PayPal Doesn’t Accept AMEX Corporate Cards

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I had never run into this issue before so thought I would share it with my readers. My wife was hired to do a blog review for a company and as we bloggers do, she sent the client a PayPal invoice for the job.

As it turns out the client only had a corporate American Express card and Paypal only accepts personal Amex not corporate Amex cards as methods of payment.

You can even see this statement in the Paypal user agreement:

Spending Limits and Verification

U.S. Users. You need to have a credit card or confirmed bank account with PayPal before you can send any payments. American Express has decided to decline PayPal credit card transactions that are funded with an American Express Corporate Card. As a result, any attempts to register or use an American Express Corporate Card will be denied.

So let this be a lesson to bloggers out there, when working with advertisers directly. Make sure you disclose what methods of payment you can accept and find out how your advertisers will pay you for your efforts. This is one thing that should be straightened out before you do a job and find there is difficulty receiving payment after.

I don’t suppose anyone knows of a service that allows you to receive Amex Corporate Card as a method of payment?

-Justin Germino

Updated: February 27, 2010 — 11:10 am