Amazon partners with Chase and Synchrony on consumer cards, but this will be its first small business card.
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The Amazon Business American Express Card offers incentives based on your Amazon Prime membership status. Cardholders who are eligible Prime members (including Business Prime) get the sweetest rewards: 5 percent cash back or 90-day interest-free payment terms on U.S. purchases at Amazon Business, Amazon Web Services, Amazon.com or Whole Foods. For non-Prime members, it’s 3 percent cash back or 60-day interest free payment terms for the same purchases. (The card is also available at Amazon.com.)
All card members get 2 percent cash back on purchases at U.S. restaurants and gas stations, and on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers, and 1 percent cash back on all other eligible purchases.
The card also offers members access to line-item details on U.S. purchases made on Amazon Business, such as cost per item and quantity.
Upon sign-up, new members will also receive a $125 Amazon gift card if they have Amazon Prime; all others will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. Cardholders can use their rewards for purchases at Amazon.com and Amazon Business, or redeem them for a statement credit.
The new card joins AmEx’s current line-up of business cards that includes the Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express, the American Express® Business Gold Card and the American Express® Blue Business Cash Card.
Amazon currently partners with Chase and Synchrony on co-branded consumer cards. The new business card is its first such partnership with American Express.
The new card is part of a broader multi-year partnership between AmEx and Amazon. The two firms are in collaboration on a data solution that enables businesses to track their Amazon Business purchases made with AmEx cards and analyze customer data.