Apple Pay Now Available in 10,000+ U.S. 7-Eleven Stores

7-Eleven today announced that Apple Pay and Google Pay are accepted at nearly all of its 10,000+ locations across the United States, following a rollout that began in August.

While many 7-Eleven retail locations have already started accepting Apple Pay, the rollout will continue throughout the month of September until "most U.S. stores" support the payments service.

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"The ability to pay with their smart device gives consumers one more reason to shop at 7-Eleven," said 7-Eleven CDO and CIO Gurmeet Singh of the Apple Pay launch.

7-Eleven also highlighted some of the technology improvements that it has introduced recently, including the 7-Eleven NOW app for placing on-demand orders with Apple Pay as a payment option, the 7Rewards loyalty program that allows customers to earn points for purchases, and the 7-Eleven Bot on Facebook Messenger to allow customers to get quick answers to questions.

Apple CEO Tim Cook first announced in July that Apple Pay support would be coming to 7-11 retail locations in the United States, and the wide availability of Apple Pay at 7-Eleven comes just in time for the launch of Apple's new 2018 iPhones.

To use Apple Pay at 7-Eleven stores, customers will need an iPhone 6, 6s, 6, 7, 8, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7 Plus, 8 Plus, SE, or X, and/or a compatible Apple Watch model.

Along with 7-Eleven, popular drugstore chain CVS, once an Apple Pay holdout, is also expected to begin accepting the payments service this fall.

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Top Rated Comments

keysofanxiety Avatar
41 months ago
Because I totally make buying decisions based on whether the store offers Apple Pay..
Sweet, me too! It makes purchasing things difficult when you don’t carry your wallet around any more.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Braderunner Avatar
41 months ago
I LOVE businesses that take Apple Pay. It definitely influences where I spend my money.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dmylrea Avatar
41 months ago
Because I totally make buying decisions based on whether the store offers Apple Pay..
Hmmm...sarcasm or honesty? I think former. :) If so, I agree. It's just as easy to grab a CC and do the transaction that way.

The only place I would REALLY love to use AP is at gas stations (at the pump), where CC info is ripped off daily from card scammers. But, I've yet to see a pump that takes AP.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Robert.Walter Avatar
41 months ago
Too bad Apple can't figure out a way to create a bridge for payments for companies like Walmart. That way you could use Apple Pay at any retailer.
Walmart is trying to capture the value in a card transaction, that’s why it made its own bastard orphan system.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
-BigMac- Avatar
41 months ago
Because I totally make buying decisions based on whether the store offers Apple Pay..
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mad Mac Maniac Avatar
41 months ago
Good news. This really needs to be more widespread.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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