MasterCard has partnered with Gulf Oil, a US-based distributor of motor fuels, to integrate its payment solution Masterpass into the latter’s mobile payment application, Gulf Pay.
Powered by P97’s PetroZone mobile commerce platform, the integration will allow Gulf customers to make secure payments at the pump and in stores.
MasterCard said that its payment app will be integrated in the Gulf Pay wallet as an additional payment option and will store payments information, such as card details, shipping information and payment preferences.
The motor fuels distributor is planning to launch a pilot programme at its retail fuel locations across New England and New York markets in spring of 2017.
Gulf Oil marketing manager Nikki Fales said: “Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives and the launch of the Gulf Pay app represents the next generation of payment options at our branded stations. By working together with MasterCard and P97, we will be able to deliver better solutions for our customers and merchants.”
MasterCard executive vice president of merchants and acceptance Linda Kirkpatrick said: “We know that consumers want to fuel up quickly and be on their way, so we’ve partnered with P97 and Gulf to deliver a frictionless payment experience to get people back on the road as fast as possible.
“The fuel category is a great example of where Masterpass can deliver the speed a consumer wants with the security they’ve come to expect from MasterCard.”