Contactless cardholders can now make payments for up to R200 at over 400 Shell fuel stations around the country, using a contactless enabled credit or debit card.
Customers making payments of above R200 will also be able to use the solution, but will need to input their PIN number.
“We are delighted to be one of the first petrochemical organisation in South Africa to provide a contactless payment solution on the forecourt for fuel purchases,” says Majola Sibanda, payments and loyalty manager for Shell South Africa. “This option is also accessible inside our Shell and Shell Stores. We believe that our customers will benefit from this quick and easy way of transacting.”
The introduction of contactless payment cards supports Shell’s vision of extending a payment range to¬† customers that offers choice and flexibility at Shell service stations.
“Visa contactless transactions have proven to be around three times faster and more convenient than paying with cash; the solution meets the same security standards as a traditional chip card and we’re confident that our South African consumers will embrace it,” says James Simpson, country manager at Visa South Africa.
The three steps to make a contactless payment at any Shell fuel station are:
* The user informs the petrol attendant they would like to pay with a contactless card;
* The purchase amount will be entered into the terminal (in the shop) – or automatically obtained from the pump (on the forecourt) – and then displayed on the terminal; and
* When the “Present Card” screen appears on the terminal (together with the purchase amount), the user taps the card on the screen of the terminal, and the transaction will be processed, followed immediately by the receipt being printed. No signature or PIN is required if the purchase is R200 or below.