Accepted Across Canada
& Around the World

American Express® Corporate Cards and Supplier Payments for B2B purchases are business ready, with a strong foundation of acceptance that enables you to do more business, anywhere you do business.

The Truth About Acceptance

Suppliers Readily Accept American Express B2B Payments

A myth about B2B payments is that the cost of accepting American Express for large transaction payments greatly limits B2B acceptance among suppliers. The truth is that the pricing models of Supplier Payments from American Express is often more straightforward than competitor rates, which can include multiple fees. American Express also offers discount rates for approved industries.

Other Reasons Identified for Employee Non-Use

A common misconception is that employees aren’t using their American Express Corporate Card because it’s not accepted where they need to use it. An analysis has shown that only approximately 5% of our spend gap is due to merchant non-acceptance, with 14% being attributed to employees using another form of payment and 9% due to employees not having a Corporate Card.*

*Based on American Express Analysis of $13.3B in total Spend Volume and 119M Transactions across 1,518 AXP clients. Concur Data includes transactions from January 2013 – December 2013 that have gone through the Concur expense management tool. Analysis conducted by American Express and based solely on data provided by Concur. A merchant is determined to be Non-American Express accepting if it could not be found as accepting through the supplier match process and it had no previous record of having an American Express transaction within the data set.

The American Express Network is Expanding

American Express continues to successfully acquire network locations across the globe. In fact, between 2011 - 2013, more than 1 million new merchants* were added to our proprietary merchant network** and our number of banking partnerships has also increased.

* GMS results Tracking and Reporting report for 2011 - 2013
** Global Merchant Services (GMS) only