Pay for your petrol with PayPal

Shell has partnered with PayPal to become the first UK petrol station chain to allow mobile payments at the pumps. Mobile payment at Shell is scheduled to be available later this year through apps on Android and iOS store.

Drivers will be able to use the service using the Shell Motorist App or the PayPal App. After driving into the forecourt the customer simply 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. It is expected that the vast majority of Shell’s 1000 service station will offer the technology.

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.”

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.”