7-Eleven Now Delivers to Parks and Beaches
Convenience store chain 7-Eleven really wants you to use its 7NOW smartphone app to buy some snacks or groceries and have them delivered. So much so that those deliveries can now be made to public locations that don't have a traditional address.
If you're sitting in a park, on a beach, at a sports field, or some other public entertainment venue in the US, chances are good 7-Eleven will now deliver to you. The store chain has setup thousands of 7NOW Pins, which cover the most popular public destinations and allow you to get a Slurpee or a Big Gulp delivered to them within 30 minutes.
Gurmeet Singh, 7-Eleven chief digital, information and marketing officer, explained, "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. Our customers asked for it and we are delivering!"
To entice you to try the app, the first three deliveries are completely free as long as you place your trio of orders within the first 30 days of signing up. Over 3,000 items can be delivered including the chain's famous drinks, pizza, ice cream, mobile gadgets, and even alcohol depending on your location and age. In total, 27 metro areas are covered including Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Norfolk, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Virginia Beach and Washington DC.
If you'd like to give the public delivery service a go, or just want the app a tap away for a hot summer's day in the park, it's available for iOS and Android devices. Just be aware that ordering pizza and beer while watching a game or relaxing on a hot beach is likely to be far too convenient and enjoyable to do just once.