Convenience store chain 7-Eleven just got more convenient by expanding its delivery service to public locations it refers to as “hot spots.” These hot spots include parks, beaches and other nontraditional locations where you may want to down a Slurpee.
How It Works
The service uses the 7-Eleven app and will launch next Monday. Added its route are over 2,000 locations above and beyond the homes it currently delivers to in 23 markets.
The ordered items will be sent to customers through Postmates to sports fields, public venues, and other locations that don’t necessarily have addresses, but can be identified with 7NOW pins on the app.
What Consumers Can Expect
According to 7‑Eleven’s Chief Digital Information and Marketing Officer, Gurmeet Singh, “Our mission is to redefine convenience by becoming a customer obsessed, digitally enabled company. 7NOW Pins makes convenience more convenient, by keeping customers in the moment, whether at a game, in the park or enjoying the sun on the beach.”
Singh says the 7NOW service will be similar to one already offered by Dominos. Consumers ordering through 7NOW Pins can have beverages, hot foods, snacks, beauty aids and home goods delivered to them away from home. In some markets, customers can even order beer and wine.
What It Costs, How Long It Takes
Customers can expect delivery in 30 minutes or less, in most cases. The charge for new feature is a flat fee of $3.99 for orders of $15 and above. For orders below $15, 7-Eleven charges an extra $1.99.
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