Say “yes” to your customers’ preferred form of payment, extending one of the highest levels of service through the point of sale

The American Express OptBlue® Program is here! Authorized by American Express, Global Payments has just made it easier for you to accept American Express® Cards and attract high-value customers to your store. Start accepting American Express transactions through Global Payments; and become a member of the American Express network - a powerful network of consumers, small-businesses and corporate Card Members to help your business thrive.


Merchant Benefits:

One Statement and Reporting. One monthly statement and single reporting portal for your American Express, Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover® and PayPal® transactions.

Program Eligibility:

Merchants are eligible to participate in American Express OptBlue Program for American Express Card acceptance if they meet the following criteria:

  • Merchant is located in the U.S. 50 states
  • Merchant is an eligible Merchant Category Code (MCCs)
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  • Merchant processes less than $1MM in annual American Express transaction volume

Program Exclusions:

Merchants are not eligible to participate in the program if:

  • Merchant is located in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or any U.S. territory
  • Merchant is physically located outside the U.S.
  • Merchant is in excluded MCCs or categories
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  • Merchant processes more than $1MM in annual American Express transaction volume
  • Merchant is an existing American Express Payment Service Provider (PSP)
  • Merchant is a franchise
  • Merchant transacts in a currency other than U.S. Dollars (USD)
  • Ineligible Merchant Categories/activities/Businesses

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