Paying with cryptocurrency for goods and services is convenient, so it only makes sense that a convenience store chain would embrace digital currency. Sheets is the owner of a string of convenience stores across the country in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia and announced yesterday that it would begin accepting Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptos for in-store purchases and gas purchases.
Sheetz has more than 600 stores located across the country, giving crypto substantial exposure as an alternative to fiat. Through a partnership with digital payments provider Flexa, the company will accept BTC, Ether, Litecoin, and Dogecoin, and a few others at all of its stores. The adoption of crypto as a payment method is also an extension of Sheetz’s existing partnership with NCR, a point-of-sale payment provider.
Linda Smith, Payments Manager for Sheetz, asserts, “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, which includes accepting many payment forms. We’re very excited to be working with Flexa to roll out support for cryptocurrencies and other types of digital assets at our stores.
Initially, crypto payments will be accepted inside particular Sheetz Café Stores starting sometime this summer. Later, the company will begin to include the option at its fuel pumps, with all stores expected to have the ability to pay in crypto before the end of the year. Customers will also be able to link the crypto payments to their existing My Sheetz Rewardz loyalty account.