Activate Your American Express Credit Card Online

American Express offers personal cards, small business cards, corporate cards, and prepaid cards to suit every type of consumer. Their personal line alone has a total of 21 cards – from the basic Amex Everyday Credit Card to specialty cards for frequent shoppers and travellers. American Express has also partnered with big companies in different industries to provide credit and charge cards that double as rewards cards. These companies are Costco, Starwood, Hilton Worldwide, Mercedes-Benz, JetBlue, and Delta.

Upon receiving their new card, American Express card users may activate it online. This also sets up an online account where they can carry out most credit card management tasks, as well as enrol in exclusive offers.

About American Express

American Express currently has about $153 billion in total assets, with an average annual revenue of $33 billion. It operates in more than 130 countries, and provides jobs to about 62,848 people. The estimated number of its card-in-force is at about 107.2 million.

American Express is also involved in several philanthropic activities in historic preservation, leadership development, and community service. The American Express Partners in Preservation project has provided grants to St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, and Rails to Trails in Washington DC. They have also provided support for several non-profit organizations including American India Foundation (AIF) in New York City, Arizona State University Lodestar Center in Phoenix, and Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) in Washington DC.

How to Activate Your American Express Credit Card Online

Have your new American Express credit card handy as you will need its information to sign up and activate your account.

  • Pull up your browser and visit the American Express Credit Card Activation page (see first link below).
  • On that page, click either of the “Start Here” buttons. The first one is for those who do not have an existing American Express Online account yet. The second one is for customers with an existing account who want to manage their new card separately.
  • Enter your 15-digit card number and 4-digit PIN.
  • Complete the application as directed by the website.

Helpful Information

American Express Card Activation Home –

American Express Website –

American Express Customer Service Number – 1-800-528-4800