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Sheetz Becomes the First Convenience Store Chain in the US to Accept Bitcoin
Sheetz has teamed up with Flexa and NCR to offer digital currencies to the gas pump for a quick and secure payment option.
FREMONT, CA: Sheetz, a major Mid-Atlantic restaurant and convenience store chain, announced that it would accept digital currency payments through Flexa, the leading pure-digital payments network, allowing customers to pay for items inside the store or fill up their cars, trucks, and RVs at the pump to use digital currencies such as bitcoin, ether, litecoin, dogecoin, and more.
Sheetz has teamed up with Flexa and NCR to offer digital currencies to the petrol pump for a quick and secure payment option. Sheetz is the first convenience store chain to accept Bitcoin and many other digital currencies in-store and at the gas pump.
"Above all else, our mission at Sheetz is to continue providing our customers with the ultimate one-stop-shop where they can refuel their car and refresh their body. As a result, we are constantly innovating and exploring new offerings to truly give our customers what they want, when they want it, 24/7/365 — that includes accepting many forms of payment. We're very excited to be working with Flexa to roll out support for cryptocurrencies and other types of digital assets at our stores," said Linda Smith, Payments Manager for Sheetz.
Sheetz will start accepting digital currencies at certain Sheetz Cafe Stores later this summer, using Flexa's instant, scalable, and climate-neutral payments technology. However, planning a subsequent rollout for acceptance at Sheetz's fuel pumps.
"With interest in digital currencies reaching all-time highs, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that there are real, tangible benefits for the merchants who accept them—not only reduced fraud and cost savings, but also a better and more mobile customer experience," said Trevor Filter, co-founder of Flexa. "Sheetz is one of the most forward-thinking brands in the business and understands their customer base better than anyone else. We're absolutely elated that Flexa can help them become the first convenience and retail chain to accept digital currencies directly at the pump."
This groundbreaking partnership combines Sheetz's innovative, customer-focused approach with NCR point-of-sale technology and Flexa's digital currency payment solutions. It is probably the first time digital currencies were accepted for convenience purchases, dramatically increasing their utility for daily expenses.