The retailer’s partnership with Western Union means that people can initiate international and domestic money transfers digitally using the Western Union mobile app or by visiting westernunion.com, and then pay in person at Dollar General stores. 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%t 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.”
The agreement allows Western Union to expand its presence in the United States by about 30%. The company said it has more than 40,000 agent locations.
“This strategic alliance brings multiple benefits for customers,” said Carter Hunt, senior vice president and general manager of Western Union, North America. “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. We are also excited that through Dollar General, we are growing our network to better serve even more local communities across the U.S.”