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Shell, PayPal team up so customers can pay at the pump using a phone

Shell wants customers in the UK to pay using their smartphones

By Michael Hatamoto from Jul 24, 2015 @ 16:25 CDT

Shell and PayPal want drivers in the UK to embrace the "Fill-Up & Go" mobile payment program, giving customers the chance to scan a QR code into the mobile app. Once a customer scans a QR code at their gas pump, they can select how much fuel they wish to purchase, and then pump the gas.

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Monetary amounts are tied to each customer's PayPal account, and is designed to streamline gas purchases for commuters - and those not interested in going inside.

Both companies initially announced their testing plan in early 2015, and with half of Shell customers only purchasing gas before leaving the station, a mobile offering seems like a clever idea.

Chevron and Apple are currently testing a mobile service using Apple Pay, as other gas companies and mobile payment services try to sort themselves out.

NEWS SOURCES:Marketingmagazine.co.uk, S3.amazonaws.com


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