7-Eleven have announced in a press release that most of its stores across the US now support Apple’s mobile payments technology and that the rollout will continue through September.
Gurmeet Singh, CDO and CIO of 7-Eleven, commented that:
“Frictionless experiences are the future, and digital payments are key to such experiences. Consumers prefer shopping at retailers that offer digital payment capabilities… The ability to pay with their smart device gives consumers one more reason to shop at 7-Eleven.”
7-Eleven also referred to some of its recent technological advances such as the 7Rewards loyalty program, which allows customers to earn points when they purchase items at 7-Eleven stores, the 7-Eleven NOW app for placing on-demand orders with Apple Pay as a payment option, , and the 7-Eleven Bot on Facebook Messenger, which allows customers to ask questions and receive quick answers.
Apple CEO Tim Cook first announced that Apple Pay would be offered at 7-Eleven locations across the US at a quarterly conference call in July. He also declared that CVS, despite previously opposing the service, would also provide Apple Pay support at its stores this year.
If you would like to use Apple Pay at 7-Eleven stores, you will require an iPhone 6, 6s, 6, 7, 8, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7 Plus, 8 Plus, SE, or X, or a compatible Apple Watch model.