GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. & DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for nearly 80 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 15,472 stores in 44 states as of March 1, 2019. In addition to high-quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.
About Western Union
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement. Our omnichannel platform connects the digital and physical worlds and makes it possible for consumers and businesses to send and receive money and make payments with speed, ease, and reliability. As of December 31, 2018, our network included over 550,000 retail agent locations offering Western Union, Vigo or Orlandi Valuta branded services in more than 200 countries and territories, with the capability to send money to billions of accounts. Additionally, westernunion.com, our fastest growing channel in 2018, is available in more than 60 countries, plus additional territories, to move money around the world. In 2018, we moved over $300 billion in principal in nearly 130 currencies and processed 34 transactions every second across all our services. With our global reach, Western Union moves money for better, connecting family, friends and businesses to enable financial inclusion and support economic growth. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.