7-Eleven Runs an E-Commerce Super Bowl Play

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7-Eleven Runs an E-Commerce Super Bowl Play

By Cyndi Loza - 02/11/2019

7-Eleven leveraged the National Football League's 2019 Super Bowl this month to spotlight its rapidly expanding 7Now delivery service. 

Encouraging shoppers not to "miss a single moment of the big game," the retailer deployed a Jan. 31 media release touting $3 whole pizzas (typically $7.99) available through its 7Now delivery service from Feb. 1-3. On Feb. 4, the day after the 53rd Super Bowl, select "post-game" SKUs — including a 28-ounce beverage from PepsiCo's Gatorade, a Coca-Cola Co. 20-ounce SKU, a Hershey's Kit Kat bar, a four-count packet of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare's Advil and private-label 7-Select pocket facial tissues — were also available for 53 cents for the day through the 7Now service. Carousel ads on 7Now's web page (delivery.7-eleven.com) touted the promotions. The delivery service's web page and dedicated mobile application also deployed notifications and messages to plug the offers.

“7‑Eleven continues to redefine convenience through digital technologies and 7Now brings it to life for our customers. For the millions of Americans who throw parties for the big game, 7Now will bring you everything you need. From pizza, to beer and party favors, 7‑Eleven is here to deliver,” Gurmeet Singh, 7-Eleven's chief digital officer and chief information officer, said in the release. “Whether your team wins or loses, 7Now will either help you punt post-game misery with tissues and ibuprofen or kickoff a weeklong celebration with all the treats and drinks you desire.”

The retailer has been rapidly expanding its 7Now delivery service, growing it from a test at 10 Dallas stores in 2017 to more than 900 stores across 277 U.S. cities (as of Jan. 31), a 7-Eleven spokesperson told P2PI. The service allows shoppers to order a variety of product for delivery ranging from PepsiCo's Doritos chips to a cherry Slurpee and Nestle's Hot Pocket frozen SKUs to Unilever's Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Additionally, 7‑Eleven offers delivery of beer, wine and/or liquor across 18 markets, including Los Angeles, Chicago, San Antonio, New York, Phoenix and St. Louis. According to its web page, 7Now orders incur a $3.99 deliver fee as well as a $1.99 "small basket fee" on orders under $15. The first three delivery fees (if within 30 days of the first) are waved through March 31.

Outdoor signs and window clings plug the delivery service at participating stores. 7Now is available in the cities listed below (for a complete list visit the "E-Commerce Strategy" within 7-Eleven's profile on P2PI.org).

State

City

Arizona

Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe

California

Los Angeles, Inglewood, Culver City, San Diego and 122 other cities

Colorado

Colorado Springs, Denver, Commerce City and 14 other cities

Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Miramar, Orlando and 33 other cities

Illinois

Chicago

Massachusetts

Boston, Cambridge, and 3 other cities

Maryland

Baltimore, Bethesda, Bladensburg, Capitol Heights and 15 others

Missouri

Saint Louis, Hazelwood, Affton and 5 other cities

North Carolina

Charlotte and Matthews

Nevada

Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas

New York

Brooklyn, Corona, East Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Long Island City, Ridgewood, Middle Village and New York

Oregon

Aloha, Beaverton, Milwaukie, Portland and Tigard

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh

Texas

Addison, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving and 12 other cities

Utah

Draper, Kearns, Salt Lake City and 7 other cities

Virginia

Alexandria, Arlington, Chesapeake, Norfolk and Virginia Beach

Washington

Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Renton and Seattle

 

Washington, D.C.

Total (as of Jan. 31):

277

Source: 7-Eleven/Ketchum

 

About the Author

Cyndi Loza

Cyndi Loza

Cyndi Loza is an associate editor of content for P2PI.org and a contributing writer for Shopper Marketing magazine. She has been a member of P2PI's editorial team for nearly five years, covering retailers including Target, 7-Eleven, The Home Depot and Dollar General. Read More