On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Dollar General and Western Union announced that customers will be able to complete Western Union money transfers at over 15,400 Dollar General store locations.

In a press release, the companies said the alliance enables customers to initiate international and domestic money transfers digitally through the Western Union mobile app or website and then pay in person at Dollar General stores. Customers can also receive money transfers in the Dollar General stores.

“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.”

This deal will extend Western Union’s reach by an additional 30 percent in the United States, adding more than 40,000 locations. This will add to Western Union’s “strategy of maintaining a robust network of agents that are accessible and digitally connected.”  Western Union also stated that this alliance will bring multiple benefits to customers including multi-point access to money transfers.

We are curious to see how this relationship will progress in the future.

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