Self-service kiosks offering financial and e-commerce services are to be introduced in over 200 7-Eleven stores. NCR self-service solutions will be used by the convenience retailer’s customers to cash checks, purchase money orders, and send and receive wire transfers, in addition to traditional ATM transactions. 7-Eleven has partnered with American Express for this initial rollout of the kiosks in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, which have touch-screen net access. Future plans include event ticketing and online shopping.
“The development of our V.com kiosk represents an extension of our long-standing relationship with NCR and will facilitate our e-commerce strategy,” said Rick Updyke, vice president of planning for 7-Eleven. “Distribution is the biggest challenge for e-commerce companies, and 7-Eleven is well positioned to leverage our existing locations, daily delivery and state-of-the-art retail information system. The result is a final-mile unique solution for online shopping and fulfilment.”
At the heart of the web ATMs will be NCR’s APTRA software, which allows customers to access information using standard Internet technology.“This is a perfect fit with 7-Eleven’s Internet strategy,” said Andy Orent, vice president of NCR’s ATM Solutions Group. “With NCR’s self-service terminal, powered with APTRA software, 7-Eleven customers have the convenience of cashing paychecks and accessing other financial services 24 hours a day."7-Eleven, Inc. is the largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. More than 19,700 7-Elevens are located in North America and 16 other countries and territories throughout the world.
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