PayNearMe adds Walgreens to retail cash network

Walgreens has joined the PayNearMe retail network, which enables PayNearMe clients’ customers to facilitate cash payments at nearly 9,000 Walgreens stores across the country. PayNearMe’s cash network now exceeds 40,000 retail locations nationwide, made possible through its expanded partnership with the Green Dot Network.

Michael Kaplan, chief revenue officer and general manager of PayNearMe, said: “Approximately 78% of the U.S. population lives within five miles of a Walgreens or Duane Reade store.”

“With Walgreens in our retail network, our clients can now offer their cash-preferred customers even more convenience by allowing them to pay their bills in the same location where they shop.”

Kaplan added: “In the last 12 months alone, PayNearMe has increased its retail footprint by nearly 50%. That means our clients can now offer even more convenience to their customers who prefer or need to use cash to pay bills or make other non-commerce transactions.”

“They can simply walk into one of thousands of retail locations across the country, show a cashier the scannable code on their smartphone, pay with cash and collect a receipt that confirms the transaction is complete.”

Brandon Thompson, EVP of retail, tax, direct and paycard at Green Dot, said: “The Green Dot Network, which features more than 90,000 cash reload locations, is a valuable asset to partners as they focus on empowering customers with more seamless, secure, convenient access to their money.”

“Now with PayNearMe, Walgreens customers can easily pay their bills using cash at any of Walgreens’ nearly 9,000 stores nationwide.”