Mobile payments are expected to be one of the standards of payments in the future. After all there are countries and societies around the world that are trying to go the cashless route, and since we have our phones on us most of the time, it makes sense to use them for payments in place of cash or even cards.
For those who frequent 7-Eleven, you might be interested to learn that the company has announced that they will now support payments made using either Apple Pay or Google Pay. This support is expected to roll out through their stores in the US this September, so like we said if you shop there often, you’ll want to keep an eye out for its availability.
By adopting Apple Pay and Google Pay, it means that 7-Eleven in the US will support three mobile payment options which also includes Samsung Pay. What’s interesting is that 7-Eleven in other parts of the world are also accepting various forms of mobile payment solutions, such as over in Malaysia where there is support for Razer Pay and Alipay.
According to Gurmeet Singh CDO and CIO of 7-Eleven, “Frictionless experiences are the future, and digital payments are key to such experiences. Consumers prefer shopping at retailers that offer digital payment capabilities. The ability to pay with their smart device gives consumers one more reason to shop at 7-Eleven.”