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Accept American Express Now with Rates Comparable to Visa and Mastercard

Up until now, many Canadian businesses have chosen not to accept American Express due to the high cost. OptBlue is a new program from Amex, with very low rates, comparable to other cards. Coming to HiTech directly, we can get you rates similar to Visa and Mastercard – much lower than if you were to go to Amex directly. You can now accept American Express cards with the ease and speed of other card brands.

How does it work?

American Express has now fully integrated into the Elavon processing network. Your daily deposit from Elavon would include American Express, along with Visa and Mastercard.

What are the benefits?

With OptBlue, you would receive funds the same day with your daily Elavon deposits. Your monthly statement from Elavon would also include all transactions, including Visa, Mastercard and American Express. No more separate monthly statement from American Express to reconcile. There is no cost to add this program, and the ability to offer more payment options to your customers is priceless.

Receive 1 statement, not 2. Get 1 deposit, not 2.

Still need some convincing?
  • 67% of card members surveyed report they would be more likely to make a purchase when they see on the window or door that Amex is accepted.
  • 67% of Amex card members report that their American Express card is their most frequently used card.
  • American Express also offers free marketing tools to help you get new customers, such as free online advertising and targeted local recommendations.

With OptBlue, we at HiTech set the pricing, so you can get a rate that’s better than you’ve ever seen from American Express. We also handle all of the setup and will be your main point of contact going forward.

Contact us for more information and to get started today.