BP service stations entered the 21st century this week with the nationwide launch of their brand new BPme app. The app allows customers using 500 of BP’s service stations to pay for fuel without needing to leave their car. The company is adding more locations weekly.
The app is available to both iOS and Android enabled phones which should cover the majority of people. Currently only Visa and MasterCard are available as payment options with AMEX, PayPal and Apple Pay coming soon. No word on Android Pay however.
Customers can also connect their Nectar account earning points every time they fill up. Other features include full transaction history and locating the nearest BP filling station. You can even offset carbon emissions through integration with BP’s Target Neutral programme.
Nicola Grady Smith, Head of Retail UK, said: “BPme is making refuelling easier, faster, and more convenient than ever before. We are pleased to be able to give our customers a little bit of time back in what is their already busy day.”
The BPme app is incredibly simple to use and works from the comfort of your car. After arriving at one of the supported BP service stations all you need to do is open the app up and confirm location and pump number. When the start filling message appears you leave the phone in the car and start filling up. Upon completing you get back on the car and the app will confirm the payment.
Nicola Grady Smith, continued: “As part of BP’s digital transformation, BPme is the first step in changing the ways we interact with our customers. It will allow us to engage with drivers in a more direct and personal way and enable us to enhance our communications with the individual customer.”
The app can be downloaded from the appropriate app store for your phone, which you should do before visiting the service station.