Accept American Express card payments online
Founded in 1850, American Express (AMEX) is now used in over 130 countries across the globe. This widespread use makes American Express one of the largest credit card companies in the world. American Express is used in 24% of all credit card transactions in the US alone. Additionally, AMEX credit card holders earn twice as much on average as VISA or MasterCard holders.
If your online ambitions focus on the United States and/or the higher segment, accepting American Express as a worldwide form of payment offers interesting possibilities.
1. Select and request the account type that best suits your business needs.
2. Your account will immediately be ready for implementing and testing, however extra actions are required before going live.
3. Your account can go live once you have successfully finished testing and when your request is officially approved by ICEPAY.
NB: A special request procedure is required for AfterPay, credit card, SOFORT Banking, SEPA Direct Debit recurring and paysafecard. Please note that this process may take several weeks. Once your account goes live, you will be able to offer all available payment methods (per account type) in your webshop, except for the aforementioned. These specific payment methods will only be made available to you once your request is officially approved.
American Express card holders have an income that is double that of the average. These card holders generally spend twice as much on Internet purchases, when compared with those who do not have the AMEX card.
The advantages of offering American Express in your webshop:
- Reach consumers in over 130 countries;
- Increase your reach in the United States signifcantly;
- Focus on a target group of consumers with very high purchasing power;
- Recurring Payments are possible.
For customers paying by American Express in your webshop:
- Choose a product in your webshop;
- Choose American Express as the payment method;
- Fill in the required credit card information in the American Express secure environment;
- Confirm the payment;
- The payment will be completed once the cardholder's bank has processed the payment order.
Payments for your credit card transactions are not handled by ICEPAY, but by our supplier. These payments are made on a weekly basis. If you would like further information on payments or the implementation of American Express, please contact us.