Tapingo has partnered with 7-Eleven to launch on-demand delivery of the convenience store chain’s products at Tapingo client universities.
As of December 1, Tapingo users at or near participating universities in California, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland can have 7-Eleven products delivered from select, nearby 7-Eleven stores.
“We’ve seen a tremendous demand from students for late-night eats. Sometimes, you just need a Slurpee and a pizza at 1 a.m.,” says Jeff Hardy, chief business officer at Tapingo. “Welcoming 7-Eleven to our rapidly growing partner ecosystem significantly increases our ability to provide students with what they want, when they want it. The 7-Eleven brand is synonymous with convenience, and that’s exactly what our community looks to us to provide.”
Tapingo users can browse the 7-Eleven aisles through the app and have their items delivered quickly and efficiently. Using the Club Tapingo feature, which also includes exclusive promotions, Tapingo users pay a $2.99 delivery charge but no additional service fees, explains Hardy.
“Tapingo users are largely college students who are digital natives. They are redefining convenience and accustomed to ordering what they want with a few taps on a computer or smart phone,” says Raja Doddala, 7-Eleven vice president for innovation and ventures. “7-Eleven products that particularly appeal to college-age consumers include whole pizzas, chicken wings and other hot foods and sandwiches that are made fresh and delivered daily.”
7-Eleven joins a Tapingo partner ecosystem that already includes Chipotle Mexican Grill, Taco Bueno and Aramark. The Dallas-based 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses approximately 10,700 7-Eleven convenience stores in North America, with more than 57,500 locations globally in 17 countries.