- Sheetz is the first major restaurant and convenience chain to accept cryptocurrencies. These are the details.
Sheetz will be the first major restaurant and convenience chain to accept cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ether, Litecoin, etc. To accept payments for groceries, gas and other items via cryptocurrencies, Sheetz has partnered with Flexa and NCR.
Sheetz plans to accept digital currencies in selected Sheetz Cafe stores later this summer using Flexa’s instant and climate-neutral payment technology. A rollout is planned for later in the year, which will also apply to Sheetz’s fuel pumps.
Sheetz currently has 622 stores in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland. And Sheetz customers also have the option to link their My Sheetz Rewardz loyalty account when paying with Flexa-enabled apps.
“With interest in digital currencies hitting all-time highs, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the merchants who accept them have real, tangible benefits – not just less fraud and cost savings, but better and more mobile Customer experience. Sheetz is one of the most forward-thinking brands in the business and understands their customer base better than anyone. We are absolutely thrilled that Flexa can help them become the first convenience and retail chain to accept digital currencies right at the pump. “
– Trevor Filter, co-founder of Flexa
“Above all, our mission at Sheetz is to continue to offer our customers the ultimate one-stop-shop where they can refuel their cars and refresh their bodies. For this reason, we are constantly developing new offers to offer our customers what they want, when they want it, 24/7/365 – this also includes accepting many payment methods. We are very excited to be working with Flexa to bring support for cryptocurrencies and other types of digital assets to our branches. “
– Linda Smith, payments manager for Sheetz
“By connecting through the existing POS solution to the NCR payment gateway, retailers can quickly integrate new solutions, making it easy to introduce new innovations made possible by digital currencies. Retailers benefit from higher loyalty, lower transaction fees and less fraud while improving convenience and choice for shoppers. “
– Tim Vanderham, NCR’s chief technology officer