Western Union Co. and Walgreens have launched quicker and easier international and domestic money transfers through a new Western Union stage-and-pay kiosk model via the Walgreens Balance Financial platform. Customers can conveniently send or receive money at more than 7,650 Walgreens and Duane Reade locations. The transaction can be initiated at a kiosk using a photo touchscreen and finalized immediately or at another convenient customer time on the same day. With this new offering, consumers will experience accelerated transactions by using the self-serve kiosk to independently fill out their transactions. From the retailers’ perspective, it provides additional convenience to customers, facilitates digital compliance checking and efficient check-outs.
“We are bridging retail experience with digital innovation delivering upon our omni-channel strategy, while making it simple and fast for our customers,” said Odilon Almeida, Pres., Western Union.
Jason Dubinsky, V.P. & Treasurer, Walgreens, said, “By giving customers the ability to send and receive money at our stores, we are delivering on our promise to offer financial services that provide convenience and value.”