American Express (NYSE: AXP) today announced that Sam's Club, the eighth largest U.S. retailer and a leading membership warehouse club for small businesses and consumers, will accept American Express cards as a form of payment starting October 1, 2015. The acceptance of American Express throughout the more than 650 Sam's Club locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico will provide Card Members with access to high quality-products, brands and services at a great value.
"We are constantly looking for ways to expand the places where our Card Members can shop and bring more convenience and value to their everyday lives," said Anré Williams, President, Global Merchant Services at American Express. "We are delighted to work with Sam's Club, a retailer that shares our keen customer focus. Their nationwide presence provides more shopping choices to our consumer and small business Card Members, giving them access to great products, brands and services. We look forward to working with Sam's Club to help them reach new customer segments and deliver rich marketing benefits."
Tracey Brown, chief member officer at Sam's Club, said: "We strive to give more value to our members – more savings, great experiences and quality merchandise. Everything we do ties back to how we can better serve our members. The acceptance of the American Express Card underscores our commitment to bring greater ease and flexibility to our members' shopping experience. American Express – known for their exceptional customer service, loyal, higher-spending Card Members and advocacy of small businesses - will help to extend the value of membership."
Both Sam's Club and American Express share a strong commitment to customer service, delivering high-quality products and services, and helping small merchants grow. Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., offers a broad array of products including fresh produce, apparel, home décor and electronics, along with a robust suite of member-exclusive savings on travel, prescriptions and fuel. In addition, the membership warehouse club serves 500,000 small business owners every day.
American Express is also a strong advocate of small merchants, providing support through products and programs such as Small Business Saturday, Shop Small, Merchant Financing and OptBlue, the company's small merchant acquiring program that enables easier Card acceptance. With 55 million cards-in-force in the U.S., the company offers a wide breadth of innovative products, rewards and benefits to its high-spending and loyal Card Members.
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Sam's Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products, savings and services to millions of members in 653 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. To learn more about Sam's Club, visit the Sam's Club Newsroom, shop at SamsClub.com, and interact with Sam's Club on Twitter and Facebook.