Walmart on Friday announced that Ohio customers may use Express Money Services, the first of two Express services rolling out this year to help busy customers save even more time in-store.
A similar express experience for Pharmacy customers is expected to launch later this year.
Express Money Services is a new feature in the Walmart app that is combined with in-store Express Lanes to help expedite customers’ Money Services transactions. To celebrate its launch, Walmart is waiving fees on Walmart2Walmart domestic money transfers initiated using the Walmart App in all stores through Sept. 30 – saving customers $4 to $16 per transaction and time spent in line at the store.
“We want to make every day easier for busy Ohio families, and offering a seamless shopping experience for Money Transfers makes this a reality,” said Kirsty Ward, vice president, Walmart Services. “The new experience is faster for both associates and customers, and with our offer to send funds fee-free via Walmart2Walmart using Express Money Services, there’s no better time to try our unique service.”
Customers using Express Money Services will enjoy a dramatically faster, easier and more convenient experience using the Walmart App. Previously, customers needed to fill out lengthy money transfer paperwork in stores; now, this work can be done while at home or on-the-go using the Walmart App.
Once at the store, customers can now fast-track through a dedicated Express Lane to quickly complete their transaction. With the help of the app, they simply scan a QR code at the debit reader with their smartphone and pay the cashier; receipts and transaction details are saved electronically – a feature Walmart is introducing with the aim of making future transactions even more convenient. The app upgrade also allows customers to send pickup information to receivers through email or text message.
Express Money Services is initially available for domestic and international money transfers and will expand to include bill payments and check cashing.
Walmart introduced its money transfer service, Walmart2Walmart, three years ago with the goal of bringing customers dramatically lower costs and a simpler money transfer experience. Since that time, millions of Walmart customers have racked up more than half a billion dollars in fee savings using this service, according to the company.