PayPal users will now be able to pay for fuel at Shell petrol stations on their mobile phones.
The customer chooses the pump, pays and get a receipt through an app.
Mobile payment at Shell is scheduled to be available later this year through Shell Motorist App or the PayPal App.
With the vast majority of Shell’s 1000 service stations planning to offer the technology, customers across UK will have the option of using the new service.
The customer selects the corresponding pump on the app. 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.
Following a trial in 2013, Shell will be piloting the service for invited Shell Drivers’ Club customers in April, with plans to roll it out nationwide later in 2015.
“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,” Michael Hominick, Retail Marketing Manager Retail at Shell UK say.
”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.”
Today consumers can use their mobile to pay with Paypal at over 8,000 UK shops and restaurants, Paypal says.