Online payment platform Pesapal has introduced a new solution that allows petrol station owners to automate fuel and retail management processes.
The said solution is meant to integrate payments alongside monitoring and data tools.
It connects distribution points and digital payments with tools to reduce costs and wastage, improving customer experience.
“Independent petrol station operators and large forecourt networks are changing up their business models, with convenience services, new fuels and battery charging,” Pesapal CEO Agosta Liko said.
The Forecourt Management Solution, which will be offers integrated payments alongside monitoring and data tools.
“This makes it a more exciting, complex, and risky game to be in. “We’re helping them automate and digitize, so they can focus on growing their businesses,” Agosta Liko, CEO of Pesapal said.
The solution automates tank gauges, price displays and payment systems besides integrating mobile money, cards, and online payments.
“We’ve spent months working with petrol station owners across East Africa and we’ve consistently heard about a lack of affordable monitoring and data tools for our unique environment,” Liko added
“Many owners want to transform their forecourt into a multi-use hub, but they’re flying blind at the moment.”
IFSF membership paves the way for Pesapal to partner with African forecourt operators to drive further automation and meet changing global standards.
“While the world is looking to decarbonize, our cities and communities are getting more mobile. We’re using different types of transport, changing fuels, and new finance and subscription products. Forecourts are the frontline of this transformation. They’ll have many more moving parts, and different retail, energy and fuel suppliers,” Liko noted.
The system will be operational in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.