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Fuel card customers taking up BPme app

John Wood ·
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Fuel card customers have become significant users of the BPme app since it was made available to BP Plus and BP Plus Bunker customers six months ago.

According to BP Fuel Cards, more than 3,000 cards are active on the app, with over 15,500 fuel card transactions since the launch.

Total fuel card volume accounts for nearly 900,000 litres, making up 10% of BPme volume since the launch, with one business carrying out over 2,000 transactions via BPme.

One company using BPme for its fleet is liquid waste management company BioMarsh. General manager Steve Strudwick commented: “BPme app has really supported our growth and enables our 80 vehicles to keep moving.

“We get really good support from our account manager at BP, including a report on a weekly basis filled with data that we can analyse to look for improvements in our business.”

One of the main features of BPme is that staff can log in and see where their nearest garage is and use it to access fuel wherever they are. They can also enter and exit the forecourt quickly, which increases business efficiency. A BioMarsh driver said: “With the app, you don’t even have to go into the station – you just activate the app, select the pump number, put your mileage and registration number in, and it activates the pump. You put the fuel straight into your lorry and go.”

The app also remembers a driver’s registration from the first time they enter it, saving the driver having to remember, and helping fleet managers to track activity and tackle fuel card fraud. Strudwick said: “We’ve had incidents in the past where ex-employees take fuel cards with them and use them in a fraudulent manner, but now that’s not possible – we can quickly spot if something is going wrong.”

Jo McDonnell, UK fleet sales manager, BP Fuel Cards, said on the six-month milestone: “We are so pleased to see the success of fuel card functionality on BPme. Time is quite literally money for fleets, and BPme decreases the time spent on both fuelling at the pump and on admin back at headquarters.”

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 16 September 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East131.91139.09127.72
East Midlands131.7067.90141.05127.78
London131.23140.26128.23
North East130.27143.10126.88
North West131.0561.90140.46127.66
Northern Ireland128.98134.61125.56
Scotland131.5452.70138.78127.59
South East132.3555.20140.48128.43
South West131.4959.90138.93127.63
Wales130.6864.90135.93126.92
West Midlands131.2068.90139.66127.86
Yorkshire & Humber130.9084.90142.07127.66

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