Talk About Convenience! 7-Eleven Expected to Launch Home-Delivery Service in 2018
How does getting a Slurpee and grilled dogs delivered to your front door sound?
There's nothing so bad that it can't be fixed with a frozen carbonated drink. Thankfully, when you're having a terrible day, 7-Eleven will soon be able to offer a flavorful pick-me-up in the form of an icy Slurpee and sweet-salty snacks—all without you ever having to leave your couch or crank up your car, provided you don't need gas, of course. That's right, the 24-hour convenience store is hoping to bring its taquitos, hot dogs, and, yes, Slurpees to your front doorstep in 2018.
7-Eleven has started testing delivery and in-store pick-up services in the Dallas area through its new 7-ElevenNOW smartphone app. The app is available on Apple and Google Play's store for customers living in specific downtown and uptown locations. For those fellow Southerners who reside in other neighboring states, don't worry. The company is expected to roll out to other stores across the U.S. in 2018.
The app will allow users to select a variety of snacks, food, electronic accessories, gift cards, cosmetics, medicine, and beverages. It's designed to use your smartphone's location services to determine the closest store for pick-up or delivery. Customers will have the option to pay for their goods in the app or have them delivered for a small courier fee.
"Today's digitally savvy consumer expects a wide range of options right at their fingertips and 7-Eleven is delivering on that promise," said 7-Eleven chief digital officer Gurmeet Singh in a press release. "We continuously ask our consumers how we can make their lives better, and 7-ElevenNOW is a proprietary solution to their on-demand needs. The app will enable our customers to get the products they want, when and where they want them, quickly and conveniently. This is redefining convenience."
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Now, when you're craving a late-night snack or you run out of chips and dip on game-day, the perfect solution is right at your fingertips. How's that for convenience?