ONLINE MARKETPLACE EBAY TO DROP AMERICAN EXPRESS, CITING FEES, AND SAYS CUSTOMERS HAVE OTHER OPTIONS
Techlife News|June 08, 2024
Online marketplace behemoth eBay said it plans to no longer accept American Express, citing what the company says are “unacceptably high fees” and that customers have other payment options to shop online.
ONLINE MARKETPLACE EBAY TO DROP AMERICAN EXPRESS, CITING FEES, AND SAYS CUSTOMERS HAVE OTHER OPTIONS

It’s a notable blow to American Express, whose customers are often the most attractive among merchants and spend the most money per month on their cards. But it’s not the first time merchants have voiced opposition to AmEx’s business practices by walking away, most notably the warehouse chain Costco nearly a decade ago.

“After careful consideration, eBay has decided to no longer accept American Express globally effective Aug. 17 due to the unacceptably high fees American Express charges for processing credit card transactions,” said eBay spokesman Scott Overland, in a statement.

Overland said that eBay customers have become aware of new ways to pay for items, making payments more competitive than ever before, and AmEx was no longer a necessary partner for eBay. eBay has increasingly been offering customers buy now, pay later options on purchases through Apple Pay, PayPal and other companies like Klarna and Affirm as well.

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