Shop Small

American Express

U.S. CITIzens and residents
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In an effort to encourage consumers to shop with small businesses, American Express has launched Shop Small. This program offers American Express cardholders a $5 statement credit after making a single purchase of $10 or more directly with any small business in the U.S. on the Shop Small® Map, up to 10 times. American Express will also provide free digital marketing materials to help small businesses promote the offer to their customers. 


Benefits

  • Free marketing and business promotion for small businesses provided by American Express 
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Eligibility

For your business to be considered a qualifying small business for the offer as well as the Shop Small Map, it must be Shop Small eligible based on the following qualification criteria:

  • Must be an American Express Card accepting Merchant;
  • Must be located in the United States. For brick-and-mortar businesses, this means that you must have at least one physical business location within the U.S.; for online-only businesses, this means that you must have a service area within the U.S. 
  • Must have at least 1 but no more than 25 locations (for brick-and-mortar businesses) and have no more than $5M in American Express annual charge volume
  • Must not be part of a franchise brand that has more than 250 stores; Additionally, if a franchise brand has more than 25 corporate-owned stores, then the entire brand is excluded
  • Must be enabled to accept American Express Cards. Merchants who have been with us for more than 12 months must have had at least 1 transaction in the last calendar year
  • Businesses in these industries are excluded: Government agencies, public administration, gas stations and businesses located on the same premises as a gas station, travel agencies, charities, nonprofits, peer-to-peer payments, crowdfunding, trade associations, shopping property management companies, direct sellers, and political organizations

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Application

  • If you have further questions on whether your business is a qualifying small business, call the Shop Small servicing center at 1-833-213-0506. They are available from 9am - 6pm ET, Monday through Friday. You can also email Shop Small at ShopSmallHelp@aexp.com
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