ExxonMobil supports more ways to pay at its 11,500 stations in the US than any other national gas retailer. It supports payments within the Waze app, via Amazon Alexa, using Google Pay, or using Apple Pay which also enable App Clips to simplify the QR Code experience. Now, ExxonMobil has released a tag that will be placed on every pump that incorporates both NFC and QR Codes to simplify the payment experience of its customers regardless of the payment method they decide to use:
“Scanning the QR code or tapping the tag for consumers with the ExxonMobil Rewards+ app expedites the opening of the app, the company says. Typically, the consumer has to wake the phone and tap the app to open it.
Customers with Android phones are prompted to download the app, where they can pay for fuel with Google Pay in the app. “Android customers who tap their phone to the sticker will be brought to a web-version of the Exxon Mobil Rewards+ app, where they can also pay for gas with Google Pay directly from the web page without having to download the Exxon Mobil Rewards+ app,” ExxonMobil says.
ExxonMobil is quickly taking advantage of the new Apple technology, especially as consumers continue to be mindful of touching common payment devices.
“ExxonMobil is offering this new technology as part of an ongoing effort to continue innovation at the pump and offer customers simple, safe, and secure ways to pay,” the company says in a statement. “This new contactless payment solution builds on earlier efforts this year to promote contactless payment such as ‘Alexa, Pay for Gas’ with Amazon. ”
The tags only work with iPhones or Android phones. Consumers who want to pay with a contactless-enabled credit or debit card tap the card against the standard NFC reader on the pump.”
Overview by Tim Sloane, VP, Payments Innovation at Mercator Advisory Group