This page is for MA Distributors who have not previously arranged to accept American Express cards. If you already have an American Express merchant number, click here instead.
Market America distributors are now able to add American Express card acceptance with no additional monthly fee. This provides a savings of $7.95 per month—over $95 per year!
Please be aware that American Express charges merchants higher per-transaction fees than other card types. The discount rate (i.e., the per-transaction percentage fee) for American Express is 3.50%. (For other card types it is 2.37%.) Also, American Express charges an additional 15 cents per transaction above the standard authorization fees. (Click here for the prices/fees page.)
American Express Addition Form
To add American Express card acceptance, you need to complete and sign a simple form. To get the form, please call iTransact’s Market America team at 801-951-8250 (Mon-Fri 8-5 Mountain).
You only need to complete the starred fields on the form. Note that the Merchant Number is your 16-digit iPayment merchant number, not your 5-digit iTransact Gateway ID number. You can find your iPayment merchant number on your monthly merchant statements. If you are unable to locate it, please contact iTransact.
Once you have completed the form, please fax it to iTransact at 801-951-8222. (Or you can scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.) iTransact will review it for accuracy and forward it to iPayment. Please allow 1-2 weeks for the process to be completed.