The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) today announced that consumers can now purchase Amazon.com Gift Card claim codes with cash at its U.S. Agent locations.
The service offers a convenient and appealing solution for those wishing to make purchases on Amazon.com without using a credit card. Consumers can purchase Amazon.com Gift Card claim codes at any of the more than 44,000 Western Union Agent locations in the United States. The Amazon.com Gift Card claim codes allow the customer to purchase millions of items in over 40 product categories on Amazon.com.
Here's how it works:
- Consumers visit any of the more than 44,000 Western Union Agent locations in the U.S.
- The consumer completes a Western Union Quick Collect form, including Pay to: Western Union AGC as the receiver of the payment and the code city Amazon Gift Cards, WA.
- The consumer presents their cash payment and fee to the Western Union clerk and receives a paper receipt with a unique Amazon.com Gift Card claim code.
- The consumer can then visit www.amazon.com to redeem their Gift Card claim code.
Western Union consumers can purchase Amazon.com Gift Card claim codes in denominations from $50 to $5,000. Currently offered throughout the United States, the service is available for a small, tiered transaction fee. For example, a consumer purchasing a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card claim code would pay $2.95 while the fee for a $500 claim code would be just $3.95.
"In today's economy, consumers are being more thoughtful about their use of credit. Western Union is ensuring that those who prefer to pay in cash have the ability to do so," said David Shapiro, senior vice president, Western Union Payment Services. "The availability of Amazon.com's Gift Codes On DemandTM service at Western Union Agent locations is yet another example of how we strive to provide our consumers with convenience and choice."