Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

7-Eleven to pilot new Scan & Pay mobile checkout feature

7-Eleven to pilot new Scan & Pay mobile checkout feature 7-Eleven is testing a ‘scan and go’ mobile checkout system
Roberta Sherman | 07 November, 2018, 21:08

Scan-and-go technology will let shoppers use their phones to pay for merchandise they've selected. 7-Eleven's scan-and-pay option will allow customers to ring up Slurpees and snacks without waiting in line. The program also enables customers to automatically earn and redeem any available 7Rewards points or coupons.

"Frictionless experiences are the future, and digital payments are key to such experiences", said Gurmeet Singh, chief digital officer and chief innovation officer at 7-Eleven.

The self-checkout service excludes items that require cashier assistance, such as hot foods, financial services and age-verified items like alcohol, tobacco and lottery tickets, 7-Eleven said. About 50% of the USA population lives within one mile of a 7-Eleven, the company said. Also last week, Walmart revealed it's going to start letting customers avoid check-out lines by installing store employees in the aisles with credit-card readers to process purchases.

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Ryan Hamilton, an associate professor of marketing at Emory University, said adding scan-and-go technology is a "major branding advantage" that could translate into more customers choosing 7-Eleven over another convenience stores, despite the limited amount of time they'll save.

Based in Irving, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 67,000 c-stores in 17 countries, including 11,800 in North America.

It had a 28% share of the USA convenience store market previous year, more than four times the 6% share held by No. 2 Wawa, according to Euromonitor.

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7-Eleven is testing the pay-and-go feature in Dallas with plans to expand to other cities.

7-Eleven is following Sam's Club and Amazon to offer a cashierless experience for its customers...some of them, at least. The Seattle giant reportedly eyes opening as many as 3,000 Amazon Go stores by 2021. According to 7-Eleven, customers gave the feature a high rating, with most customers rating it a 4.8 out of 5 for convenience.

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