ExxonMobil launches Speedpass+ mobile payment app with Apple Pay
ExxonMobil is now the “first major” fuel retailer to accept mobile payments at the pump, including Apple Pay, throughout the majority of its US network.
The app enables customers to authorise a pump for payment via the cloud. Customers have the option to select Apple Pay as a default form of payment from within the app.
The Speedpass+ mobile payment app is available at more than 6,000 Exxon- and Mobil-branded retail stations across the US.
It is available as a free download, and may also be linked to checking accounts or other major credit and debit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and ExxonMobil cards.
In addition, customers can obtain receipts by email, at the pump, or both. With either option, the customer’s purchase history is recorded in the app.
ExxonMobil plans to expand the app’s availability to more than 8,000 branded locations by mid-year.
Customers can identify nearby stores enabled for mobile payment from within the app.
Elsewhere, Apple Pay has gained plenty of traction.
One example is from last month, when Apple launched its mobile payment system in China, in partnership with state-owned bankcard association, China UnionPay.
The company will face tough competition, but it received good news at the time when Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) said its customers would be able to use Apple Pay.
In an interview with Reuters, Jennifer Bailey, vice-president of Apple Pay, says China could be its “largest” market.