Western Union has made it possible to transfer and receive funds to and from any country around the globe. The company has about 500,000 locations in over 200 countries and deals in almost every currency in the world. The company has been expanding its span by building relationships with many well-known and reputed retail stores operating across the globe. Through these stores the customers don’t have to find Western Union’s agency and can now use Western Union Services in nearby retail stores.
In this Article, We will discuss Western Union’s collaboration with Rite Aid Retail Stores and does Rite Aid have Western Union services?
About Rite Aid Retail Stores
Rite aid Corporation was founded in 1962 by Alex Grass and was at first named Thrift D Discount Center. The company became the third largest drug store chain in the United States in 1981 and in 1983 it marked a sales milestone of $1 billion.
In September 2017, Walgreen announced to acquire only 1,932 Rite aid stores for $4.38 billion after the agreement was approved by the Federal Trade Commission. These acquired stores showed banners saying “Pharmacy now operated by Walgreens.
Later in October 2020, Rite Aid announced the acquisition of Bartell Drugs which has 67 locations for $95 million.
Does Rite Aid Retail Stores have Western Union?
Western Union is a leading money transfer service which allows billion of its customers to transfer money to their friends and family, business partners and employees around the globe. On the other hand Rite Aid Corporation which is America’s leading drugstore chain has been serving its customers since its inception.
On July 2016, both the companies joined hands as Western Union announced the renewal of its relationship with Rite Aid Corporation. The agreement will facilitate the customers to send and receive funds across the United States or across the globe to more than 200 countries within a few minutes.
How much Rite Aid Charges for Western Union?
Like any other store which provides money transfer services powered by Western Union, Rite Aid Retail stores also provide transfer and receiving services but charge a certain amount as a fee. However, the fee depends upon the amount to be transferred, location and the method of payment. Moreover, the fee can be calculated using visit Western Union’s price estimator.
How to Send a Western Union at Dollar General?
To send money through Rite Aid Retail stores, there are a few steps that should be followed in order to make a successful transaction.
Firstly, the sender has to locate the Western Union phone in the Rite aid Retail Store. After picking up the phone, the operator will gather the required details from the sender which includes the followings
- Locator ID which tells the operator from where he is being called.
- Sender’s Name
- Phone Number
- Receiver’s Account number
- Amount of payment
After providing the details a transaction number will be issued by the operator which one has to take to the Rite Aid service counter to complete the transaction. Finally, receive the payment receipt from the service counter which contains the money transfer control number (MTCN) through which the transfer can be tracked.
Does Rite Aid Retail have money orders?
Yes Rite Aid Retail sells Western Union money orders which can be bought from the store locations. A Rite Aid money order costs $0.99 to purchase and has a limit of $500 per order.