Dollar General (NYSE: DG) and Western Union (NYSE: WU) announced today that customers are now able to complete Western Union® money transfers at more than 15,400 locations throughout the 44 states Dollar General serves.
The alliance allows customers to initiate international and domestic money transfers digitally through the Western Union® mobile app or by visiting westernunion.com, and then pay in person at Dollar General locations. Consumers can also receive money transfers in-store.
“Dollar General is excited to work with Western Union to help provide value and convenience when customers send or receive money transfers,” said Jason Reiser, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. “With approximately 75 percent of the American population within a five-mile radius of a Dollar General, we are uniquely positioned to provide customers with a convenient location to complete their money transfer transactions.”
For customers sending funds, transactions can be initiated either through the Western Union® mobile application or online at www.westernunion.com. After completing the digital portion of the transaction, consumers may visit a local Dollar General store to finalize their transfer using a debit card or cash.
Customers receiving money transfers at Dollar General can also initiate the transaction through the Western Union mobile application or online at www.westernunion.com, and then visit a Dollar General with valid ID to receive the money.
“This strategic alliance brings multiple benefits for customers. We are pleased to offer multi-point access to money transfers and include convenient channels using a hybrid of digital and retail for our customers,” said Carter Hunt, senior vice president and general manager of Western Union, North America. “We are also excited that through Dollar General, we are growing our network to better serve even more local communities across the U.S.”
With this agreement, Western Union extends its U.S. reach, which already spans more than 40,000 Agent locations, by an additional 30 percent. The expansion is in line with the company’s focus on ensuring its Agent network remains robust, accessible and digitally connected while continuing to bring new levels of convenience to consumers.