In the U.S., a convenience store may be part of a gas station, typically located alongside a busy road, in an urban area, or inside a transport hub. In 2015 alone, the total sales generated from the U.S. convenience store industry amounted to around 603 billion U.S. dollars — with more than half of it coming from the sale of motor fuel. The volume of motor fuel sold at convenience stores in the U.S. amounted to about 151.3 billion gallons for that same year. The annual sales of the gasoline station industry is projected to reach over 600 billion U.S. dollars by 2017 but in spite of such impressive numbers, proceeds from in-store sales of U.S. convenience stores in the U.S. is largely dominated by the sale of merchandise. A total sale of about 692 million U.S. dollars was recorded for general merchandise in 2015 alone.
Convenience stores can also be licensed to sell alcohol in certain jurisdictions in the U.S. and some convenience stores may also offer money order and wire transfer services. The total weekly number of recorded convenience store transactions per week amounted to 5,835 in 2015 alone.