Benefits of Joining

Benefits for You. Benefits for Your Clients.

The Partners Plus1 program is a referral program that offers the opportunity for companies to refer other businesses to American Express for Global Corporate Payments products. In addition, your company can receive a one- time incentive payment for a Qualified Lead* that results in business for American Express as described below.

Participating in the program is simple. Here’s how the program works:

  1. Register your company for the Partners Plus program on our partner portal:
  2. In the portal, submit names of businesses who you think can benefit from our products.
  3. American Express determines if your referral is a Qualified Lead.
  4. Choose to have incentive payments issued to your company.
  5. The incentive payment will be made when your Qualified Lead results in spending on the new account within one year after the referral was submitted.

For more information about the Partners Plus program, contact your American Express Sales representative.

*A Qualified Lead must meet the following eligibility criteria: (1) must not currently be an American Express Global Corporate Payment customer; (2) must not have been submitted as a referral within the last year through any internal or external American Express lead referral partner or program; and (3) must meet the eligibility criteria of a Global Corporate Payments customer, which require the company to have been in business for at least 1 year, have an annual revenue of $10 million, and must not be a sole proprietor. Notwithstanding the above, American Express has sole discretion regarding acceptance of all referrals, including Qualified Leads.

You Don’t Do the Selling; We Do

We don't ask you to actually sell our Global Corporate Payments program. We only ask you to identify clients or business contacts who can benefit from our products, and then warmly refer them to us. Our sales team will then follow up with your contact and do the rest.

Earn Cash Incentives

Not only can American Express Global Corporate Payments provide added value to customers, but each time one of your referrals results in new Global Corporate Payments for American Express, your company receives rich incentive payments.

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Improve Your Financial Position

For Partners Plus clients who also accept American Express Cards, your approved clients can pay with American Express Global Corporate Payments, and you can get paid within three days. Faster payment can improve cash flow, give faster access to working capital, significantly reduce days outstanding (DSO), and transfer your transaction liabilities to us. This also frees up employees who are chasing past-due invoices and reduces administrative costs.

Collaborate with the Global Leader in Commercial Card Payments

Our trained American Express Global Corporate Payments team works closely with your organization to deliver cost savings and process improvements for your referred clients with revenues above $4MM. We can also identify new opportunities for you through joint prospecting or joint marketing activities.

Stand Out from Your Competitors

Differentiate your company in the market by highlighting your Partners Plus partnership with American Express. Through it, you can become more knowledgeable in Commercial Card products, which can give you an advantage when responding to RFPs.

1The American Express® Partners Plus program is open to all companies and associations in the United States with a federal tax ID number, excluding travel agencies, that can refer companies engaging in business to business (B2B) payments to American Express Global Corporate Payments. Authorized officers of eligible companies and associations can enroll in the program as a referring partner at the Partners Plus portal, available at: Only Qualified Leads referred to a Global Corporate Payments program account via the online Partners Plus portal can lead to a one-time incentive payment from American Express. An incentive payment will be issued if the Qualified Lead establishes and spends on a Global Corporate Payment program account in the United States, within one year after the referral was submitted via the Partners Plus portal. Incentive payments are based on each separate referral and will be paid by check to the company registered as the referring partner. Incentive payments will be made approximately 90 days after spending occurs on the referred client’s new Global Corporate Payments program account. The amount of the incentive payment is based upon the estimated annual charge volume of the new Global Corporate Payments program account, to be estimated by American Express in its sole discretion. Notwithstanding the above, American Express has the sole discretion regarding acceptance of all referrals, including Qualified Leads. Additional terms and conditions apply.
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“I’m proud to introduce the Corporate Card program to business associates and colleagues. It’s a wonderful way to improve the way business is managed.”

Linda Elliott
Elliott Connection (consulting)