The FINANCIAL -- American Express on July 9 announced the launch of Amex Express Checkout, a first-ever, fast and secure way for U.S. Card Members to check out quickly at participating online merchants by using their americanexpress.com account login.
With Amex Express Checkout, Card Members simply use their existing americanexpress.com User ID and Password, and American Express auto-fills the checkout fields with their American Express Card details and relevant account information in just a few clicks. Unlike other online payments tools currently in the marketplace, Amex Express Checkout is not a wallet, and does not require a Card Member to create or manage a new account, according to American Express.
Amex Express Checkout is available for Card Members to use online today at BarkBox, Burberry, Ledbury, Newegg, Sabon, Ticketmaster, Warby Parker and The Wall Street Journal. American Express and Stripe are working together to allow merchants using Stripe as a payments platform to easily enable Amex Express Checkout for their customers. And, Amex Express Checkout is expected to be available in the coming months on websites for Avis Car Rental, Banana Republic, Cole Haan, Hulu, Gap, Intermix, Old Navy, POPSUGAR Must Have, Rocketmiles, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and others.
With Amex Express Checkout, a Card Member's account information is transferred to the merchant through a token allowing for safer transactions than traditional online checkout. And because American Express auto-fills account information in real-time for every online transaction via Amex Express Checkout, both Card Members and merchants are assured that the Card number and billing details provided are current - eliminating the need to manually update those details, as may be required with an online wallet.
"We know our Card Members and merchants want a simple, fast checkout process to make online shopping easy and delightful," said Leslie Berland, executive vice president, Digital Partnerships & Development at American Express. "Amex Express Checkout leverages our unique technology to create a checkout experience unlike any other, one that is valuable to merchants and secure for Card Members, giving them peace of mind."
Card Members that use Amex Express Checkout get all the same Card Member benefits, offers and service that come with their Card Membership.