information, or look at a check from that account:

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  • Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code if you are applying for a Corporate Purchasing Card (CPC) (?)

    Where to find your SIC code.

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    A standard 4-digit number which is a government-defined Industry Code that identifies the establishment's type of business.

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  • All Other Business Types:
    Name of Owner and Authorized Signer (?)

    Who is authorized to sign this application?

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    The Authorized Signer who fills out this application must be an owner or representative of your business with the authority to make financial decisions as they relate to your application for American Express Card acceptance.

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  • Name of Existing Processing Company and associated Merchant ID (?)

    What is a Merchant ID?

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    Your Merchant ID is the ten-digit number associated with your account that identifies you as a valid American Express merchant.

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What you should know

This application is just the first step. You'll also need a processing company and a way to process charges - such as a Point Of Sale (POS) terminal or an online shopping cart - to accept the Card. We can help you with that after you finish this application.

Prefer to Apply by Phone?

Simply call us at 1-877-255-4334, and have you information handy.

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