Pivotal Payments simplifies American Express card acceptance

UNITED STATES | Pivotal Payments is now participating in the American Express OptBlue program allowing small brick-and-mortar and online merchants to accept American Express Cards. There is no longer the need to open a separate American Express merchant account or to be billed separately, providing a streamlined workflow and reduced back-office management.

The OptBlue program

Pivotal Payments will now be able to sign and fully service small merchants who wish to accept American Express Cards the same way they do all other payment cards from major card networks. The OptBlue program, which is available to eligible small merchants in the United States processing less than $1 million annually in American Express transactions, makes it easier for Pivotal’s clients to focus on marketing, customer service and the other tasks critical to running a successful small business.

Merchant Benefits

Benefits include:

  • One customer service contact for all card processing needs
  • Single deposit for all card transactions
  • Same statement for all card networks
  • Simplified reconciliation for all card transactions
  • Rapid initial set-up

Saving time, improving payment convenience

"Pivotal Payments is excited to be joining the OptBlue program and to provide small merchants with improved credit card acceptance options," said Philip Fayer, president and chief executive officer of Pivotal Payments. "We're pleased to be able to offer our clients time savings, value added tools and improved processes to more effectively manage their payments."


About Pivotal Payments

Pivotal Payments is a provider of technology-driven global payment processing solutions to the point of sale, B2B and ecommerce industries. Their proprietary solutions include card not present, integrated POS and mobile payments that deliver efficiency and profitability to businesses across all sales channels and platforms.

In April 2014 Pivotal Payments announced it is expanding GlobalOne, its proprietary payment gateway and global acquiring platform, into the European Union. GlobalOne provides real-time connectivity to over 130 new payment networks and banks, providing access to 60 foreign currencies as well as local European payment methods such as iDeal, Giropay and SOFORT.

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Sourced from Press Release by Pivotal Payments, May 12th, 2015
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