Éxito Joins Xoom’s Cash Payout Network for Money Transfers to Colombia
Éxito, Carulla and Surtimax Supermarkets enter online and mobile remittances with Xoom
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, December 12, 2013 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, has announced a partnership with Éxito, Carulla and Surtimax supermarkets, offering Xoom’s international money transfer services at more than 210 locations throughout Colombia. The partnership expands Xoom’s payout network to more than 1,000 cash payout locations in Colombia.
“Éxito, Carulla and Surtimax supermarkets are a part of Grupo Éxito — the largest retail company in South America,” says Julian King, Xoom’s Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development. “They are open late every day of the year, Sundays and holidays included, which makes this very convenient for our customers, as they don’t have to rush from work to receive their money. Grupo Éxito is a great addition to Xoom’s Colombian network.”
Xoom customers can send up to $1,000 for cash pickup at Éxito, Carulla and Surtimax supermarkets. Customers do not need to purchase at Éxito or Carulla to receive their cash; just go to the customer service desk, present their government ID and an Éxito staff member will assist them. Click this link Xoom.com/exito for more information.
“Both Éxito and Xoom are committed to excellent customer service, reliability and convenience,” says Giovanni Velásquez Ruiz, Director de Canales Alternos at Grupo Exito. “We’re proud of Xoom, now offering its customers a safe and convenient way to pick up cash through the Éxito network.”
To send money to Colombia, customers log on 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from any internet connected device and follow the simple steps to complete their money transfer.
Spanish Language App and SMS Text Alerts
Earlier this year, Xoom announced that it is the first pure-play remittance provider to offer a Spanish-language App for Android and iOS phones. The Xoom App is unique in its simplicity, allowing Xoom customers to complete a quick send money transfer to their recipient with “one tap and one swipe.” This slide-to-send technique allows Xoom customers to send a money transfer to an existing recipient in just seconds.
Xoom offers customers a Spanish-language experience on its mobile App, their desktop and mobile sites and their 24-hour customer care center.
In addition to fast and simple money transfers on the go, Xoom customers can use the App to track the status of their money transfer as their money moves to their loved ones. Other key features of the Xoom App include the ability to review Xoom’s low fees, check exchange rates, contact customer service and access links to other Xoom services.
Xoom is a leading digital money transfer provider, focused on helping consumers send money in a secure, fast and cost-effective way using their mobile phone, tablet or computer. During the 12 month period ended September 30, 2013, Xoom’s more than 997,000 active customers sent more than $5.1 billion to family and friends in 30 countries. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at Xoom.com.
Grupo Éxito is the first company in the commercial sector in Colombia, and has over 60 years experience in the business field. The Colombian chain works with quality products in diverse sectors such as food, personal, pets, entertainment, textiles, cleaning products and appliances.
Grupo Éxito in Colombia recently introduced a new mobile service, Mobile Success, a business aimed at customers of the chain and their family.
Other services and activities that complement services of Grupo Éxito are consumer loans to customers, travel agents, textile and food industries, electronic commerce, fuel distribution and a real estate business that develops shopping centers. Through of all these lines of business, Grupo Éxito directly employs over 37,000 people.