Business Information

Please enter the business and contact information of the Authorized Signer (?) for this business who will sign this application.

Who is authorized to sign this application?

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The Authorized Signer who fills out this application must be an owner or representative of your business with the authority to make financial decisions as they relate to your application for American Express Card acceptance.

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Is my ownership type a "Corporation"?

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A corporation is owned by a group of stockholders


Is my ownership type a "Sole Proprietorship"?

Choose this if your business has only one owner and no partners, if the owner assumes unlimited liability for the debts and obligations of the business, and if the owner owns all the business's assets.


Is my ownership type "LTD"?

A Limited Company (LTD) limits the owner's personal liability for the company's debts and obligations.


Is my ownership type a "Partnership"?

Choose this option if your business is owned and operated by more than one person.


Is my ownership type a "Non-profit"?

Non-profits can include charities and other organizations that do not distribute taxable profits to owners or stockholders. Any profits outside of operational expenses are reinvested in the organization itself. You will need to provide proof to American Express of your federal tax-exempt status.

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Why do you need to know my total annual sales?

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This helps us deliver an initial pricing plan that best suits your business. We will periodically review your Merchant Account and make adjustments based on your annual sales and charge volume.

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(e.g... 100000 or 1000)

Why do you need to know my average transaction?

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This helps us identify transaction patterns, so we can, for example, monitor for fraud and mistakes before they become a major problem.

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(e.g... 100000 or 1000)


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In addition to important information about your Merchant Account, Amex may also e-mail you information on products or services that may be suited to your business needs. If you would like to receive such communications, please provide your e-mail address. For more information about Amex’s privacy practices, please visit us online at: www.americanexpress.ca/privacy

What is "Doing business as"?

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The operating name of your establishment. For example, Joan's Bargain Store is the DBA (Corporate Name : JOAN SMITH, Inc.)

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What is a "physical address"?

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Your physical address is the actual location of your main office or store, as opposed to any off-site mailing address.

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(e.g... www.americanexpress.ca)