Shopping with 7-Eleven Just Got a Lot More Convenient
DALLAS - July 1, 2015 // PRNewswire // - 7-Eleven, Inc. takes its
mantra of "what customers want, when and where they want it" a
giant step further as it begins to offer delivery to customers with
San Francisco-based technology company Postmates.
Select stores in San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., now offer
on-demand delivery through Postmates iOS, Android or web app. An
assortment of 7-Eleven's products from hot foods and snacks to cold
beverages and other convenience items is just a few taps away and
will be delivered by Postmates to customers in an hour or less.
"7-Eleven's founder, Joe C. Thompson Jr., used to say 7-Eleven's
mission was to 'give customers what they want, when and where they
want it'," said Raja Doddala, 7-Eleven's vice president of
innovation and omnichannel strategy. "Through the modern-day
technology that Postmates provides, we can fulfill that promise in
a way we haven't done before."
This is 7-Eleven's first official foray into delivery and
fulfills a component of the company's omnichannel strategy to
provide time-pressed customers solutions to their everyday needs
while transforming its outlets from convenience to convenient,
"Through our partnership with Postmates, 7-Eleven's reach
extends beyond our physical stores," Doddala said. "The program
should work well for us because it appeals to our customers who are
more on-the-go, connected 24/7 and prefer fast-paced, urban
"Plus, we have market concentration in these geographic areas,
which makes shopping with us through Postmates even more convenient
for the customer," Doddala added.
"By partnering with 7-Eleven, we will be able to provide both
7-Eleven and Postmates customers access to groceries, fresh food
and other goods across all markets that our companies are both
operating in." said Holger Luedorf, Postmates senior vice
president. "In providing 7-Eleven with a digital storefront and
giving its team access to our fleet of more than 12,000 Postmates,
we are making the experience even more convenient for our joint
Doddala expects to expand delivery later this year to other
areas where there is a high density of 7-Eleven stores - Austin,
New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Chicago.
About 7-Eleven, Inc.
7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the
convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven
operates, franchises or licenses nearly 10,500 7-Eleven® stores in
North America. Globally, there are more than 56,200 7-Eleven stores
in 16 countries. 7-Eleven has been honored by a number of companies
and organizations recently. Accolades include: #1 on Entrepreneur
magazine's 2014 Top Global Franchise list; #2 on Franchise Times
Top 200 Franchise Companies for 2013; #10 spot on Entrepreneur
magazine's Franchise 500 list for 2015, and #3 in Forbes magazine's
Top 20 Franchises to Start. 7-Eleven is No. 3 on Fast Company
magazine's 2013 list of the "World's Top 10 Most Innovative
Companies in Retail." 7-Eleven places among Top Veteran-Friendly
Companies for 2014 by U.S. Veterans Magazine and is among GI Jobs
magazine's Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2014. Hispanic
Magazine named 7-Eleven among its Hispanic Corporate Top 100
Companies that provide the most opportunities to Hispanics.
7-Eleven is franchising its stores in the U.S. and expanding
through organic growth, acquisitions and its Business Conversion
Program. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com.
SOURCE 7-Eleven, Inc.