ExxonMobil and the navigation app Waze have formed a partnership to offer a contactless payment experience at the pump. For those not familiar, Waze is a GPS navigation app owned by Google that may lead drivers to one of the 11,500 Exxon or Mobile locations. The payment app is automatically prompted when the person pulls up to a pump. A variety of cards and wallets can be used to execute a payment transaction.
The aim is to provide convenience for users and also minimal contact with the screens, PIN pad, and such at the pump. Automated, contactless fueling, particularly in the middle of winter, would be nice too. Here’s what we know about the partnership and the way the payment functions from an article in Convenience Store News:
Waze will now automatically display a prompt for contactless payment through the Exxon Mobil Rewards+ app upon arrival at a participating gas station.
The notification that drivers can safely and securely pay for fuel using Exxon Mobil Rewards+ will appear after the vehicle has come to a complete stop. Drivers can then select their fuel pump number from inside their vehicle or aim their smartphone at the pump’s QR code, after which the app coordinates the transaction.
Drivers will be able to access Exxon Mobil Rewards+ in just a few clicks if it is already installed. If the app isn’t installed, Waze app integration will direct them to download it in the app store.
All major credit cards, debit cards, ExxonMobil credit cards, checking account and mobile wallets, including Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay, can be added to Exxon Mobil Rewards+. The app has the same security standards required of banks to keep data private and secure.
Overview by Sarah Grotta, Director, Debit and Alternative Products Advisory Service at Mercator Advisory Group