How Do You Send a Money Order?


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Send a money order to any domestic or international location by paying for it using a credit card, debit card, cash or traveler's checks at the nearest post office, according to United States Post Office (USPS). MoneyGram money orders can be sent online or from the closest MoneyGram location, according to MoneyGram.

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When sending a money order, you can specify the name and address of the recipient who can collect the money from the closest cash point or transfer the funds directly to the recipient's bank account, according to MoneyGram. Quick transfer of money using a money order is possible when you pay for it by credit or debit card.

MoneyGram offers senders the options of online and mobile transfers of funds through money orders. The recipient can collect the cash within 10 minutes of the payment being made. If you are using your bank account to transfer money, the funds reach the cash point for collection within three business days. This method is more economical as fees are lower. Whether you use a credit card or an account, the recipient can collect the cash from a cash point or have the money transferred to an account.

USPS allows you to send up to $1,000 by money order within the country and up to $700 to some international destinations. Some destinations are limited to $500, according to USPS.

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