American Express Internet Direct

Save time and money by connecting directly to the American Express Global Network


Use your existing Internet Service Provider to connect and process American Express Card transactions directly on our Network. 


Internet Direct works with your Point of Sale (POS) system to support both card-present and card-not-present transactions.


Internet Direct provides:

  • No transaction volume constraints
  • No third party transaction fees
  • No additional communication expenses with Internet Direct
  • Support of both card-present and card-not-present transactions
  • Security via 128 bit SSL encryption
  • Fault tolerance and two site redundancy for uninterrupted 24/7 processing
  • Flexible deployment options and real-time XML authorizations and submissions when implemented with the Software Development Kits.

Product Availability

Internet Direct supports the following American Express authorization specifications:


  • Global Credit Authorization Guide (ISO)
  • Global Credit Authorization Guide (XML)*
  • GICC/GICC Light Protocol for POS Authorizations EMEA Region
  • Standard 70 Authorization Specification EMEA Region
  • Global Electronic Data Capture Specification (GEDC)
  • Global Financial Settlement Guide (XML Format)
  • PRICE Specification for Spain
  • Global Hostlink Data Capture (GHDC) LAC, Canada, Americas

Next Steps

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