7 Eleven has never been known for being technologically advanced, except when it comes to cold beverages and security systems. Still, the convenience store chain has been notably slow on the uptake of mobile payment technology compared to other similar outlets.
The company said that it is bringing Apple Pay and Google Pay to “most” of its U.S. stores. Samsung beat its two major competitors to the store likely the two companies reached some sort of agreement behind closed doors.
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced earlier this summer that support at 7-Eleven stores was coming, along with the CVS pharmacies. The addition of the payment options should help make this manner of mobile payment popular among many users. The company has more than 66,000 stores worldwide. The U.S. currently makes up about 14 percent of that market.
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