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BP to roll out fuel payments app for fleets

BPMe pilot scheme for individuals to be followed next year by wider service


Fuel firm BP plans to test BPMe smartphone payment technology this month with a view to making it available to fleets next year.

Certain BP Plus card customers will pilot the innovation in the roll-out’s first phase.

The BPMe app has been developed for iOS and Android, and will be free to download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store from September, the company says.

It aims to enable BP Plus card holders to pay for their fuel, track their odometer, store electronic fuel receipts and locate their closest BP service station, all from their smartphones.

“Providing a simpler and faster way to fill up, BPMe will allow customers to enjoy the best possible refueling experience by giving time back and conveniently making payment from the comfort of their own vehicle,” BP sales and marketing vice president Brooke Miller says.

“Smartphone penetration rates in Australia are some of the highest in the world and mobile payment solutions are what our customers have been demanding. It’s the way of the future and BP is at the front of this innovation.

“We recognise the importance of mobile and card-less payments to this customer base and we understand the need for faster transaction times and easier payment processes.

“Ultimately, we’re giving time back to our customers by delivering a faster way to refuel.”

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