Shop Online With Cash At 7-Eleven

from the experimenting dept

7-Eleven is going to start experimenting with online kiosks in their stores that take cash for e-commerce purchases. They figure they’re targeting the millions of Americans who either don’t have internet access or don’t have credit cards. They’ll probably add a $1 transaction fee. You won’t actually be able to surf the internet, but just look at a few goods from just a few select merchants. The one offering they’re talking about that really does sound useful will be the ability to print out a map with directions. While many of us do this from home, imagine being completely lost and being able to just run into the first 7-Eleven you find and printing out a map with directions? Overall, though, I’m not sure that people will start rushing down to the local 7-Eleven to buy things online.

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “Shop Online With Cash At 7-Eleven”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment
Mike (profile) says:

Re: Imagine

Imagine being lost and being able to run into 7-11 or a gas station and buy a local map! It sure is exciting living in the future, when such things are possible.

Haha. Very good point… and one that actually did go through my head when reading the article. However, being able to print out the specific door to door directions is certainly much cooler than buying a random local map, when you might not even know where on that map you are.

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...