Instacart, an online grocery platform in North America, released the expansion of its collaboration with 7-Eleven, the world’s largest convenience retailer, to nearly 4,000 new stores nationwide. With this expansion, Instacart now delivers from nearly 6,000 7-Eleven stores, reaching nearly 60 million U.S. households across the country.
Customers also now have access to 7-Eleven delivery via Instacart in as fast as 30 minutes to make it easier for them to instantly connect to their favorite convenience retailer and get the goods they need. Consumers nationwide can choose from thousands of essential products from 7-Eleven – including pantry staples, household items, alcohol, snacks, over-the-counter medication and more – to be delivered from the store to their door.
7-Eleven delivery via Instacart is now available across 33 states and Washington D.C. Customers across seven states -including California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, New York and Ohio, as well as Washington D.C., now also have access to alcohol delivery from 7-Eleven stores in as fast as 30 minutes. The companies plan to scale alcohol delivery to more states and stores over the coming months.
“We know the way customers shop for their groceries and goods varies week-by-week. Sometimes people need a full fridge and pantry restock and other times they just need a few things quickly like some snacks for the kids, a bottle of wine for dinner or over-the-counter medication to nurse a headache,” said Chris Rogers, VP of retail at Instacart. “As more people turn to Instacart to help put food on their tables, we’ve seen customer demand for convenience retailers increase over the last year, with convenience orders on Instacart up by more than 350 percent since last August. To meet this growing demand, we’re proud to expand with 7-Eleven to nearly 6,000 stores, and give customers across the country access to thousands of essential goods they can now have delivered often in as fast as 30 minutes.”
“7-Eleven strives to be the world’s leader in convenience, which means giving customers what they want, when, where and how they want it,” said 7–Eleven SVP and Head of Digital Raghu Mahadevan. “Customers on Instacart can now benefit from thousands of products to be delivered from a 7-Eleven store to their door in 30 minutes or less.”
Customers can begin shopping from 7-Eleven’s broad assortment of convenience products on Instacart by visiting instacart.com/711 or opening the Instacart app on their mobile device. An Instacart shopper will pick and deliver the order within the customer’s designated time frame – either on-demand or scheduled in advance. Customers ordering alcohol via Instacart must be over the age of 21, are required to enter their date of birth at checkout and present a valid government ID at the time of delivery.
With the 7-Eleven expansion, Instacart now works with more than 600 national, regional and local retailers, including unique brand names, to deliver from nearly 55,000 stores across more than 5,500 cities in North America. From fresh produce, pantry staples and convenience essentials to household items, beauty and wellness products and electronics, Instacart is committed to giving customers access to the goods they need delivered to their door from their favorite retailers.