The Role of Physical Western Union Locations
For over a century, Western Union has been one of the most efficient ways for people to send and receive money around the world. Today there are over 43,000 physical Western Store physical locations around the world. In addition to free-standing Western Union stores, there are Western Union physical locations inside supermarkets, convenience stores, drug stores, and other stores. In this article, we will show you all the services available at Western Union physical locations.
The first major service available at Western Union physical locations is the ability to send money anywhere around the world. There are four specific ways a customer can send money from a physical Western Union location.
1). Cash Money Transfer
A custromer can send cash to anyone in the world from a physical Western Union location. The customer simply fills out a “send money” form and hands cash over to the Western Union representative. The recipient will then go to their closest Western Union location to receive that amount of money in the form of cash. The transfer of cash can be done within minutes.
2). Mobile Money Transfer
With a mobile money transfer, the customer will fill out a “send money” form and hand cash or payment in the form of a debit card, Credit card or check over to the Western Union representative. The cash is then transferred to the recipient’s mobile device. This transfer could be completed in minutes. This service is ideal for recipients who do not want to travel to a Western Union location or who need online access to the money.
3). Money Transfer to a Bank Account
With this service, the customer will fill out a “send money” form and the money over to the Western Union representative. The money is then transferred to the recipient’s bank account. This type of transfer may take up to 3 to 5 business days depending on the speed of the receipt’s bank. This service is ideal for receipts who would like to have their funds securely sent directly to their financial account.
4). Money Order
With a money order service, the customer can transfer their cash to a money order. The money order can then be used to send funds to the recipient. With this service, the customer receives the money order and can send the money order himself to the recipient. A money order is a secure way to transfer funds through the mail or some other form of transfer.
1). Pick Up Cash
A customer can also pick up cash at a specific Western Union physical location. In order to receive cash, the customer must have a valid form of ID. In many cases, the customer will receive an e-mail or a text notice that they have cash waiting for them at a specific Western Union location. The customer will then fill out a “receive cash” form. The customer will then receive the cash from the Western Union representative.
Pay A Bill
1). Convenience Pay
Customers can pay a number of bills quickly at a Western Union physical location. This can include an electric bill, utility bill, water bill, waste bill or other payments. The customer can submit their payment in cash, credit card, debit card or check. The payment is sent instantly to the recipient. Various fees will apply.
Other payments can also be made at Western Union. The customer can use cash, credit cards, debit cards or check to have the payment send instantly to the recipient. These payments can include mortgage payments or just about any other business that accepts payments from Western Union. Fees will apply.
3). Quick Collect
With Quick Collect, the customer is able to quickly send money to almost anyone around the world. The payment can be made with cash, debit card, credit card or check. Fees vary according to the amount of money being sent.
1). Prepaid Card Services
Western Union offers a number of prepaid card services that include adding and reloading money onto the prepaid card. This includes debit cards, phone cards, data cards, and other pre-paid service cards.
2). WU Reload+
Western Union also offers its own prepaid card that can be used for in-store and online purchases. Cash can be loaded onto the card at almost any Western Union location.
Sevices That Can Be Started Online and Completed At A Physical Location
In addition to starting services at a Western Union location, there are several services that can be started online and completed at the store. These services include:
- Pay for a Money transfer
- Pick Up Cash
- Pay A Bill
Finding a Physical Western Union Location
You can find a physical Western Union locations by using the store locator at the Western Union site.