What is the safest way to pay for a gas pump? Why any contactless solution, of course. You avoid skimmer if you do not insert the card. Now you can take that idea even further by skipping the card completely and paying with Alexa at over 11,500 Exxon and mobile stations.
If you have Alexa with you in the car and at a compatible gas station, the process is very simple. All you have to do is set Alexa Pay in advance and then say “Alexa, Pay for Gas.”
“Alexa pays for petrol” #VoiceCommerce has entered a new phase. Now you can buy fuel at @ ExxonMobil stations across the US with @AmazonPay!
The fastest way to pay is your vote. @ AmazonPay is one of the most innovative payment companies in history – they have just started! pic.twitter.com/kdA2H0rcO2
– Brian Roemmele (@BrianRoemmele) September 1, 2020
Alexa will confirm which gas station you are at, then the pump number and activate it. No mouse, no hassle. You obviously have to get out of the car and pump yourself. But you cut out some of the more annoying parts of getting gas. You can use any smartphone with the Alexa app installed or any Alexa device in Echo Auto.
You do not have to stand in the cold during the winter while paying for one. And if you’re at a modern gas station that uses a touch screen for the payment screen, you do not have to worry about gloves getting in the way either. And of course, credit card scammers will not work if you never get a card out of your wallet.
Amazon partnered with ExxonMobil and Fiserv to make this happen, and Amazon Pay handles payment via Fiserv. The petrol station will charge your standard payment option once you have received petrol. All you need is your Amazon account and to set up Amazon Pay with a standard credit or debit card.
Amazon says voice purchases are currently rolling out to over 11,500 Exxon and mobile stations, but it did not show how quickly the rollout would be completed.