Add 7-Eleven to a growing list of retailers that are allowing customers to pay without visiting a cashier station. The company announced this month it has introduced Mobile Checkout in its New York City locations. The service allows customers to pay for purchases using the 7-Eleven app.
Mobile Checkout will work on both Android and iOS devices and is available for most 7-Eleven merchandise that has a bar code, company officials said in a statement. All payment transactions can be made through debit card, credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay.
While several other large retail chains have a mobile checkout feature, including Target, Nordstrom, Kohls, CVS and Walmart, 7-Eleven said it is the first convenience-store chain to develop proprietary technology for this kind of payment option. The company said it piloted the concept in a handful of Dallas locations in 2018 to get customer feedback, conduct real-world tests and refine the process.
7-Eleven officials said Mobile Checkout is one of several digital payment options it is now offering. Others include various mobile payment options at the register, including Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay.