What’s the safest way to make a payment at a gas pump? Why, of course, a contactless solution? You avoid skimmers if you don̵
If you have Alexa in your car and at a compatible gas station with you, the process is very simple. All you have to do is set up Alexa Pay in advance and then say “Alexa, Pay for Gas”.
“Alexa pays for gasoline” #VoiceCommerce has entered a new phase. @AmazonPay is now available to purchase fuel at @ ExxonMobil locations in the US!
The fastest way to pay is with your voice. @ AmazonPay is one of the most innovative payment companies in history – they’re just getting started! pic.twitter.com/kdA2H0rcO2
– Brian Roemmele (@BrianRoemmele) September 1, 2020
Alexa confirms which petrol station you are at, then the pump number and activates it. No must, no fuss. You still have to get out of the car, of course, 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 your car like the Echo Auto.
You don’t have to stand in the cold in winter while paying for one. And when you’re at a modern gas station that uses a touch screen for the payment screen, you don’t have to worry about gloves getting in the way either. And of course, credit card skimmers won’t work if you never get a card out of your wallet.
Amazon has partnered with ExxonMobil and Fiserv to make this possible, and Amazon Pay is processing the payment through Fiserv. The gas station will calculate your standard payment option after you receive the gasoline. All you need is your Amazon account and set up Amazon Pay using a standard credit or debit card.
According to Amazon, the voice purchase is currently expanding to over 11,500 Exxon and Mobile stations, but it was not stated how quickly the rollout would be completed.