Amex Launches Online Payments with Amex Express Checkout
July 13, 2015
American Express launched an online payment method for cardmembers called Amex Express Checkout to compete with PayPal and Visa Checkout . The New York City-based card brand said the new online payment option is not a wallet—it will not require the creation of a new account. Cardmembers can pay at participating Websites by entering their existing americanexpress.com userid and password. When they choose Amex Express Checkout, American Express will automatically fill in the account information at the checkout page and will transmit tokenized payment information.
“We know our Card Members and merchants want a simple, fast checkout process to make online shopping easy and delightful,” said Leslie Berland, executive vice president of Digital Partnerships & Development at American Express. “Amex Express Checkout leverages our unique technology to create a checkout experience unlike any other, one that is valuable to merchants and secure for Card Members, giving them peace of mind.”
Amex Express Checkout is available immediately at BarkBox, Burberry, Ledbury, Newegg, Sabon, Ticketmaster, Warby Parker, The Wall Street Journal and any merchant using Stripe to process online payments. Avis Car Rental, Banana Republic, Cole Haan, Hulu, Gap, Intermix, Old Navy, POPSUGAR Must Have, Rocketmiles, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and others will be coming online with the service “in the coming months.”