Payment Solutions

QR Code® Payments with American Express

Provide a simple, convenient digital payment solution

Overview

As payment technology evolves and customers seek new ways to pay, QR Codes are becoming more popular as an alternative solution for Merchants and Issuers to expand their customer’s payment options and use their mobile devices to pay.

American Express offers two QR Code based payment solutions to help Issuers and Acquirers meet the needs of their Cardmembers and Merchants:

American Express Merchant-Presented QR Code: The merchant displays the QR Code in store by form of a decal or through a terminal, and the Cardmembers uses their smartphone to scan the QR Code.

American Express Consumer-Presented QR Code: Cardmembers generate a QR Code from their mobile wallet or banking app and the Merchant scans the QR Code as a form of payment.

*QR Code is a registered trademark of Denso Wave.

Benefits

Simple

  •  Provides an easy transaction experience

 

Additional Security

  • A more secure alternative to carrying cash or multiple plastic cards

Convenient

  • Enables Merchants to accept digital payments and reduces Cardmember’s reliance on cash

How it Works

 

Implementation

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Merchant-Presented

Merchant-Presented QR Code solution is relevant in countries where mobile smartphone usage is high and is a cost-effective solution that does not require the infrastructure of a point of sale terminal. 

Click here for additional information on next steps to implement QR Code solution.

Consumer-Presented

Consumer-Presented QR Code solution expands digital wallet capabilities and enables the point of sale terminal to accept digital payments beyond contactless. 

Click here for additional information on next steps to implement QR Code solution.

amex Merchant-Presented

Merchant-Presented

Merchant-Presented QR Code solution is relevant in countries where mobile smartphone usage is high and is a cost-effective solution that does not require the infrastructure of a point of sale terminal. 

Click here for additional information on next steps to implement QR Code solution.

amex Consumer-Presented

Consumer-Presented

Consumer-Presented QR Code solution expands digital wallet capabilities and enables the point of sale terminal to accept digital payments beyond contactless. 

Click here for additional information on next steps to implement QR Code solution.

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