Manhattan residents and visitors can now checkout even faster at the 7-Eleven.
7-Eleven, the Texas-based largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry, has announced Mobile Checkout, available at its convenience stores in Manhattan, New York City. This newly introduced mobile payments option lets customers skip the checkout line and pay for their purchases via the 7-Eleven app.
The mobile shopping experience has been integrated into the 7Rewards loyalty program.
The new Mobile Checkout service has been integrated directly into the 7Rewards loyalty program, which is part of the 7-Eleven app. In addition to paying for their items via the mobile app, customers can also redeem any available 7Rewards points, coupons or in-store promotions.
The new mobile payments services works with both iPhone and Android smartphones and can be used to purchase most of the store’s merchandise that has a barcode. Customers can securely make mobile payment transactions using debit, credit, Apple Pay or Google Pay.
That being said, there are still some items that require cashier assistance, including age-verified products (e.g. tobacco, alcohol, lottery tickets) and financial services.
A QR code must be scanned to confirm a purchase via Mobile Checkout.
For those who are eligible to use the new checkout feature, they will need to make sure that they have the latest version of the app downloaded. From there, users simply open the app in a participating stores and tap “Get Started” on the home page.
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A customer can then proceed to scan the barcodes of the products that they wish to purchase and add them to their basket. Any discounts or promotions associated with the products will automatically be applied once scanned.
When they are ready to checkout, customers can make their purchase using Google Pay, Apple Pay or a debit or credit card. Once the purchase has been made, a QR code will appear in the app. The customer must then scan the QR code at the confirmation station to confirm their purchase, which will result in a tone that will alert the cashier that the Mobile Checkout feature has been used.
“Customers are given lots of options when they walk into a 7-Eleven store, from product assortment and customization all the way to payment methods,” said Gurmeet Singh, EVP, Chief Digital, Information and Marketing Officer at 7-Eleven, in a company news release.
“Mobile Checkout is just one more way we can make someone’s day a little easier and give 7-Eleven customers a convenient checkout alternative to waiting in line during a store’s busiest times of day. It’s another reason to say, ‘Oh thank heaven for 7-Eleven.'”