Chicago - Gaming accessories supplier SteelSeries has inked a deal with PayNearMe, which will allow gamers to order merchandise online and pay for them in cash at the closest 7-Eleven store.
With PayNearMe, a consumer places a product order online at SteelSeries's
, chooses PayNearMe as the payment option, enters his ZIP code and then chooses the closest participating 7-Eleven location. The customer is then given directions on what to print and where to pay. After the customer makes the payment at 7-Eleven, SteelSeries is notified of the payment in real time, and the customers' order is immediately processed and shipped.
"With PayNearMe we can expand our business to serve our customers who rely primarily on cash for their purchases," said Bruce Hawver, CEO, SteelSeries. "We're now able to give consumers a simple and secure way to purchase gaming peripherals and accessories with cash through the convenience of ordering online and paying for them at a local 7-Eleven store."
"Gamers who prefer to pay with cash now have a convenient cash payment option," said Danny Shader, CEO PayNearMe. "PayNearMe empowers SteelSeries' customers to take advantage of the benefits of ecommerce without requiring them to use a credit or debit card."
PayNearMe payments are accepted at more than 6,000 7-Eleven locations across the country.