Five 7-Eleven locations are now the home of new greeting card kiosks.
7-Eleven has recently signed an agreement with an up-and-coming, student-created greeting card business which eliminated the need for stores to host a greeting card isle.
According to a report from The Roanoke Times, Card Isle, which was founded by three Virginia Tech students, has signed a deal with 7-Eleven that allows the company to place its kiosks in five Virginia 7-Eleven locations. Card Isle’s founders expect that this new deal will significantly expand the company’s consumer base.
In addition to its new 7-Eleven venues, Cars Isle currently hosts approximately 20 units located in Virginia, North Carolina, Oregon and Texas.
This new company is changing the face of the greeting card business. The Roanoke Times reported that Card Isle intends for its kiosks to be placed at work places, removing the need for customers to stop by a store to pick up a card.
Additionally, company kiosks provide customers with the ability to walk up to a kiosk, design their cards on the screen, pay the machine and print the card out. Customers can personalize their cards by adding their own messages and choosing from thousands of works of art by individual artists.
The Roanoke Times also reported that Card Isle has plans to allow customers to design their cards and place orders at cardisle.com and then use a unique code to pick up the cards from the kiosks.