PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc., a global financial technology company, has partnered with Casey's General Stores, Inc. to enable the retailer to offer Amazon Cash to its shoppers who don't have a bank account or prefer not to use debit or credit cards for purchases. Leveraging Blackhawk's technology, Casey's General Stores rolled out Amazon Cash across the midwest on January 1st, 2018.
Amazon Cash allows consumers to load between $15 and $500 in cash to their Amazon Balance without fees by simply presenting a personalized Amazon barcode to a cashier at a participating retailer, along with the money they wish to load. The amount is then applied to the customer's existing Amazon account and available to use for online shopping of eligible products and digital content on Amazon.com.
"We are thrilled to offer our customers the added convenience of Amazon Cash at Casey's General Stores, which we anticipate will drive additional foot traffic in our retail locations around the country," said Bill Walljasper, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Casey's General Stores. "By partnering with Blackhawk, we are able to bring Amazon Cash to our stores and continue to be a one-stop shop for our diverse group of customers, including cash-based shoppers."
David Tate, senior vice president of Blackhawk, commented, "We are excited about the first Amazon Cash launch with Casey's General Stores. The integration of Amazon Cash into our network gives us new growth opportunities for our technology, and expands financial inclusion for unbanked or cash customers. According to a 2015 report by the FDIC1, the unbanked or under-banked customer accounts for about 27 percent of consumers."
About Blackhawk Network
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAWK) is a global financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and incentive programs in retail, ecommerce, financial services and mobile wallets. Blackhawk's Hawk Commerce division offers technology solutions to businesses and direct to consumers. The Hawk Incentives division offers enterprise, SMB and reseller partners an array of platforms and branded value products to incent and reward consumers, employees and sales channels. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Blackhawk operates in 26 countries. For more information, please visit blackhawknetwork.com, hawkcommerce.com, hawkincentives.com or our product websites giftcards.com, giftcardmall.com, cardpool.com, giftcardlab.com and omnicard.com.
About Casey's General Stores
Casey's General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 2,000 stores in 15 states throughout the Midwest. Casey's strives to consistently deliver quality gasoline, freshly-prepared foods, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey's is currently the fourth largest convenience store chain, and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.
Bill Walljasper, Senior VP & Chief Financial Officer
1The FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households was administered in June 2015 in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau and collected responses from 36,000+ U.S. households to access the inclusiveness of the banking system.
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