November 20, 2017 // Franchising.com // IRVING, TEXAS - Eating, cooking, shopping, football. Thanksgiving is a busy time and with so much to do, it can be a stressful one as well. 7-Eleven, Inc. and Postmates can make life a little easier during the extended Thanksgiving holiday by offering FREE DELIVERY of favorite 7-Eleven® items from 12:01 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, through 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27.
The service is available in 35 of the metro areas in which 7-Eleven operates stores.
Orders are placed through the Postmates app. To use, shoppers simply download the app from the App Store or Google Play, select 7-Eleven from the list of retailers, click on products to order and pay with the app. Postmates coordinates the delivery from the most convenient outlet and a nearby courier to fulfill the customer’s order in minutes (30 minutes on average).
“7-Eleven customers crave convenience, and that’s what we’re here for,” said 7-Eleven Chief Digital Officer Gurmeet Singh, “but sometimes even getting to the store can be a challenge. We thought Thanksgiving week was a great time to save our customers time and money with this special Postmates offer. Even after the free delivery promotion ends, Postmates offers an affordable alternative to physically shopping at one of our stores with the same products delivered in an hour or less. We are taking convenience to the customer.”
Whether the pets are howling, the remote control is dead, a headache is coming on, the kids are hungry or a caffeine fix is needed to power through Cyber Monday sales, Postmates and 7-Eleven can quickly solve the problem. Pet food, car chargers, batteries, medicine, pizza, drinks, ice cream, coffee and more can be delivered in minutes. The Postmates app shows hundreds of 7-Eleven items available with an option to add “custom items” for ones not listed. Product selection may vary by store.
Age-restricted items like alcohol, cigarettes and lottery tickets are not included.
Here’s what the week might look like with the convenience of 7-Eleven and FREE door-to-door delivery by Postmates:
Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20-21
While packing the car to head home for the holidays, college students and travelers can save time by ordering snacks and drinks to be delivered before they hit the road.
Wednesday, Nov. 22
The night before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest pizza delivery days of the year, which could mean long delivery waits from traditional pizza restaurants. Why wait? 7-Eleven sells whole pepperoni and triple cheese large pizza for $5.55, and right now each whole pizza comes with a free Redbox coupon at participating stores. Postmate a 2-liter Coca-Cola beverage with it and get $1 off.
Thursday, Nov. 23
Thanksgiving! Missing some key ingredients from a favorite family recipe? Postmate grocery items like milk, eggs, sugar, flour and more from a nearby 7-Eleven store. Big Bite® hotdogs are also big-sellers on Thanksgiving. If turkey dinner is running late, a hotdog can take a bite out of pre- or post-turkey dinner hunger.
Friday, Nov. 24
Sales and shopping start early on Black Friday. When predawn shoppers start to sag while waiting in line for that doorbuster big-screen TV deal, they can postmate hot coffee and fresh donuts from the closest 7-Eleven for themselves and friends in line.
Saturday, Nov. 25
Football! NCAA games start early and run late with some of the biggest college rivals facing off. Wings, pizza, 7-Select® chips and beverages get the party started, but nobody wants to leave in the middle of the game to re-stock. Postmate favorite 7-Eleven eats and drinks to score quick (and free) delivery.
Sunday, Nov. 26
Customers can brunch at home with hot Pillsbury stuffed waffles, fresh-baked-daily pastries, cut fruit, new 7-Select organic, cold-pressed juices and more ordered from 7-Eleven and delivered for free by Postmates.
Monday, Nov. 27
Cyber Monday means more web-surfing and shopping from the luxury of home. But big deals can disappear in the time it takes to drive to the store for snacks and Slurpee® drinks. 7-Eleven and Postmates can keep hunger and thirst at bay so online shoppers in PJs can navigate online mega-deals.
“When we collaborated with 7-Eleven in 2015, we were excited to offer our customers more choice and convenience,” said Russell Cook, Postmates senior vice president of operations. “In the last couple of years, we’ve delivered everything from 7-Select Ultra Premium paper towels to pizza and over 30,000 Slurpee drinks. We’re happy to expand to 1,100 stores and look forward to growing with 7-Eleven.”
This promotion celebrates 7-Eleven’s extended relationship with Postmates. Regularly, 7-Eleven deliveries will be a flat fee of $3.99. For customers who are part of Postmates Unlimited, the company’s subscription service, deliveries are free if the customer spends $20 or more. Average delivery time for Postmates orders is under 30 minutes.