Listen Now: Slurpees In The Park: 7-Eleven App Now Delivers Nearly Anywhere
7-Eleven is getting into the delivery business.
Ever craved a cold slurpee on a hot day but couldn’t drag yourself to the nearest corner store? Not to worry. 7-Eleven will now carry a slurpee or anything else it stocks its shelves with to a number of public locations. More than two thousand 7-eleven hot spots were activated this week from Central Park in New York to Venice Beach in Los Angeles.
The company says its goal is to be able to deliver at two hundred thousand locations across the country. In order to satisfy your craving customers need to download the 7-Eleven app and select “show seven now pins” to find the closest delivery spot.
There’s a delivery fee of four dollars and for any order under fifteen you have to pay an extra two dollars, which can really drive up the price of a slurpee.
The idea is similar to one Domino’s launched last year, which so far hasn’t done much to boost business. Experts say companies might want to consider delivery by drone… as long as nothing spills.
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