Dallas-based convenience chain giant 7-Eleven has signed a strategic alliance with privately financed technology company Cyphermint, which will see the latter provide the e-commerce, advertising and Internet cash-payment systems for 7-Eleven Vcom kiosks. The 24-hour, interactive Vcom kiosks will allow consumers to shop online from within 7-Eleven stores. Customers will be able to pay cash for e-purchases such as event ticketing and online shopping, using Cyphermint's Pay Cash System. The kiosks will be tested in about 1,000 stores, which will form part of a larger rollout later this year.