Shell rolls out mobile payments to its forecourts

Shell has partnered with PayPal to create the option for customers to pay via their mobile, rather than having to leave their car.

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Shell is taking its Fill Up & Go service to ‘hundreds’ of forecourts in the UK following a successful test of the service in selected stations over the past few months.

According to Shell the launch is in direct response to customers that wanted faster and easier ways to pay for petrol.

To pay via mobile customers must download the Shell app and link their PayPal account, a five digit security code is required to log in and out.

On entering the forecourt the driver activates the app and select the maximum amount they wish to spend. Leaving the mobile phone in the car, refuelling takes place as usual with the pump cutting out automatically before the maximum spend limit is reached. The transaction is then taken by PayPal with a receipt and loyalty points issued within the app.