NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Starting today thirsty residents in San Francisco and Oakland can get a 7-Eleven slurpee delivered straight to their apartment thanks to delivery startup Postmates.
Postmates, which has raised $138 million in seven rounds of funding, wants to be your deliveryman. The start-up operates in 28 U.S. cities, delivering anything and everything to consumers via couriers. It charges a fee based on the distance of the delivery plus a 9% service fee and says it can deliver within the hour.
While Postmates already delivers from any nearby store or restaurant, the startup has been working to partner with larger chains and restaurants to streamline the delivery process.
"With 7-Eleven, we have a full store with inventory that will be maintained," Postmates Director of Communications April Conyers said in an email. "In the past you had to place a custom order when ordering from 7-Eleven, now you will see a full catalog. When we partner with a merchant, we work together with them, so they have more control of the experience."
Consumers will be able to order everything that is sold at a 7-Eleven, including food, over-the-counter medicine, and batteries. For now, the partnership only holds in San Francisco and Oakland, but the two companies plan to expand to cities like New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Austin in the coming months.
"Through our partnership with Postmates, 7-Eleven's reach extends beyond our physical stores," 7-Eleven's vice president of innovation and omnichannel strategy Raja Doddala said in a press release. "The program should work well for us because it appeals to our customers who are more on-the-go, connected 24/7 and prefer fast-paced, urban living."