Wright Express Corporation clippings file https://www.nfcw.com/tag/wright-express-corporation/ At the heart of the contactless ecosystem since 2008 Mon, 04 Feb 2019 23:47:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://www.nfcw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-32x32.png Wright Express Corporation clippings file https://www.nfcw.com/tag/wright-express-corporation/ 32 32 37289602 Sheetz NFC trial hailed a success https://www.nfcw.com/2009/05/28/31200/sheetz-nfc-trial-hailed-a-success/ Thu, 28 May 2009 13:30:37 +0000 http://www.nearfieldcommunicationsworld.com/?p=1200 Paying by phone is "easy, fast and convenient," say the participants in a US fuel payments trial — now all that's needed to move ahead is a business model...

Sheetz NFC trial hailed a success was written by Sarah Clark and published by NFCW.

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Sheetz convenience stores and payments processor Wright Express Corporation have announced the successful completion of a multi-city NFC trial that enabled drivers to make fuel purchases at Sheetz locations using their mobile phones.

CONVENIENCE: Drivers preferred paying with NFC "because they always carry a phone, but sometimes forget their wallet"
CONVENIENCE: Drivers preferred paying with NFC \’because they always carry a phone, but sometimes forget their wallet\’

Drivers participating in the pilot, all members of the Sheetz Business Advantage fleet program, could download their fleet card over-the-air (OTA) into a specially provided NFC phone. They could then purchase fuel by tapping their phones at the contactless payment readers installed at the pump and in store at more than 350 participating Sheetz locations throughout Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina.

“The mobile payment pilot was a huge success, meeting and exceeding our initial objectives,” says Russ Lamer, Wright Express’ manager of emerging technologies. “It helped us gain insight into the benefits of using a mobile phone as a payment device, document fleet driver usability at the pump and inside the store and also better understand the mobile payments operating systems.”

Interviews with participating fleet drivers carried out after the trial showed they overwhelmingly approved of the NFC mobile technology, saying that the phone was an “easy, fast and convenient” payment method. Some mentioned that they preferred purchasing with the phone “because they always carry a phone, but sometimes forget their wallet.”

Despite the positive results from the trial, however, work still needs to be done before any rollout could take place. “Our next steps are to work on a business model and evaluate how we can eventually be ready to offer commercial mobile payment services to our customers once NFC phones become widely available and accepted by our merchants,” says Lamer.

Sheetz NFC trial hailed a success was written by Sarah Clark and published by NFCW.

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US drivers to pay for fuel using NFC https://www.nfcw.com/2009/01/12/3504/us-drivers-to-pay-for-fuel-using-nfc/ Mon, 12 Jan 2009 17:18:14 +0000 http://www.nearfieldcommunicationsworld.com/?p=504 Sheetz convenience stores and fleet card operator Wright Express Corporation are running a multi-city trial that lets fleet card holders make fuel purchases at Sheetz locations with their mobile phones.

US drivers to pay for fuel using NFC was written by Sarah Clark and published by NFCW.

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PAY PHONES: Fleet drivers will be able to pay for fuel with NFC phones at more than 350 Sheetz gas stations
PAY PHONES: Fleet drivers will be able to pay for fuel with NFC phones at more than 350 Sheetz gas stations

Sheetz convenience stores and Wright Express Corporation have announced the launch of a multi-city NFC trial that enables drivers to make fuel purchases at Sheetz locations using their mobile phones.

Drivers participating in the pilot, who are all part of the Sheetz Business Advantage fleet program, will download a fleet card over-the-air (OTA) into a specially provided NFC phone. They will then be able to purchase fuel by tapping their phones at the contactless payment readers installed in more than 350 participating Sheetz locations throughout Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina.

“There are indications that the wireless phone will be the electronic wallet of the future,” says Russ Lamer, Wright’s manager of emerging technologies. “The goal of this field test is to enable us to better understand NFC mobile payment technology and position Wright Express to rapidly achieve leadership in this exciting new market as it develops.”

“The main reason Sheetz was selected to pilot this payment technology is because they are considered a leader in convenience store technology,” he explained. “Sheetz has had the contactless readers at their stores for several years now and have been accepting contactless chip cards, using RFID technology for payments at the pump and in-store. Vivotech was an obvious choice as the primary technology partner since they are the leader in NFC mobile payment software and contactless acceptance solutions,” he added.

Vivotech provided the complete end-to-end NFC mobile solution for the trial including a mobile wallet, Over-The-Air (OTA) fleet card provisioning infrastructure software, promotion management software, and the contactless/NFC terminals installed at Sheetz locations.

Wright Express’ charge cards are used by commercial and government fleets to purchase fuel and maintenance services for approximately 4.5m vehicles and the company markets its services directly to fleets and as an outsourcing partner for its strategic relationships and franchisees. The company’s business portfolio includes a MasterCard-branded corporate card as well as TelaPoint, a provider of supply chain software solutions for petroleum distributors and retailers, and Pacific Pride, an independent fuel distributor franchisee network.

US drivers to pay for fuel using NFC was written by Sarah Clark and published by NFCW.

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