American Express is known throughout the world for its credit cards. In fact, it was American Express which revolutionized the credit card services across the United States. Also known as Amex, American Express was founded in 1850. What makes it even special is its inclusion in 30 components of Dow Jones Industrial Average. The stats doesn’t end here. American Express contributes to nearly a quarter of all the credit card transactions. The company provides card as well as non-card products.
American Express Card Products
American Express runs over 109.9 million cards across the world which makes it the largest card issuer in the world based on purchase volume. All these cards are issued by them as well as through their network partners in other nations. Based on number of cards issued personally, Amex is ranked 4th in the world. American Express offers a wide variety of cards including consumer cards, small business service cards, commercial cards, and non-proprietary cards.
American Express Open Business Card
Being the largest issuer of corporate cards, American Express offers cards for small business. This service started in the fall of 2007. The card is known as American Express Plum Card, which also signifies its deep purple color. This tutorial is aimed to help you login and activate your Amex Open Business Card at Open.com/Activate. We will also discuss some of the Plum Card benefits.
Type Open.com/Activate in your favorite browser and press “Enter”. This will take you to the American Express Plum card activation page.
American Express Login
If you have an online account with American Express credit card, you just type your user ID and password in the corresponding text boxes (see the above picture). Click the blue button titled “Log In”. This will give you access to your account dashboard.
Amex Plum Card Activation
The card needs to be activated in a few cases. Either when you have lost your card and has been issued a new one, or your card was expired, or when you are issued a fresh new card. This can further be reduced in two categories: card activation for a registered and card activation for a new user. We will discuss the two cases one by one.
- Card Activation for a registered user: In your account dashboard, after login, navigate to the card activation link. Click it, and enter your details like date of birth, social security number, etc when asked. Submit your card activation process and it will be sent within seconds.
- Card Activation for a new user: On the login page, click “Start Here”. This will take you to the Amex card activation page. It is a 3-step process. In the first process, enter your 15-digit card number and 4-digit card ID. Click “Continue”. Now in the next two process, verify your info and choose card preference. It is a matter of few minutes and your card will be activated.
Amex Plum Card Benefits
Amex Plum card gives the cardholders an option to pay early and avail a discount of 1.5% or defer a payment to next month that allows you to pay 10% of the new balance by the first please-pay-by date. The card activation also gives you convenient email reminders, online bill payment option and membership benefits.