BPMe is a mobile payment app that allows customers to pay for petrol from inside their vehicles. In other words, you no longer have to trudge into the store and avoid all those overpriced snacks during fuel stops. Hurrah!
BP has announced a new mobile-payment system that will allow drivers to settle their petrol bill at the bowser. The system, which was developed by New Zealand company PaperKite, will initially be offered to select BP Plus card customers for use at 340+ BP sites across Australia. An official launch will follow in September.
In addition to paying for fuel on your phone, the BPMe app can also be used to track your odometer, store electronic fuel receipts and locate the closest BP service station to your location via your phone's GPS.
“We recognise the importance of mobile and card-less payments to this customer base and we understand the need for faster transaction times and easier payment processes," BP's sales and marketing VP Brooke Miller said in a statement.
“Ultimately, we’re giving time back to our customers by delivering a faster way to refuel.”
The app will be available on both iOS and Android devices and will be free to download. BP is spruiking its app as the first of its kind in Australia, although we imagine Australia's other big fuel suppliers won't be too far behind with app of their own.
Here's a video of the app in action: