BayWa automatic gas stations: Cooperation with the Connected Fueling platform offers new digital payment options

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December 16th 2020

PACE continues to expand the acceptance network for mobile payments via the Connected Fueling Platform. With its network of almost 100 automatic gas stations, BayWa AG has now been won as an additional partner. In the future, drivers will be able to make mobile payments directly at the pump with the free PACE Drive app at BayWa. PACE is thus the first partner to make mobile payment at BayWa possible for end customers.

Simple and smart payment

In cooperation with PACE, BayWa is expanding its digital payment options at its nearly 100 automatic gas stations in southern and eastern Germany. In addition to the digital BayWa fuel card app, mobile and contactless payments can now be made via PayPal, Apple Pay and credit card, and soon also via paydirekt and Google Pay. For this purpose, BayWa AG, in cooperation with the provider PACE Telematics and the POS system provider Hectronic, is successively equipping its stations with the ability to accept payment with the PACE Drive app.

“Filling up at a BayWa vending station is now even smarter and easier–what has long been common practice in e-commerce is now also making its way to our stations.”

Julian Thomas Bartenschlager, Head of Service Station Management & Network Development

“Filling up at a BayWa vending station is now even smarter and easier–what has long been common practice in e-commerce is now also making its way to our stations,” says Julian Thomas Bartenschlager, Head of Service Station Management & Network Development. “The payment process takes place without physical intervention at the machine, making it as easy as can be. We are thus meeting the requirements of private customers in particular.” The function is to be available at all BayWa vending stations by the end of January 2021.

Technology partner Hectronic

The connection to the open platform connectedfueling.com of PACE Telematics was realized in cooperation with Hectronic GmbH. This means that all mineral oil companies using Hectronic POS systems can now be activated for Connected Fueling without any further technical integration effort.

Free of charge for customers

Drivers can use the function free of charge and without any further obligations. The PACE Drive app for iOS and Android is available for free in the app stores. And this is how it works: First, the customer downloads the PACE Drive app from the App Store (iOS and Android) and creates an account. As soon as the customer drives up to the BayWa filling station, he or she is notified of the mobile payment option and can call up the station’s available gas pumps. The user selects his or her gas pump on the display, authorizes the desired amount, and starts the refueling process. Once the fueling process is complete, the receipt is displayed and saved directly on the terminal device. The invoice amount is paid in the background using the stored payment method (PayPal, Apple Pay, credit cards, etc.).