The Post Office has announced it will accept American Express Cards in all of its 11,500 branches making it the largest UK retail network to do so.
The introduction of American Express as a payment option in Post Office branches
follows demand from personal and business customers who wanted to have more flexibility when making card payments.
Initially, American Express Card Members will be able to use their Card for in-person counter transactions, to pay for services or purchase products at the Post Office. American Express Card Members will also be able to make payments using their Card online or when using Self Service Kiosks available in over 300 branches across the UK, by the end of 2015.
“We are committed to expanding the places where our Card Members can shop and are delighted to welcome the Post Office to our merchant network,” says Mike Jackson, Vice President, Global Merchant Services – U.K. at American Express. “We want to be everywhere our Card Members are and with more than 11,500 locations nationwide, the Post Office brings tremendous value.”
The Post Office welcomes over 17 million people through its doors each week including a third of small businesses. As part of the Post Office’s ongoing transformation, all branches accept contactless payments, the largest in the UK, offering customers the convenience to ‘tap and pay’ for transactions of £20 and under. With extended opening hours and 2,500 branches open on Sunday, the Post Office is one of the most accessible retailers on the high street to offer its customers a wide range of payment options.