Shell has announced that it is partnering with PayPal to bring mobile payments to their forecourts in UK this year.
The service will be coming to the vast majority of Shell’s 1000 service stations in UK and will work either via Shell’s Motorist app (not available on Windows Phone) or via the Paypal app, which is.
After driving into the forecourt the customer simply selects the corresponding pump on the app via scanned QRCode. The app then authenticates the transaction and the customer can then fill up and go. When refuelling is complete a receipt is automatically sent through to the phone, letting the consumer drive away, safe in the knowledge the transaction was a success.
Michael Hominick, Retail Marketing Manager Retail at Shell UK says:
“We’re committed to providing a fast, safe and secure service. We’ve listened to our customers and know they will benefit from this innovation. They will now have the flexibility and convenience of paying without having to leave their car. Those who want to go in store and pay or purchase other items will still be able to, with the benefit of reduced queues.”
He adds: “This is an exciting development for Shell. We believe that by working with a trusted brand like PayPal this new service will positively impact our service stations by delivering the security, choice and convenience UK motorists are after.”
Rob Harper, Director, Mobile Commerce at PayPal UK says:
“Today we’re announcing a UK first – we’ve created a simple and secure way to use your mobile phone to pay at the pump nationwide. At PayPal, we’ve always believed people will use their mobile phones to pay if there’s a clear benefit. With today’s announcement, we’re offering drivers a faster way to fill up their car and pay, and get back on the road.”
He adds: “PayPal’s been pioneering the future of money for years. Since 2011, we’ve been powering mobile commerce innovation on the British high street. We’ve helped retailers and restaurants get closer to their customers with new mobile experiences in their own applications and the PayPal App. Today consumers can use their mobile to pay at over 8,000 UK shops and restaurants. Our partnership with Shell takes us further down the road to the day you can leave your wallet at home and pay with your phone.”