August 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, announced a new agreement with 7-Eleven, Inc. to place a total of 18 Zipcars at nine 7-Eleven® stores throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. These vehicles are now available for reservation by the hour or by the day at affordable rates which include gas, insurance and 180 miles per day. The arrangement provides Zipcar members with more freedom and choices on where to pick up and return vehicles at convenient locations while they purchase food and essentials for a weekend getaway, a road-trip or to run errands around town.
“Both 7-Eleven and Zipcar are synonymous with convenience, so placing vehicles at 7-Eleven stores is a natural fit for us,” said Zipcar D.C. General Manager Scott Hall. “Our members regularly take Zip trips and need to stock up on snacks and supplies before heading out on their next adventure.”
The 18 new Zipcars include a variety of makes and models, such as a VW Golf named “Glisten,” a Nissan Sentra named “Aj” and a Ford Escape named “Calgary.” The vehicles are located in various neighborhoods including Anacostia, Shady Grove, Cheverly and the H Street/Atlas District. The new vehicles located in Deanwood and Huntington will be the first Zipcars offered in these neighborhoods, providing more district residents with access to Zipcar’s “wheels when you want them” service.
“7-Eleven works with established and start-up companies to provide new ways to bring convenient solutions to time-pressed consumers’ everyday needs right in their neighborhoods,” said Raja Doddala, 7-Eleven’s vice president of innovation. “Our partnership with Zipcar will help customers who want easy access to vehicles when, where and for how long they prefer.”
Zipcars are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for reservation via the company’s mobile app, through www.zipcar.com or over the phone. For more information on Zipcar in D.C. visit www.zipcar.com/DC.
Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, has operations in urban areas and college campuses throughout Austria, Canada, France, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Zipcar offers more than 50 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for smart, simple and convenient solutions to their urban and campus transportation needs. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAR), a global leader in vehicle rental services. More information is available at www.zipcar.com.
7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses nearly 10,500 7-Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, there are more than 56,600 7-Eleven stores in 16 countries. 7-Eleven has been honored by a number of companies and organizations recently. Accolades include: #2 on Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Companies for 2013; #2 on Entrepreneur magazine's 2015 Top Global Franchise list; #10 spot on Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 list for 2015, and #3 in Forbes magazine's Top 20 Franchises to Start. 7-Eleven is No. 3 on Fast Company magazine's 2013 list of the "World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Retail." 7-Eleven places among Top Veteran-Friendly Companies for 2014 by U.S. Veterans Magazine and is among GI Jobs magazine's Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2014. Hispanic Magazine named 7-Eleven among its Hispanic Corporate Top 100 Companies that provide the most opportunities to Hispanics. 7-Eleven is franchising its stores in the U.S. and expanding through organic growth, acquisitions and its Business Conversion Program. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com.
SOURCE 7-Eleven Inc.
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